Mike Yarborough

136 Added | 4 Magazines | 10 Likes | 7 Following | 4 Followers | @archeology | Keep up with Mike Yarborough on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Yarborough”

A Field Guide to the Great Wide World of Bitter Red Italian Spirits

There's a lot more out there than Aperol and Campari, and more bottles are available in America than ever before.<p>When summer arrives, one’s thoughts …

The rye-volution: Rye whiskey’s moment continues

Rye whiskey has been having a moment for more than a few years now.<p>According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, rye whiskey volumes grew 536% from 2009 to 2014, to more than half a million 9-liter cases. As new distilling techniques and styles emerge, rye continues to evolve, …

Whiskey

The New York Times Just Dropped A Pretty Amazing Cocktail Book

Drink up with 350 recipes from the Big Apple's greatest bartenders.<p>187<p>SHARES<p>Proper drinks are the key to a successful summer in our view so we're …

How a real Cuban cigar is made, shown in 13 gorgeous photos

The recipe for a Cuban cigar is the country's climate, as well as the soil which makes for a rich harvest.<p>While foreign sales in cigars rose steadily through 2015, some Cuban tobacco farmers also gained income by hosting international visitors, giving guided tours through the beautiful countryside, …

Cigars

The Angostura Flip: A Cocktail Recipe That Lets Bitters Shine

Now that <i>Top Chef</i> alum <b>James Rigato</b>'s hotly anticipated Detroit restaurant <b>Mabel Gray</b> has been up and running for a minute, libation lord <b>Paul Fradeneck</b> is getting creative behind the bar. Below, Fradeneck offers a rich, winter-friendly fireside sipper based on the flavor of Angostura bitters. Per …

3 Variations on the Negroni

It's Negroni Week! Here are new ways to enjoy this classic Italian cocktail.

Tipple

What to Make With Rye Whiskey: 23 Delicious Cocktails

If I'm having whiskey, my first choice is rye. I love its spicy flavor and the way it cuts through a drink, whether you're working with budget bottles (I'm partial to Redemption) or fancier options.<p>I also love that rye cocktails can be as simple or as complex as you like—just dress it up with sugar …

PUNCH | A Guide to Italian Bitter Aperitivo Liqueurs

Unlike the Italian wine industry, which strictly enforces production techniques and nomenclature, other categories of alcohol are decidedly less …

Alcohol

You Should Know These 10 Classic Cocktail Recipes by Heart

You don't need a Ph.D. in bartending to make a perfectly dry martini or spot-on Sazerac. In fact most classic cocktails require only three or four common ingredients, a good shake or stir, and a garnish for good measure. (Plus, making drinks at home is great excuse for shopping for gorgeous …

Fruit Brandy Will Make a Man Out of You (Seriously)

These Central European spirits are unlike anything you've ever had before. Allow us to offer you a gateway to their wild world.<p>It began, like so many things, with stories about my grandfather.<p>It goes that as his children (my father and aunt) were starving to break the fast on Yom Kippur, they'd …

Yom Kippur

The 8 Most Common Gin Styles and the Best Bottles to Buy

Somnolent British grannies, pine tree aromas, "Mother's Ruin"—gin brings to mind many incongruous images. Given the diverse range of styles in which the spirit is produced, it's no surprise that gin is the most commonly used liquor in cocktails, by far. And that's partly thanks to gin's …

The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

Whiskey

Windsor rye whisky named best Canadian Whisky of the Year

Windsor-made Lot No. 40, dubbed a rye whisky sensation, has been named the 2015 Canadian Whisky of the Year.<p>It is the only two-time winner of the …

Southwestern Ontario

DRINKER | On "Amer Picon", The Very Rare Bottle That Every Cocktail Aficionado Wants

by Shaun Layton | Ask the majority of North American bartenders if you can bring them back a liquid gift from Europe and the unanimous response will …

11 Gins, Ranked

Gin is the best white spirit, and its reward for this distinction is an unfounded but excellent reputation for spookiness and danger. Long before …

Alcohol

Using Apple Booze to Make Delicious Cold-Weather Cocktails

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. But what if you prefer your apples in boozy, liquid form? They won't keep the doctor away, but …

Ditch the Tonic: The 10 Best Gins to Drink Straight

Bruichladdich has been making Scotch since 1881. It wasn’t until 2004 that Master Distiller Jim McEwan started seriously thinking about making a gin …

10 of the best bourbon cocktails

Why stop at the Old Fashioned? We share 10 delicious bourbon whisky cocktail recipes you'll make again and again<p>Bourbon: it always conjures up balmy southern nights, the air wafting the scents of jasmine and the sounds of jazz. Rain not withstanding, it tastes just as good on a south London …

Whiskey

6 Essential Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make

If you're serious about your home bar, you should know how to make these six classic cocktails.<p>In a perfect world, we’d all move to London and live in the Chiltern Firehouse hotel. After a long day, we’d breeze home, where a white-jacketed bartender would slide us a deftly mixed Vesper (or …

Why You Should Use More Spices in Your Cocktails

For years, Lior Lev Sercarz of NYC’s La Boîte has been the go-to spice guy for star chefs across the country. Now he’s being tapped by bartenders.<p>For …

The Ultimate Bourbon Cocktail You've Never Heard Of

The Paper Plane—a straightforward box-step of a recipe made with precisely equal proportion of four ingredients—may be the best bourbon cocktail that …

The 10 Best Rye Whiskies

Jimmy Russell has always insisted on a higher Rye content in Wild Turkey’s whiskey than other distillers. “That’s what gives us our signature Wild …

19 Scottish Gins, Vodkas, And Rums That Everyone Must Drink

There's more to Scotland than Scotch.

These Are The 7 Best Bourbons Under $50

Evan Williams Single Barrel<p>Purists will be delighted that every bottle of this stuff comes with hand-written note that records its barrel number and …

12 Gin Cocktails to Toast Summer

A cold gin and tonic is a pretty perfect thing: There's the herbal bite of the gin, the zing of the lime, the fizz of the tonic. There are a bunch of ice cubes clinking around in a tall glass. You can drink it through a straw. It makes us want to be barefoot. And who are we to mess with a perfect …

Healthy Eating

Fountain Pens for the Absolute Beginner

Fountain pens are one of those status symbols that used to be impressive but no longer are. While you should never hand your client a Bic pen with …

Sailor 1911 Standard Music Nib Review

What is a music nib? That is a question I have wondered for years. I know generally what they are all about: A wider than normal nib suited well for …

Amazing

A brief history of the 'original American whiskey' and the cocktail that brought it back from the dead

Walk into any trendy New York City bar today and you'll almost certainly find a variety of bourbons and Scotches on the shelf and a handful of whiskey-fueled cocktails on the menu.<p>But it was not until recently that the one type of whiskey that industry buffs consider the "original American whiskey" …

Whiskey

Cocktails 101: A simple guide to making mixed drinks

"Just make me something strong," is the worst thing you can say to a bartender.<p>There is a fine art to crafting cocktails, but that shouldn't deter …