Lizzie Munro is the former Associate Editor and lead photographer at Tasting Table, where she developed and wrote stories for the website, contributed photographs and oversaw the production of all imagery. Formerly, she was Assistant Editor at Wine Spectator magazine. She has a degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Bard College.
In “Don’t Try This at Home (But Do)” we explore the techniques and inspiration behind some of the bartending world’s most out-there drinks. Up first: Sam Anderson’s color-changing cocktail, the Mood Ring.
Though it’s become known as a summertime cocktail, the Daiquiri is easily adapted to colder months, when its key ingredient—limes—are in peak season. Bartenders Joaquín Simó and Jim Kearns share their tips on transitioning the drink to winter.
For three years, diners at Zahav’s chef’s counter would get a tasting menu of cocktails tailor-made for the meal and their tastes. Lizzie Munro on Brian Kane’s journal of hundreds of drinks he made only once.
In “Anatomy of a Backbar” we get to know the world’s most notable spirits programs in five bottles. Up first: Sauvage, where bar director Will Elliott has curated a producer-driven collection of spirits and alpine liqueurs.
Welcome to “Shit We Found on eBay,” wherein we plumb the depths of the consumer-to-consumer marketplace to find the weirdest collectibles related to drinking—and then give them away. This round: a hand-shaped robot that delivers drinks.
In “Masters of X,” we spotlight bartenders chasing perfection in one drink. Here, Naren Young shares his approach to perfecting the Negroni—and why it’s okay to break the rules.
Inspired by the sidewalk art found in New York’s Chinatown, Mission Chinese beverage director Sam Anderson turns cocktails into elaborate installations. Lizzie Munro follows Anderson as he builds his latest “cocktail shrine.”
Meet the Crusta, a fussy mid-19th-century drink that few people have heard of, let alone drunk—and one that is seeing something of a revival today. Lizzie Munro explains the obscure sugar-encrusted cocktail.
Welcome to “Shit We Found on eBay,” wherein we plumb the depths of the consumer-to-consumer marketplace to find the weirdest collectibles related to drinking—and then give them away. This round: an oversized flask hidden inside a nonfunctional transistor radio.
In “Masters of X,” we spotlight bartenders chasing perfection in one drink. Here, Julie Reiner on honing the Clover Club, the pre-Prohibition-era cocktail for which she named her now-iconic Brooklyn bar.
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