This Week’s Best Drink Reads

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a weekly installment where we share our favorite longreads on all things drinks and nightlife. This week, we traced ginger beer's rise in the U.S., studied China's investments in…



Montana is a nouveau dive bar, meaning that it did not fall from grace to become a dive—it was born this way. Birthed by Rachel's Ginger Beer—Seattle’s farmers market ginger…

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Extra Fancy's Rob Krueger incorporates crowd-pleasing ginger beer into his Go-To, alongside gin, cucumber, mint and St. Germain.


Dark ‘n’ Stormy

This simple mix of dark rum and ginger beer over ice has roots in colonial Bermuda, where England’s Royal Navy opened a ginger beer plant in the late-19th century.


Moscow Mule

Born from a long lineage of ginger beer-based buck cocktails, this mixed drink featuring vodka, ginger beer and lime juice was created in the early 1940s. Most accounts credit the…


Nancy Whang’s Pimm’s Cup

While on the road, LCD Soundsystem was always prepared with a mobile bar perpetually stocked with Champagne and Jameson. In the warm months, Pimm's Cups were a band staple.