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How the Leave-a-Drink Tradition Came to Be

The leave-a-drink tradition is spreading to bars across the country. Here, Megan Krigbaum tracks the evolution of the ...
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Where Did the “Snaquiri” Come From?

The "Snaquiri"—or a tiny Daiquiri meant to be taken as a shot—has become a nationwide bartender handshake. Kara ...
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The Return of America’s Most Patriotic Spirit

Welcome to "Spirit Guide," in which Wayne Curtis demystifies the ever-shifting spirits landscape one bottle at a ...
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Why Mole Bitters Make Everything Better

Every bartender has at least one ingredient in their arsenal that can improve just about any cocktail. In this round ...
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How a Spirits Bottle Becomes Iconic

Some of the world's most famous spirits brands are known not only for what's inside their bottles, but for the ...
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I Love You, Karaoke

Why do we love karaoke so much? Tasked with answering the question, Jamie Feldmar traces history of karaoke in New ...
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The American Nouveau Wines to Drink Now

The recent American adoption of the "nouveau" style long associated solely with Beaujolais continues. Zachary Sussman ...
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How Pittsburgh Became an Eccentric Tiki Mecca

The ocean is nowhere in sight, but that hasn’t stopped Pittsburgh from developing one of the deepest—and ...
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How Our Favorite Drinkers Do Thanksgiving

From cranberry-spiked Whiskey Sours to liqueurs of all types, a few of our favorite people share their Thanksgiving ...
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Our Favorite Holiday Cocktail Recipes by Style

With a wide range of flavors and formats, here are our favorite cocktail recipes for holiday drinking, from Eggnog to ...
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When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?

What can we learn from looking at 15 years of the Beer Advocate "Top Beers" list? Aaron Goldfarb mines the Wayback ...
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Bringing It Back Bar: What to Do with Cherry Heering

In "Bringing It Back Bar," we shine a light on overlooked bottles and devise recipes to take them from back bar to ...