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The Drinks Most (and Least) Likely to Give You a Beer Gut and Man Boobs

The heavy drinker's guide to not getting heavy.<p>The internet was rocked this summer when Vice Munchies scared us all into believing the phytoestrogen-laden hops in our craft beer were giving us man boobs. Most of us didn't need to click on the bait to know drinking was already responsible for our …

Rum 101

Rum is having a moment. In fact, according to a new report released this month by the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA), rum production increased 40% globally between 2000 and 2010, and the category ranks fourth in the U.S. behind vodka, whiskey and flavored spirits. While …

Whiskey

8 Totally Unique Bars in Atlanta

The Best Vodka in the World Is in Colorado

Not only that: The Centennial State has some pretty decent whiskey, gin, and brandy as well.<p>When you think of vodka, you're probably not picturing Colorado—unless, say, Colorado, Russia is an actual place—but lo and behold, that’s where the best vodka in the world is produced. Yes, really. In a …

How to make the ultimate martini

How is it possible that a cocktail that is basically made with two basic ingredients can be subject to so much controversy?<p>That’s often the question when it comes to the mystery of the martini. While gin and vermouth may seem like all you need to put together this infamous libation, the tools, …

Campari orange cider cocktail

• 1 shot Campari<br>• 1 shot freshly squeezed blood orange juice<br>• 1 shot hard apple cider, or more to taste<br>• 1 slice blood or Cara Cara orange<p>Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Have a clean martini or coupe-style glass ready.<br>• Pour the Campari and blood orange juice into the shaker. Place the lid on and shake …

5 Ways to Shake, Stir, and Concoct a Delicious Martini

There's more than one way to make a martini–instead, here are five different ways.<p>Everyone knows James Bond has always been particular about his martinis. So in celebration of the upcoming release of SPECTRE, it's time you learned how to make a great one that can suit each personal preference. Here …

Make It: Maple Bourbon Smash

Richly flavored and refreshing, this simple-to-make seasonal cocktail is like a boozy breakfast in a glass.

3 Easy Fall Scotch Cocktails

There are some purists out there who see Scotch cocktails as sacrilege—claiming that Scotch should always be served neat, or, at most, with a little …

These Tonic Waters Will Change the Way You Feel About G&Ts Forever

Amp up your G&T's with these fancy tonic waters. You're welcome.<p>A cocktail is only as good as its ingredients, and a classic gin and tonic is no exception. A good-quality tonic water will change the way you feel about G&Ts (and all tonic-based cocktails, really) forever. Here are our three favorite …

Cocktails

Bitter Bourbon Citrus Cocktail

• Shake everything in a shaker with ice until the outside of the shaker is frosty.<br>• Strain into a coupe.

Wine & Spirits

This Pink Squirrel Cocktail Tastes Like Fran Drescher's Laugh

A favorite of <i>The Nanny</i>, the Pink Squirrel is a deliciously late-70s melange of sweet liqueurs that'll knock you on your ass.<p>In the craft bartending era, a certain class of drink has fallen by the wayside: the trash cocktail.<p>We're not talking about the mojito—the oh-so-embattled mojito.<p>We're …

Try a 3-ingredient Halloween cocktail that's slightly sweet with a little heat

Halloween-themed drinks don’t have to all be gimmicky and syrupy sweet, they can be delicious too. This three-ingredient cocktail is perfectly colored and when garnished with a suitable straw or spider ice cubes is a sophisticated sip perfect for serving at any fall or festive Halloween party.<p>For …

The 12 Best Cocktail Bars In NYC

<i>It's easy to forget the singular satisfaction of enjoying a well-made cocktail when "bottle of vodka" just sounds so much more efficient. But the art</i> …

New York City's Top Cocktail Bars

There are countless bars in this city that can make a proper cocktail, but these 23 establishments go the extra distance. Many of them started trends that rippled across the country, while some are reinventing classics. Here's a guide to New York's top cocktail bars, with notes on what to order and …

The Ten Best Bars for Classic Cocktails in D.C.

