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Bringing Some Heat with Cocktails

There’s a lot more to hot cocktails than toddies.As mixologists become ever more creative, and customers seek more experiences, beverages that employ heat—not just temperature, but also spiciness and smokiness—are becoming more numerous.

Cantina Laredo Unveils Low-Calorie Drinks for the New Year

Cantina Laredo launched new low-calorie drinks called the Skinny Sips to start off the New Year. All cocktails are available now nationwide for a limited time.Strawberry Blood Orange Smash: SKYY Infusions Blood Orange Vodka, fresh strawberries, basil and lemon juice, topped with soda.

How Female Bartenders are Shaking Up the Cocktail World

Every year, a slew of bartenders from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. partake in the much-buzzed, all-female competition, Speed Rack. The purpose of the suspenseful, fast-paced event that was founded by New York bartenders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero is twofold: to shine a light on the talented women working behind America’s bars and to raise funds for breast cancer research, prevention, and education.

Flor de Caña Named Global Rum Producer of the Year

Flor de Caña, a premium rum brand from Nicaragua, was named Global Rum Producer of the Year by the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London. The IWSC is the most respected organization focused on awarding excellence to spirits worldwide, with over 400 global experts judging products from more than 90 countries.

Inside the Rise of Cold-Brew Cocktails

One of my favorite New York City hangouts is the petite Amor y Amargo in the East Village, where bracing libations starring herbaceous bitters are the house specialty. Several years ago, the bar introduced its ambitious Double Buzz series, whipping up cocktails on Sunday afternoons made with single-origin coffees from a rotating cast of craft roasters.

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Releases 'La Collection Crayères'

For the first time ever, an extensive collection of rare vintage Champagnes from Charles Heidsieck will be released directly from their oenothèque under the “La Collection Crayères” program. The House’s chalk cellars in historic Reims hold the prestigious library collection, where they have been stored since being bottled, and 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the purchase of the unique Gallo-Roman cellars.

DC's Blue Duck Tavern Unveils New Fall Cocktails

Celebrating the spirit of the fall season, Blue Duck Lounge and Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., located at 24 and M Streets, NW, 20037, are unveiling a collection of fall cocktails, each highlighting fresh ingredients from the season’s bounties.

Maggiano's Adds Barrel-Aged Cocktails to the Menu

Maggiano's Little Italy is an expert in serving chef inspired, made-from-scratch Italian-American dishes, hosting special occasions and serving a wide range of wines and handmade cocktails. Starting this month, Maggiano's is offering guests the option to further enjoy their dining experience by pairing their meal with the new Barrel-Aged Cocktail or a glass of wine using the Coravin Wine Preservation Opener available in all 52 restaurants.

Legal Sea Foods Introduces Autumn Inspired Cocktails

Legal Sea Foods, located at 704 7th Street, NW, in Washington, D.C., ushered in autumn with new tempting cocktails sure to warm one’s spirits as temperatures fall. Each libation is made from a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients.

Why Confusing Cocktail Lists Can Sink Your Restaurant

When Nils Westlind opened the Latin American restaurant Ronero in Chicago’s West Loop last year, the cocktail list featured more than 25 selections, a mix of originals and re-imagined classics like the Pisco Sour.

Rabbit Hole Bourbon Grows Midwest Presence

Rabbit Hole Distilling, the Kentucky-based distillery modernizing the spirits landscape, announced significant growth into the Midwest with the additions of Indiana, Ohio, and Nebraska. Born in 2012 by Founder & Whiskey Maker Kaveh Zamanian in the heart of Louisville’s urban bourbon trail, Rabbit Hole Distilling sees increased demand since hitting shelves in 2017, now boasting a portfolio in eight states joining Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgia and Kentucky.

Bahama Breeze Introduces 3 New Rum Cocktails

Bahama Breeze unveiled three brand-new rum cocktails, as well as its largest-ever rum flight, The Rum Raid. Boasting eight rum-based cocktails, this flight is more than double the size of the restaurant’s other varieties.