If 2023 taught us anything, it’s to never underestimate an underdog. The subjects of our most popular stories from the past year are proof of just that, whether it’s the couple on a mission to make a giant industry, riddled with celebrity money, more transparent or a handful of underrated cocktails championed by a few passionate bartenders. This year, we also went behind the scenes at some of the most innovative bars in the world, looked forward to the future of bartending and found a technique or two to up your home bar game. Here’s a look at our top stories from 2023.
The Most Underrated Classics?
Among the canon of classics and modern classics are a trove of lesser-known cocktails just waiting for their time to shine. According to bartenders, these five deep-cut cocktails are the ones that most deserve a turn in the spotlight.Read More →
Now Entering the Golden Age of N/A Beer
A Vodka-Soda That’s Anything But Basic
Is Your Tequila Full of Shit?
Bring Back the Royal Hawaiian
In the Dominican Republic, Mamajuana Is a Drink, a Medicine and a Rite of Passage
May We Introduce the Italian G&T?
IPA Is “Dank” Again
The Secret to a Superior Negroni Is... Sushi Rice?
The Best New Bartenders of 2023
Meet the future of bartending. Each of the bartenders represented in the Class of 2023 possesses a deep well of passion, creativity and dedication not just to the pursuit of crave-worthy original cocktails, but also to a new type of hospitality that flows both ways between staff and guests.Read More →