Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and nightlife. This month: Korea’s soju-soaked corporate culture, Wrigley Field’s veteran beer slingers, the battle over Tennessee whiskey and more.
The art of daytime drinking, long a cultural mainstay in Europe, has become more prevalent stateside in recent years. Here, five cocktails made for midday, from a sherry-strawberry highball to a swizzle straight out of New Orleans.
A versatile blend of spirit, ginger beer and citrus, the buck is among the simplest and most famous of drink categories. Here, get to know the buck in three classic recipes—the Dark ‘n’ Stormy and Moscow Mule among them—and their modern interpretations.
Welcome to “Possibly Useful Wine Questions” (PUWQ), in which we ask sommeliers to pick wines for some unconventional situations. This round, East Coast vs. West Coast: Amanda Smeltz and Eric Railsback share their favorite wines to serve over ice, the best bargain non-Champagne and the two bottles they’d drink forever and ever.
Ever wondered what you might drink while cast away on a tropical island, equipped with limited resources and plagued by boredom and isolation? We asked bartenders that very question, and got five drinks that ranged from the whimsical to serious survival aid.