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The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

A Dozen Great Bottles of Irish Whiskey to Drink in 2018

A lot of whiskey drinkers may not explore Irish bottles too far from St. Patrick’s Day, but since this time last year, there have been tons of new …

This Is How You Make the Very Best Irish Coffee

My uncle's a pretty easy-going, good-humored man, but when it comes to Irish coffee, he's nothing but serious. You see, he has his own kit — really …

How to Make 3 Cocktails Perfect for Backpacking and Camping

Drinking in the wilderness is like sneaking a fifth of booze into a college football game. Your options are <i>limited</i>, to say the least. But with a …

The 10 Most Popular Drinks to Order at a Bar

It's time to learn the bar basics.<p>Unless you're still an undergrad, it's time to move on from ordering rum and Cokes or vodka sodas at the bar. After all, you're a grown-up, and you should be drinking grown-up drinks. Especially if you want that busy bartender to take you seriously. Here are the 10 …

A Brief History of Southern Comfort

New Orleans is an amazing place. It doesn’t matter if you like food or booze or music or, really, anything — the Big Easy has it all, and we all know …

7 Drinks That Combine Coffee & Alcohol

Caffeine and alcohol can be a fairly dangerous combination when improperly executed, hence the problem with energy drink booze concoctions like Four …

9 Whiskey Cocktail Recipes That Are As Stiff As They Are Smooth

Bottoms up.<p>With a news cycle as brutal as the one we’ve been living through, we could all use a whiskey cocktail. Sure, a margarita can get us feeling festive, but when we really want to unwind, we call upon whiskey and the great cocktails that can be made with this spirit. They’re very skilled at …

The 5 Best Cocktail Trends for 2018

From CBD oil to drinking your veggies, we're raising a glass to this year's newest ways to have a drink.<p>This is the year to break out of your cocktail rut. You know the one: the same drink ordered at the same bar on the same night of the week, every week. Craft bartenders across the country are …

Please Leave the Sazerac Alone

"We do our own spin on the Sazerac here," the barman enthused, oblivious to the fact that he'd just said one of my least favorite things, something …

First It Giveth Gin Old Fashioned Recipe

Inspired by a recipe discovered in Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tenders Guide, this modern take on the Gin Old Fashioned is bar manager Jason King’s way of …

Audio Mixing

PUNCH | Arrowhead Limited Cocktail Recipe

Childhood memories of trains and searching for arrowheads in Oklahoma and Texas bring to mind bitter flavors and mezcal for Damon Boelte. Ever a …

How 1 Fundamental Cocktail Formula Turns into 8+ Drinks

Sweet + sour + spirit.<p>This archetypal and infinitely malleable blueprint for the Sour was, alongside the Fix and the Julep, one of the very first formulas to climb out of the primordial cocktail era of the nineteenth century. It was a time when Victorian drinkers adjusted to the speed of city life …

The New York Sour Cocktail Recipe

Though reportedly created in Chicago, New York's thirst for this wonderfully balanced mixture of wine and whiskey inspired a new name. Learn how to …

3 Riffs on the Manhattan, the Classiest of Classic Cocktails

<i>Being a great host also means being a great home bartender. We've partnered with Johnnie Walker and Bulleit to help you master a few classic whiskey cocktails, and put your own spin on them—whether you're mixing one up for yourself or entertaining guests.</i><p>Does anything make you feel quite as …

Sullivans Cove Named World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky in 2018

Tasmanian distillers of distinction, Sullivans Cove, have once more taken out the top prize at the World Whiskies Awards, with their already coveted …

Single Malt Whisky

Somehow, These Roll-Ups Make Grilled Cheese Even Better

(Image credit: Damn Delicious)<p>Grilled cheese sandwiches are a lunchtime staple, but since you can only fit one or two in a pan at a time, they're not …

grilled cheese

The Full Story Behind the Internet-Famous Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Yesterday, Erin McCann of <i>The New York Times</i> wrote roughly 600 words alerting her readers to the fact that red wine hot chocolate is a "thing." The very phrase “red wine hot chocolate” may strike some as abhorrent, just another callous example of the tendency to frankenstein two foods that suffice …

11 cocktails with prosecco and champagne

Check out our best ever 11 Prosecco and Champagne cocktail recipes. This super popular, sweet and refreshing fizzy wine works wonders on its own or, …

Prosecco

12 Essential Nogs, Punches, and Sangrias for Wintertime

Whenever I've hosted a holiday gathering, I've found that guests can sometimes have a deer-in-headlights reaction when I greet them with, "What would …

The cocktail’s hottest garnishing trend is easier to achieve than you might believe

<i>Two bartenders and a barista lay down the foundations for a new way to pretty up drinks. By Lynette Ding and Natasha Hong.</i><p>We see you, behind the bar, …

The cocktail menu that's set to change the way we drink

All photographs by Addie Chinn<p>That Jamie Jones, Group Bar Executive of The Social Company, is a clever so-and-so. Not only did he task himself with …

10 Customer Service Rules for Bartenders

There's nothing worse than terrible customer service. It can literally make or break a business. So it's important that you learn how to serve people …

PUNCH | The Next Generation of Sustainable Cocktail Bars

For nearly a decade, the issue of restaurant waste has made headlines as a new approach to sustainable eating. From London’s “Feeding the 5000” …

Inside the Secret Manchester Pub That Only Serves Bartenders

The Seven Oaks opens from midnight until 8 AM, catering exclusively to bar staff clocking off from their shifts. And with so many bartenders in one place, things soon get rowdy.<p><i>Welcome to</i> Last Call<i>, where we visit watering holes around the world to collect life advice from their trusty barkeepers,</i> …

The Different Types of Beer - A Bartender's Guide

Craft beer has taken the world by storm and the different types of beer have become more interesting AND more confusing. So let's take at what they …

Craft Beer

Three bartenders share tips for batching drinks (with two recipes)

Last week we took a look at batching ingredients of speed, and the reasons why you’d want to do it. “Those pesky five to 10 ingredient drinks take up …

Absinthe

‘The Gresham trades 20 hours a day’: A day in the life running the Bar of the Year

Ryan Lane has the enviable task of running things at The Gresham, the Brisbane bar with a big selection of whiskey, and two time winner of the Bar of …

Craft Beer

On sugar syrup and converting between 2:1 and 1:1 syrups : cocktails

Sugar syrup is the simplest thing in your cocktails, right? Just measure out sugar and water and mix them, heating if necessary. Well, that's …

Recipes

What Actually Happens Inside a Whisky Barrel?

<i>DrinkWire is Liquor.com's showcase for the best articles, recipe and reviews from the web's top writers and bloggers. In this post,</i> <i>Great Drams takes</i> …