Each passing year always seems more eventful than the last, but that’s especially true for 2021.
In a tumultuous 12 months of ups and downs, we found solace where we always do—diving deeper into the ever evolving world of cocktails, spirits, wine and nightlife. We learned the untold story of the Negroni’s secret past, chronicled the life and times of the dare shot and learned how to tailor the gintónica, or Spanish G&T, to one’s own preferences. And, not immune to Espresso Martini mania, we considered all the ways to turn the modern classic extra modern. As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at a handful of stories that made the biggest impression on our readers.