Spirits

"Strange Relationship"

Bacon fat may seem like a strange ingredient in a cocktail, but paired with the apple, this cocktail from the St. Paul Grill makes for a satisfying beverage option.

Wine Cocktails Ascend on Restaurant Menus

It is rare that I don’t spend an evening holed up at a wine bar exploring (mostly for the better, sometimes for the worse) bold whites, rosés, and reds from small, family-owned vineyards I never heard of, or relishing a bartender-made tipple—whether crowned with an egg white pre-dinner, or unapologetically dark and boozy just before bed.

Buffalo Trace Hopes Rare Bourbons Can Raise $1M for Charities

Buffalo Trace Distillery sent out vintage bourbon bottles dating back more than 30 years to nonprofits across the country in an effort to raise more than $1 million for various causes.The distillery sent out 200 bottles named for Buffalo Trace’s original moniker and the distiller of the bourbons—O.

The First New Orleans Bourbon Festival Coming in March

Inarguably, New Orleans is one of the world’s most spirited cities and a cocktail loving city. Now bourbon lovers can join together and celebrate at the first annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival. From Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26, 2017 food, spirit and culture will converge at the Sugar Mill and Marriot Convention Center in the historic Warehouse District of New Orleans.

Lady Luck Cocktail for the Oscars

Inspired by “Hidden Figures,” the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Pickled Watermelon Shrub Cocktail

If you're looking for a unique cocktail to offer, the white balsamic viegar, McCormick Culinar Pickling Spice, and watermelon in this beverage combine to make an interesting and refreshing flavor profile.

The Savoy

This fresh-fruit cocktail will liven up any beverage menu in 2017.

Brûléed Blueberry Moscow Mule

With so much industry attention being focused on unique beer flavors, it's no wonder that these bold brews are also being used to make trendy cocktails. The Moscow Mule, which features ginger beer, is one of the fasted growing beverages in the industry and boasts increased menu penetration of more than 47 percent among restaurants serving alcohol, according to Datassential research.

Salted Honey Macchiato

As consumers increasingly look for customizable drink options, twists on consumer favorites make great menu additions.

The Evolution of After-Dinner Cocktails

Amor y Amargo is a tiny space, a cozy New York City bar that only has room for an equally petite-sized crowd. Yet imbibers flock here, undeterred by the lack of seating, because the cocktails—bitter tipples like the Black Rock Chiller (Suze, Branca Menta, resposado tequila) and 8 Amaro Sazerac—are exactly what they want to sip after a filling, three-course dinner elsewhere in the neighborhood.

8 Tips For Serving High-Volume But World-Class Cocktails

The ‘experts’ say you have to choose between either high standards or high sales volume, but I’m here to tell you can have the best of both worlds if you’re willing to put in the preparation (and pre-preparation), work hard, delegate well, and embrace technology—all without letting the Yelps of the world get you down.

Foraging for Cocktail Ingredients

Richard Woods hasn’t nixed many ingredients for use in his cocktails at the Duck & Waffle restaurant in London, England, but he drew the line at ants. At least initially: “I said. ‘There’s no way I’m putting an ant into a drink.