Chloe Frechette

Chloe Frechette has a masters degree in History of Design from the Royal College of Art, where she earned distinction for her research on the material culture of cocktail consumption.

Articles by Chloe

Name Your Deathbed Drink

The concept of the “deathbed” drink—that hypothetical glass with which we toast our own mortality—has been around for centuries. Here, a group of industry experts answer the question: “How would you close out your last day on earth?”

Bringing It Back Bar: What to Do with Creole Shrub

In “Bringing It Back Bar,” we shine a light on overlooked bottles and devise recipes to take them from back bar to front shelf. Up now: creole shrub, a spiced, orange liqueur.

How Well Do You Actually Know the Toddy?

A quintessential winter warmer, the toddy’s simple formula has remained largely unchanged for centuries. Here, get to know the toddy in classic recipes and their modern interpretations.

November’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and nightlife. This month: the godfather of absinthe, beer halls in North Korea, Havana’s new wave of bars and more.

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 of “Makes Everything Better,” Ivy Mix of Leyenda offers tips on using her secret weapon, mole bitters.

October’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and nightlife. This month: molecularly cloned wine, baijiu’s “tequila moment,” New Albion Brewing’s enduring impact on craft beer and more.

Reviving Punch’s Traditional Tools

As punch continues to regain popularity, so, too, do the tools that accompany it. Chloe Frechette on the history of punch gear and how David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom are bringing it back for a modern audience.

Who Orders a Pousse Café, Anyway?

Difficult to make and not terribly pleasing to the palate, the multi-tiered Pousse Café has, for more than 100 years, been a universal emblem of insufferable customers. Chloe Frechette on the Pousse Café’s historic role in bar culture, and the devoted few who remain its modern keepers.

Where Did the Cocktail Sidecar Come From?

The practice of offering a “sidecar” alongside a cocktail is spreading in popularity amongst New York bars, for reasons both practical and aesthetic. Chloe Frechette on its origins, and how it’s being used today.