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PUNCH Turns Three: Our Favorite Stories from the Last Year

In honor of our third birthday, here’s a look back at our favorite stories from the last twelve months.

Bringing It Back Bar: How to Use Old Tom Gin

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: Old Tom, modern gin’s slightly sweet predecessor.

Five Fall-Ready Bitter Sours

Fall calls for bitter, and at its most drinkable: shaken into a sour. Here, five shaken drinks driven by bitter liqueurs, from a Pisco Sour with an amaro base to another that mixes tequila and Contratto.

How Well Do You Actually Know the Shandy?

Among the simplest formulas in the catalogue of beer cocktails, the two-ingredient shandy has persisted as a effortless favorite for centuries. Here, get to know the shandy in three classic recipes—and their modern interpretations.

Bringing It Back Bar: What to Do with Curaçao

In “Bringing It Back Bar,” we shine a light on overlooked or misunderstood bottles and devise recipes to take them from back bar to front shelf. Up now: the bitter orange-flavored Curaçao.

September’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 revival of Old Overholt, the oldest winemaking country in the world, Detroit’s cocktail ascendancy and more.

The Most Notable New Bars in America, Fall 2016

This season brings a wave of new bars and restaurants around the country serving forward-thinking drinks and embracing the trends of today and tomorrow. Here, our picks for the most notable openings of the summer and fall.

The Best Drink Books of Fall/Winter 2016

From an expert look at the cocktail renaissance to the definitive guide to amari to the first and only book from the late Sasha Petraske, here are the best new drink books being released this fall and winter.

Possibly Useful Wine Questions: Texas Edition

This round, “Possibly Useful Wine Questions” (PUWQ) heads to Texas to ask Lindsay Thomas and Justin Vann about the best rodeo wines, the worst thing they ever drank and what to pair with Whataburger.

The New Brunch Cocktails

No longer solely the domain of Bloody Marys and Mimosas, bartenders are looking at brunch with the same thoughtfulness as they do drinks for any other hour. Here, a handful share their approach to the midday institution.