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Crafting Competition

At Pepper Smash, competition is part of the beverage program. Each month, the Plano, Texas, restaurant hosts a “Monday Mixoff” where mixologists create a cocktail using mystery ingredients and celebrity judges pick a winner in front of a captivated audience.

A Cocktail Culture Revolution

To evade steep taxes in the early 1970s, the Rolling Stones fled the United Kingdom and temporarily decamped to Villa Nellcôte, an ornate sanctuary on the Côte D’Azur. This gilded Belle Époque mansion, where they recorded the album Exile on Main St.

Yard House to Launch Four New Cocktails in September

Yard House, known for its selection of craft beer and taps, is also a favorite destination for libations. Next month, the restaurant will debut four new cocktails starting September 12 at all Yard House locations.

Party Fowl To Launch New Craft Cocktail Program

Party Fowl, Nashville’s only full-service hot chicken joint, will launch its new beverage program, a collaboration with Freddy Schwenk and Matt Buttel of Nashville Ice Lab, beginning September 1.

Merlet Continues Search for the Next Great Sidecar

Join Merlet and professional bartenders from across the U.S. as they try their hand at creating the perfect Sidecar cocktail. This is the fifth year Merlet has tested the mixing skills of North America and it is time for a new Sidecar Cocktail champion to be crowned.

Cocktail Cornucopia

Vodka, once maligned by a wave of pretentious barkeeps who didn’t deem it as captivating as botanical-forward gin, is beloved yet again by open-minded drink slingers who discern its nuances and celebrate its versatility in easy-drinking highballs and boozy Vespers alike.

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. Adds Six Mid-Atlantic Markets

Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. appointed new distribution and broker representation partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits in six key Mid-Atlantic states: Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Connecticut.

Texas de Brazil Partners with Heroes Vodka to Support Veterans

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria is now featuring the veteran-owned Heroes Vodka in its Alabama, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, and Texas restaurants. In addition to featuring the product, Texas de Brazil is also participating in a giveback program designed by Heroes Vodka.

Chicago's AIRE Crafts Pikachu Inspired Cocktail

Pokémon GO is slowly taking over the world with 15 million downloads in a little over a week and AIRE, located at 100 W. Monroe in Chicago, is honoring the fad by serving up its very own Pokémon inspired drink, the Pikachu.

Ron Zacapa and Zuma Restaurants Announce Global Partnership

Ron Zacapa Rum and Zuma restaurants announced an exclusive partnership that will see the world’s first “evolving cocktail system,” the “Zuma Zacapa Live Solera,” installed across nine Zuma restaurants worldwide from September 2016.

Rum’s the Word

Despite the realities of an oppressive Communist regime, Cuba has long been cloaked in intrigue and glamour. Undoubtedly, the island known for its rum, stogies, and antique cars has in large part been romanticized by the very fact that it’s verboten to starry-eyed citizens of the United States.

Two A. Smith Bowman Bourbons Win Gold at Spirits Competition

Two spirits from A. Smith Bowman Distillery were awarded gold medals at the 2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Bowman Brothers Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey and John J. Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey each received this honor.