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'The Amazon Of Booze' Puts Tomorrow's Hangover Just A Click Away

Thirsty Americans want their booze, and they want it with as little effort as possible.<p>Now alcohol delivery services are bubbling up across the nation with the promise of choice libations in less time than it takes to order a pizza.<p>Drizly, a smartphone app that recently launched in Chicago and hits …

5 Lesser-Known Bourbons You Should Be Drinking

These days, bourbon drinkers have a lot of choices in front of them. The big distillers have brought out a steady parade of small batches, single barrels, and special reserves, and they've been joined by a new wave of craft distillers and blenders who are creating premium whiskey on a smaller …

If You Like Savory Cocktails, Try These Celery Bitters

As a category, cocktail bitters are both venerable and novel, familiar and curious. While there are a select few that have stood the test of time uninterrupted (Angostura and Peychaud's have maintained an unbroken lineage), many bitters being (re)invented today are throwbacks to styles from the era …

Ask a Bartender: What Do At-Home Bartenders Do Wrong?

A lot of us cocktail enthusiasts are occasional at-home bartenders, trying our own hands at mixing up drinks. But we could all do with a few tips from the pros. We asked bartenders across the country: What do most amateur bartenders get wrong? Here's what they had to say.<p>Ingredients and</b> …

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This marks my fifth year reporting on that annual <i>cirque du Bordeaux</i>, the <i>en primeur</i> campaign, in which buyers flock to the region to sample young, …

Bordeaux

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

Makes 8 Servings<p>This spicy margarita recipe gets its heat from habaneros and acidity from grapefruit. Adjust the steeping time depending on how spicy you want to go!<p>July 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups plus 2 tablespoons tequila<p>1-2 habanero chiles, halved<p>Kosher salt<p>6 cups fresh pink grapefruit …

Tequila

Throwing A Derby Party? Learn How To Make Mint Juleps With These 7 GIFs

This weekend's the Kentucky Derby. That means there's one thing you should be drinking all weekend: mint juleps. Frosty, refreshing, strong mint juleps.<p>But unless you're going down to Kentucky in person, you have to be careful. There are many ways for mint juleps to go wrong: they can be made with …

Friday Cocktails: Picante de la Casa

People love to joke that on the day I was born—Cinco de Mayo—my family and the hospital nurses celebrated with jalapeño peppers and margaritas in the …

Cinco de Mayo

Peace Out, Bloody Mary! There's a New Celery Cocktail in Town

Celery in a cocktail? Nope, this isn't a Bloody Mary! We're mixing in gin for something truly unique.<p>You know what we're craving? A nice, big glass of celery. WAIT! Where are you going? Was it something we said?<p>Okay. You know what; we get it. Celery doesn't sound like quite the best thing on a …

Celery

Juleps and Smashes

Forget the horses, forget the ladies in giant hats—nothing says Kentucky Derby like a mint julep. It's a perfectly balanced cocktail: Bourbon, mint, …