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A Quick Guide to Syrups for Winter Cocktails

One of the easiest ways to riff on a classic drink recipe is to swap in a flavored sweetener for simple syrup. Here, a selection of our favorite wintertime syrups and how to use them.

2016’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

This year, we got to the bottom of Pappygate, investigated the failure of Trump vodka and met both the “godfather of absinthe” and a man bringing the notion of terroir to beer. Here, 20 of our favorite stories on all things drinks and drinking from 2016.

Our 15 Most-Read Stories of 2016

From the rise of the new Martini to a hard-hitting investigation of Pedialyte as hangover cure, a look back at the most popular stories on PUNCH this year.

Our 15 Most Popular Cocktail Recipes of 2016

From the new-classic Mezcal Mule to the beloved Jungle Bird, here’s a look back at the recipes that were the most popular on PUNCH in 2016.

Which Drink Trends Should Disappear in 2017?

This year gave us the meteoric rise of the likes of mead, the Negroni and food-flavored beer—but which have the staying power to stick it out through 2017? Industry experts weigh in on the year’s best (and worst) trends.

Our Favorite Bubbly Cocktail Recipes by Style

There’s no such thing as a bad time for Champagne. Here, a selection of our favorite sparkling cocktails—from holiday-ready bubbly punches to a gang of anytime spritzes.

Eight Days of Sh*t We Found on eBay

Welcome to “Sh*t 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. In this special holiday edition, we’re celebrating the end of 2016 with eight crazy nights of eBay crap.

Pour Some Champagne on Your Punch

There’s really only one way to make a well-crafted bowl of punch even better: pour some Champagne on it. Here are six bubbly punches, from a large-format French 75 to a whiskey and amaro number spiked with sparkling rosé.

How to Hack Classic Cocktails for the Holidays

With additions like syrups and some key ingredient swaps, there’s no reason classic cocktails can’t pinch-hit in the holiday drink canon. Here, how to “holiday-ize” everything from the Daiquiri to the Tom Collins.

Meet Our Newest Carry-On Cocktail Kit

Introducing the latest addition to our Carry-On Cocktail Kit collaboration with W&P Design: A pocket-sized party containing everything you need to make two fancy Hot Toddies.