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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.

Chicago’s Arbella Announces Next Global Guest Bartender Series

Chicago’s Arbella announced the next installment of the Global Guest Bartender Series on November 15 at 6 p.m. featuring Benjamin Schiller, partner and beverage director of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, representing The Sixth, his acclaimed cocktail bar on the city’s North Side.

Gin Stars in the Craft Cocktail Movement

Gin plays a starring role in a number of classic cocktails—the Negroni, the Bee’s Knees, and the Gimlet among them. Most often it is coveted in the forms of the elegant Martini and summer’s go-to Gin & Tonic.

Local Wine Isn't Reserved for California Anymore

The minute Tyler Sailsbery—chef/owner of The Black Sheep in Whitewater, Wisconsin—decided to pour local wines, business partnerships started to happen.Suddenly he was hosting chef dinners six times a year at Staller Estate Winery, one of the wineries whose bottles appear on his list.

Ushering in a New Era of Mexican Spirits

When Thomas Kelly first opened Mexicue, it was a simple food truck dispensing tacos and burnt-ends chili sliders to hungry New Yorkers on the run. His Mexico-meets-barbecue concept proved such a hit that it has now spawned a burgeoning collection of brick-and-mortar establishments where diners settle in with spicy brisket enchiladas washed down with Grapefruit Palomas.