Cocktailian!

By CoffeeGeek Mark | Exploring the finest in craft cocktails - from the classics to the postmodern, all with balance and taste.

Inside the Dusty World of Vintage Spirit Collectors

Raiding the liquor cabinet is a minefield for young adults of a certain age. The shiny bottle of sambuca looks promising next to triple sec, and the layer of dust on the bottles in the back seems to indicate “steer clear.”

But the dusty bottle may have been the best choice. Despite a recent warning …

Drinking

Eight Sexy Valentine's Day Cocktails: Various spirit concoctions perfect for a day of love and spice

While making no promises about love potions or secret tonics, what we can guarantee is the quality of taste in the following eight drinks. Made with care and concern, they exemplify many ideals surrounding the holiday of love: spice, smoke and flavor. Whether you prefer a vodka or rum, or venture …

Recipes

Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home… Without a Barrel!

A big trend in fancy bars is barrel aging premium cocktails; a trend started at Clyde Common in Portland. It brings new dimensions to a cocktail, but …

History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch

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Tal Danino

The bioengineer who’s programming DNA to fight cancer

[Manipulating genes] is very new, people are just learning how to program these organisms

Marcus …

3D Printing

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 …

New York City

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails

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Melissa Kushner

Addressing the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi through microenterprise

Poverty is complicated, there is an increasing temptation …

3D Printing

Harlow & Sage

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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 …

All mixed up with Calypso Confuser

Well will you look at that It’s cherry season. All around you at the market are those little gems with the cyanide containing pits. Tasty stuff let …

Happy Fourth of July!The Applejack Smash

What cocktail to offer on Independence Day, the day some of the greatest political minds signed the document outlining the most secure and fair …

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Benjamin

The Benjamin, a martini with garlic and pepper. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.

I read about this impromptu cocktail in Molly Wizenberg’s new memoir, …

If There’s Smoke, There’s a Bartender

ON a recent episode of the satirical IFC show “Portlandia,” a preening mixologist creates an over-the-top cocktail with egg shells, a rotten banana and “charred ice.”

Good joke, but not completely absurd. Charred ice has not been spotted in any mixing tins, but smoked ice cubes are falling into …

Make It: Smoked Ice (and a cocktail to enjoy it with)

If you like tinkering in your home bar with projects, then this post is for you.

Today I give you a magic trick for your guests (and drinks): the …

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 …

Cerrito Cocktail

This is a gin sour I’ve been kicking around with a friend. The combination of maraschino and allspice isn’t one I immediately think of so I’m glad …

A Cocktail Meant to Taste Like Money

The winning cocktail of the 2014 Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender competition was Remy Savage of Little Red Door in Paris. His drink, the …

Drinking

MxMo Pineapple: The Fruits of Relaxation

Well it’s MxMo time again and I was heartbroken to miss the last one. However when pineapple by Thiago of Bartending Notes is the theme I’m honor …

Punch!

Recently Drinkwire put forth a challenge to create a unique punch recipe for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. We’re all about challenges around …

Recipes

Cherry Sumac Swizzle

I’m realizing that since it’s gotten warmer around these parts, I’ve been prone to make a lot of crushed ice recipes. Apologies if you do not own an …

Easy Bitters-Based Iced Coffee Cocktails

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Vanessa Newman

Redesigning pregnancy for the post-gender generation with Butchbaby & Co.

I want my customers to feel comfortable and unchanged, in that becoming …

3D Printing

Foolproof Sangria Recipe with Lillet Rouge

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Melissa Kushner

Addressing the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi through microenterprise

Poverty is complicated, there is an increasing temptation …

Sangria

Six Hangar 1 Vodka Drinks from the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

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Sabine Seymour

A future where smart clothes are as ubiquitous as zippers

In the future you will not buy a piece of 'functional' clothing without SoftSpot

Joshua …

Cocktails

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 …

Review: BarSol Perfecto Amor

“A Peruvian tradition revived.” That tradition: An aperitif wine made from fermenting grape juice, fortified with Pisco. The grapes used for both the …

Friday Cocktail Hour: Key Lime Daiquiri Revisited

Key Lime Daiquiri. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.

On annual vacay visiting Mom and trying, trying to take it easy before Egg promotional travels begin …

Seven things you're doing wrong in your home bar

The idea of mastering mixologist-grade cocktails at home can be maddening, appearing both glaringly simple (it's just cold gin and vermouth, for …

Book Review: Craft Cocktails at Home

As food has evolved beyond grilled steaks and baked potatoes, so have cocktails. It’s now common to see bar menus stuffed with cocktails that involve …

Making Infused Digestifs With a Japanese Coffee Dripper at Piora, NYC

"The concept for the digestifs at Piora first came about because our head bartender, Shinya Yamao, had this idea to create a dessert cocktail featuring banana and rum but wanted to do it without any added sugar or fruit juice," explains Simon Kim, owner and general manager of Piora in New York's …

Drinking

I Drink, Therefore I 'Gram: Social Media Apps for Drinkers

“Wait! Don’t drink that yet!”

For most people, drinking is a one-activity-at-a-time thing. But for a social media addict, it’s the opportunity to …