Spirits

Crafting the Perfect Cocktail List, and Why it Matters

Any restaurant that opens without a solid beverage program in place risks disappointing clientele who are increasingly cocktail-savvy. Furthermore, a loss of profit is inevitable when the menu makes only wine and beer the alcoholic priorities.

Why Restaurants are Betting on Boozy Brunch

Would you like a glass of Chardonnay with that?”That’s not generally the phrase owners of breakfast-lunch eateries encourage the waitstaff to utter—that’s assuming their establishments even serve alcohol.

The Rise of Rum and America's Love Affair with Tiki

In January I joined bartenders from Istanbul and Vienna to judge a Diplomático Rum competition in Budapest. One by one, enthusiastic Hungarian barkeeps took the spotlight, showing off concoctions starring the spirit—my favorite featured pineapple juice and Ethiopian cold-brew coffee—that they hoped would garner them a plane ticket to Venezuela for the April finals.

Montanya Distillers Named USA Rum of the Year

The Berlin International Spirits Competition has named Montanya Distillers’ Oro rum 2017 USA Rum of the Year. Montanya is a craft rum distillery out of Crested Butte, Colo. that uses old-world artisan traditions, combining science with art.

Rabbit Hole Distilling, Proprietors LLC Announce One-Of-A-Kind Partnership

Rabbit Hole Distilling—the new bourbon and whiskey distillery bringing modernity to Louisville—and Proprietors LLC—the company behind many of the country’s top bars including Death & Co in NYC and The Walker Inn in LA—announce a first-of-its-kind partnership never before seen on this scale in the spirits community.

Boardroom Spirits Launches Ginger Root-Infused Vodka

Boardroom Spirits, an award-winning innovative announced the launch of FRESH Ginger, the latest addition to its line of naturally infused vodkas. FRESH Ginger’s aroma, color, and flavor is entirely derived from the natural ginger root, without artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or food coloring.

Introducing Rabbit Hole Bourbon

Louisville, Kentucky, is the city where bourbon has been proudly crafted according to tradition for generations. Rabbit Hole is where new traditions come to life. And once you go down the rabbit hole, there’s no going back.

WhistlePig Launches Farm-to-Bottle Whiskey

WhistlePig announced the launch of FarmStock, the company's much-anticipated estate release featuring whiskey distilled, aged, and bottled on its farm in Vermont. It is the culmination of the company's founding vision to create a truly farm-to-bottle distillery, housing nearly every aspect of the whiskey-making process in one place.

After Dinner Drink

St. Patrick’s Day is just a week away, and this single day makes mouths water for unique, boozy beverages. This booze-infused coffee recipe from Red Diamond uses bourbon, but Irish whiskey can be substituted for an Irish coffee.

Profits Pour In from Draft Cocktails

When a bartender whips up cocktails before the eyes of guests, it is not merely a utilitarian conduit to sliding over a Sazerac. Twisting the bar spoon and dropping in precise splashes of bitters are sensorial elements that are vital to the interactive drink-making ritual.

Garden Zen Cocktail

A calming blend of refreshing flavors, this cocktail by Kathy Casey at The Liquid Kitchen will add some zen to your menu.