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Plymouth Gin Tonic

Muddle 2 strawberries and ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled goblet. Stir in 1½ oz. navy-strength gin. Top with …

Recipes

Old Pal

Makes 1 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons bourbon<p>2 tablespoons Campari<p>2 tablespoons dry vermouth<p>1 orange twist<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine the first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and stir until shaker becomes frosty. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange twist.<p>Nutritional …

Food

9 Cocktails Every Host or Hostess Needs to Master

Even at the most streamlined party, you’ll still always get a guest who asks for something specific. Be prepared for those rebel guests by mastering …

4 Gin Fizz Upgrades

Spritzy and refreshing, a gin fizz is simply made with gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda water. And while the original, sweet-tart cocktail is …

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

In Scotland, some long-time whisky makers are switching over to gin. In Germany, people who distill traditional brandies are doing the same. The world is in the middle of a gin distillery boom, and it is coming to America.<p>One place to find the roots of this boom is London, where 250 distilleries …

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Benjamin

The Benjamin, a martini with garlic and pepper. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>I read about this impromptu cocktail in Molly Wizenberg’s new memoir, …

Black Jack David

Several cocktails had denuded an orange of all its peel and it was time to squeeze before it went bad. I could’ve made a Bronx or a Ward Eight but …

Interview: Colin Peter Field of the Hemingway Bar Paris

Enjoying a well-made cocktail is a sensory experience akin to consuming any other form of art. And yet, because of the ephemeral nature of food and drink, cocktails are often neglected when considering great artistic masterpieces. As such, so are their creators—for the most part. That can't be said …

The gin craze: War, tyranny, class, and the dark history of England's love affair with gin. (Video.)

Gin and England go together like, well, gin and tonic. But how did a Dutch beverage become the national drink of England? To learn more, watch this …

5 Reasons to Visit Asheville This Fall

Over the last decade, Asheville, North Carolina, situated along the Smoky Mountains, has become home to hundreds of artists, musicians, chefs, and …

12 Must-Try Farmhouse Ales

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>If you close your eyes and imagine where a "farmhouse ale" comes from, do you envision a beautiful countryside, with animals grazing along winding roads? Do you picture a rustic wooden table where you can drink your …

Napa After The Quake: Wine Tasting Is Back On

As Napa Valley recovers from a 6.1 earthquake, the best way to help is to visit. Here are 15 ways to enjoy wine in California’s Napa Valley.<p>At 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014, a 6.1 earthquake hit California’s Napa Valley. It was the Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years.<p>While photos of …

15 Gin-Based Cocktails That Aren't a Gin and Tonic

Don't get us wrong: gin and tonics are great — particularly when employing top-notch ingredients — but gin's versatility lends itself well to a host of enticing cocktails that are more than worth exploring. Click through and try something new. Who knows? You may just find your new signature drink!

PopSugar

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Gin and Tonic

Here, eight ways to dress up and remake one of the world’s greatest drinks.<p>There’s nothing simpler than a classic gin and tonic. But the old-school …

PUNCH | Ti' Punch

The Ti’ Punch is Martinique’s national cocktail, and the island’s answer to America’s Old-Fashioned. Traditionally the drink (pronounced “tee paunch” …

Spreading the word about mezcal

SKERE SPIRITS<p>Phone: 702-860-7068<p>Email: [email protected]<p>Website: skerespirits.com<p>Owned/operated by: Jessica Rosman and Arturo Palencia<p>In business …

Eric Ripert's 3 Tips for Finding Inspiration in the Kitchen

Chef superstar Eric Ripert shows off his prized culinary library for this week's Treasured: Eric Ripert. Here, he shares three ways to be inspired in …

Rediscovering the Rickey

©iStockphoto.com/ivanmateev<p>T.S. Eliot began his landmark poem, <i>The Waste Land</i>, with the memorable line, "April is the cruelest month."<p>Eliot obviously never spent July or August in Washington, D.C.<p>Considering the hair-melting heat to be found in the nation's capital during summer's peak, it's not …

The Best Gin for Negronis

The Negroni might look simple on the surface. The classic cocktail is an equal-parts blend of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, but there's much more going on in this drink than you might imagine. As the story goes, the drink was invented in 1919 when Count Camillo Negroni wanted a little muscle in …

Numbered Gins

You can't quite drink your way to 100 using gin brand names, but you can come close. From Beefeater 24 and Tanqueray 10 to No. 3 Gin and Gin Number 0, numbering your juniper-flavored vodka seems to have become a thing. It's a marketing construct that doesn't seem to have much of a historical reason …

Cigars

Would You Drink A Blue Gin?

Well, everybody’s trying to get in on the gin act these days, even my friends at Gonzalez-Byass – yes, the Spanish owners of Tio Pepe as well as several super Spanish table wines. They’ve come up with a London style gin, the London No 1 Gin, $39. Please note, it doesn’t carry the classic “London …

Cocktail Hour: The Martini Not Even Stirred

On September 24, 1993, I walked out of the offices of the publisher Henry Holt, having just gotten my first book contract. Donna was with me to share …

PUNCH | White Zombie

Ingredients<p>Serving: 1<p>1 1/2 ounces pisco (preferably Macchu Pisco)<br>• 1 1/2 ounces white rum (preferably Banks 5 Island)<br>• 1 ounce gin (preferably Hayman's …

Recipes

How to Chill a Bottle of Wine Faster

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: How to chill a bottle of wine so quickly, your guests won't even notice their glasses are empty.</i><p>You can prepare all you want for a party -- make lists, …

These 18 Culinary School Recipes Will Save You $40,000 in Tuition

Master these 18 classic culinary school recipes, from beef stock to roast chicken, and you'll save yourself $40,000 in tuition<p><b>Culinary school can do wonders</b> for those looking to break into the world of professional cooking—but with some programs costing upwards of $40,000, it's also <i>way</i> more …

Cooking

A winning meal is in the cards! The Lucky 7 Wine Pairing menu at #TwistbyPierreGagnaire is tastebud triumph! http://t.co/SEhTGSk4Ow