<i>D.C. is a pretty great place to be if you love drinking, and it's grown into an especially fantastic place for cocktail nerds. And while you'll find</i> …

19th-Century Cocktails You Definitely Can’t Make at Home

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, a “pretensionless spot for a pie and a pint,” is now officially the best bar in the country, with the best cocktail menu in the country, as declared at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail. If that doesn’t make founders <b>Sean Muldoon</b> and <b>Jack McGarry</b> qualified to write a …

Bitter Rivals: Boulevardier vs. Negroni

Promontory Releases Illustrated Cocktail Book To Battle Pretentiousness

Navigating a cocktail list isn't always a simple task for Chicagoans, as some stacked menu pages are starting to resemble "War and Peace." Trendy cocktails bars with dense menus and supposedly-creative techniques (let's light something on fire) can come off as pretentious, turning off some drinkers …

Avery Underhill at Butchers & Barbers Has the Perfect Low-Key Bar on His Nights Off

When Avery Underhill isn't behind the stick at the bustling <b>Butchers & Barbers</b> on Hollywood Blvd, one of the few great places to get a quality cocktail and market-driven pub fare in the area, he's usually tucked away at a quiet spot on Fairfax. Or he'll check out the amazing spirits at a well-known …

How Salt Lake City’s Quirky Liquor Laws Lead to Unique Cocktail Menus

Why would the owner of a popular restaurant that made the 2012 <i>Bon Appetit</i> Top 50 decide to close it just a year-and-a-half later? In the case of Ryan Lowder and Plum Alley, the answer lies in three familiar words: location, location, location. No, not the actual spot — a prominent corner next to …

Kicking It Old-School With "The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual"

The world's premier series of cocktail festivals - highlighting what's now, new and next in the spirits industry.

Cocktail Trading Company

Please note, this branch of Cocktail Trading Company is now closed. Time Out Eating & Drinking editors, June 2016.<p>Cute cartoon owls on cocktail …

D.C.'s Cheap Cocktails: Where to Find Drinks Under $10

Cocktails these days often cost as much as a first course at a restaurant. It's not uncommon to drop over $12 on a single drink in D.C. With those prices, bar tabs can add up quickly.<p>Sure, it's easy enough to find dive bars slinging cheap rail liquor or restaurants offering happy hour specials. But …

PUNCH | A Look at Fall 2015's Best Drink Books

The year 2014 felt like a massive season for drinks books of all stripes and inclinations, from Death & Co.’s massive collection of more than 500 …

Books

Bobby Heugel On Creating A Cocktail Culture

Anyone living in Houston now knows that the city is a culinary capital, in terms of both food and wine. Open any national magazine lately, and the Bayou City is widely proclaimed as a place where people who are serious about food and drink not only come to visit, but come to ply their crafts. …

OFM awards 2015 best place to drink: Dandelyan

Ryan Chetiyawardana insists he’s only a ‘bartender’ at the London venue. He’s just being modest<p>Read the full list of runners-up<p>It is probably too simplistic to say that Ryan Chetiyawardana’s cocktails mirror his personality. And yet there are unmistakable parallels between the creator and his …

East London

10 Outrageous Cocktails From Around the World

Cocktails are often one's first impression of any restaurant or bar. While taste is important, the mere appearance of a drink can send guests into an Instagram frenzy. To that effect, many restaurants and bars have created over-the-top drinks to blow diners away before they even take a sip. From …

The Guys Behind the World's Best Cocktail Bar Just Want to Drink a Pint

The Dead Rabbit, a three-story Manhattan den of historical drinks that was recently named the world's best cocktail bar, takes its cues from recipes that date as far back as the 11th century.<p>The Dead Rabbit is an outlier in New York City's cocktail scene. It's way down in the Financial District, …

5 Expert Tips for Mixing More Impressive Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Just because you're forgoing alcohol doesn't mean you're forever stuck with sparkling water or soda (or worse yet, an overly sweet attempt at a …