Cocktails

By Jack Sharman | Martinis and other booze.

BBC - Culture - Absinthe: How the Green Fairy became literature’s drink

Absinthe has inspired many great authors of the last 150 years – and may have ruined some as well. Jane Ciabattari investigates the green spirit’s peculiar power.<p>Arthur Rimbaud called absinthe the “sagebrush of the glaciers” because a key ingredient, the bitter-tasting herb <i>Artemisia absinthium</i> or …

Literature

The Dry Martini Cocktail You Should Know How to Make

The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that, like a tailored suit, is timeless. Although the original of the tipple is unclear, the Dry Martini has …

The Crimson King is the Boulevardier for Summer

Add all of ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.<p>Stir and strain into a Nick & Nora glass or serve in a rocks glass with a large hunk of …

Food

11 Impressively Easy Bourbon Cocktails

Saying farewell to summer doesn’t always have to be shrouded in sadness, particularly when cooler weather invites cozying up with <b>bourbon</b>. From …

Maker's Mark

7 Best Cocktails to Drink While Cooking Weeknight Dinners

You can do better than cracking open a beer.<p><i>This story originally appeared on foodandwine.com.</i><p>There’s something wonderfully therapeutic about cooking …

PUNCH | Meet the New Martini

“If a restaurant can only make one good cocktail, it should be a Martini,” says Will Elliott, bar director for Sauvage, a newly opened restaurant in …

Martinis

Extra Fancy’s Frozen Gin & Tonic

What’s more refreshing on a summer day than a Gin & Tonic? A frozen Gin & Tonic, especially one made with cooling cucumber.1½ oz. gin<br>½ oz. tonic …

Food

Gin Drinks We Love: The Improved Bronx Cocktail

Ingredients in The Improved Bronx Cocktail<p>.75 oz<p>.25 oz<p>Sweet vermouth<p>.25 oz<p>Dry vermouth<p>.5 oz<p>Tangerine juice<p>1 dash<p>Angostura bitters<p>1 dash<p>Orange …

The New York Times Just Dropped A Pretty Amazing Cocktail Book

Proper drinks are the key to a successful summer in our view so we're making space on the shelf for the <i>The</i> <i>Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails</i> …

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, …

National Cucumber Day: Cheers to These Four Cool Cocktails

If “bar essentials” was a topic on Family Feud, the cucumber would not score you many points–but in reality, it’s damn good in drinks! Refreshing and …

SF Guide

It's a Bird, it's a plane, no, it's a Cucumber 🚀! . Happy #CucumberDay - for more @hendricksgin cucumber nonsense: 👻 Gastronomista. #worldcucumberday

World Gin Day: 8 excellent reasons to celebrate it in style

Rejoice! Today is World Gin Day - and what better way to celebrate than to drink a refreshing G&T or sip on a stylish Martini?<p>It's quite fortuitous that it fell on a weekend, as that means you can try a few different gin-based beverages without worrying about having a headache at work tomorrow.<p>Here …

Martinis

The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book Cocktail Recipes - Frank Caiafa Bartender Interview

As a child, Frank Caiafa learned that a good martini is made with gin, always stirred.<p>He first dabbled in mixology by making cocktails for his …

Food

The winners of the 2016 Time Out New York Bar Awards

Maison Premiere<p>You could pick any year since 2011—when owners Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka brought their instant-classic brand of French Quarter …

New York City

Drinks We Love: The Inside Job

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.<p>Stir, and strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.<p>Garnish with a cherry …

3 Delicious Ways To Drink Dark Rum This Winter | FWx

If you’re thinking of rum drinks right now, odds are you’re envisioning something tall and fruity and refreshing — a cocktail to pair with your …

OLLY SMITH: Here's to a vintage Christmas: A £120 Lanson Champagne? A ‘mesmeric’ £25.99 red? Or a £1.79 bottle of stout?

From brilliant bubbly and wonder wines to perfect port, party liqueur and cracking cognac, whatever your taste (or budget), here's my festive pick of …

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, …

Alcohol

8 Tools You Need to Make Better Cocktails at Home

Now more than ever, the art of mixing a quality cocktail can seem like a daunting task. Today’s hippest bars are concocting drinks made with …

Video: How to Make an Amazing Amaro Cocktail

Bitter, and rich and smooth as a Manhattan, the Yard Bird is a drink with a scrappy and adaptable soul.<p><i>We've partnered with the mad food scientists</i> …

‘Casablanca’ Is the Best Cocktail Movie of All Time

Do you like food? Do you like movies? Do you like movies about food? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might enjoy Eater at the Movies, a column by Joshua David Stein which examines eating and drinking on screen.<p>Though written, filmed, and released as the fate of the free world was …

Cool Weather Cocktails

Bourbon, rye and Scotch. Our cocktail expert presents three original takes on some classics for your fall drinking pleasure.

Beverages
Food

It’s Officially Fall: Drink Accordingly

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but this week marked the official start of fall, the season. And similar to Yeezy’s current collection, this one is very similar to last year’s. Leaves change colors, pumpkin spice returns with a vengeance, and cocktails get whiskier. But this year, the mysterious forces …

Condé Nast

7 Maple Syrup Cocktails for Fall Drinking

The easiest way to fall-ify a cocktail? Replace the usual simple syrup with rich and flavorful maple syrup. Here, seven maple syrup-laced cocktails …

Friday cocktails: Barware, Jameson Slushies, Perfect Martinis and Emerson, Lake & Palmer | White Collar Wire

A brief guide for the weekend.<p>(Hennie Haworth)<p>It’s hard to operate a home bar without good barware, as explained in All the Essential Barware You …

How eggs add panache to cocktail hour

Eggs feature as a main ingredient in a surprising number of alcoholic drinks. Try these three cracking cocktails on for size.<p>From breakfast to baking, without the egg our culinary lives would be immeasurably poorer.<p>What’s not so well known is that, behind the bar, eggs are also, if not quite queen, …