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15 Secret Bars You Need To Visit

Prohibition is long over, but the spirit of the 1920s has been awakened in recent years thanks to the growing number of so-called "secret" bars in major cities across the country.<p>Many of these drinking establishments, while not technically speakeasies, stay true to the idea by requiring passwords …

No Mames Drink Recipe - Cocktail

Take chilled cocktail glass and apply the chipotle salt on half of the rim and spray the allspice dram inside. Put the rest of the ingredients into a …

Chefs' Recipes, Restaurant News, Food Events & Trends | Tasting Table

Why You Should Make Japanese-Style Iced Coffee<p>The drinkability of cold brew with the aromatic flavor of hot coffee

The Art of the Cocktail Garnish

"Garnishes are an expression of a bartender's style," says Shinya Yamao of New York's Piora.<p>"My garnishes are very simple, but they act as a …

How to Make Your Own Cocktail Bitters: Krangostura

Editor's note: You may know Zachary Feldman from his late-night dining column over at Serious Eats NY. But you may not know that in addition to his freelance writing, Zachary is busy running his own small batch bitters company, <b>Bitters, Old Men</b>. Since we've been talking a lot lately about bitters, …

Boozed + Infused

Caramel syrup is a great way to give a rich caramel flavor to alcohol infusions and cocktails.<p><b>Caramel Simple Syrup</b><p>2 cups white sugar<p>2 cups water<p>Place …

Lemongrass Vodka

This is a very simple infusion… almost to simple to post. But I’m posting anyway, and there is a reason behind it.<p>A few days ago I participated in a …

Sugar, Meet Spice: How to Pair Fresh Herbs With Summer Fruits

While you’re busy whipping up delicious summer fruit recipes, don’t overlook your leafy friends from the window box planter—your fresh herbs. The …

Gardening

Homemade Cocktail Bitters: Cherry Vanilla Bitters, Chocolate Bitters, Grapefruit Bitters and Strawberry Ginger Bitters

<b>cherry vanilla bitters</b><br>Jar #1: In one jar, add the dried cherries and bourbon. Shake well.<br>Jar #2: In the second jar, add the tonka beans, cardamom …

(( Bitters and Tinctures ))

<b>Fun With Tinctures,<br>One Day I’ll Do Bitters</b>I’m in this slightly ridiculous phase where I can’t stop buying books about spirits and cocktails. It’s …

DIY Tinctures, an Adventure in Flammable Cocktails

San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich schools us on this trendy and mysteriously medicinal-sounding drink ingredient<p>It's Friday Happy Hour (fiiiinuuhly), and San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich is back, this time to school us on a mysteriously medical-sounding cocktail ingredient: tinctures.<p>"A …

Fair Trade

Adding Aroma to Cocktails: Smoke Tincture

A few weeks ago I attended just one of the many events at the LA Food and Wine Festival. Grant Achatz was presenting a cocktail demo with the head …

In Bloom Bitters

These bitters work very well in cocktails with tequila, gin, rum or mezcal. They’re easy to make and loaded with flavor.<p>1 750 ml. bottle El Dorado …

Practical secrets to breaking into the bar industry from Dushan Zaric of Employees Only

A man walks into a bar... and loses thousands of dollars, years of his life, and any chance at retiring before 75. While every dude dreams of running …

Make Your Own Liqueurs

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the holidays, and Thanksgiving is—deep breath—just over a month away.<p>The perfect present is, of course, …

The 10 Best Boozy Drinks to Warm You Up

While we enjoy skiing and ice skating, our favorite cold-weather activity, hands down, is mixing up a round of hot cocktails.<p>While a snifter of …

Making Your Own Spiced Rum is Easier Than You Think

Got a little Captain in you? Here’s a way to find out: Create your own spiced rum and put it up against the popular commercial brands. I can pretty …

Ginger Beer Recipe

Ginger beer is ginger ale's sinister cousin: much more ginger and a little less sweet, but still (mostly) non-alcoholic. It can be made easily at home with simple ingredients and materials.<p><b>Read more: How to Make Your Own Ginger Beer</b><p>Ingredients3/4 cup packed brown sugar (you can adjust to taste)1 …

Gastronaut: How to Make Bitters

Infused with herbs and roots, bitters add depth and balance to cocktails. Here, the three most important styles.<p>In this article:<p>"People say bitters …

Friday Cocktail: The Old-Fashionedw/Homemade Bitters

Ingredients for homemade bitters: the woody shreds are Angelica root, the bitter component, along with aromatics, star anise, pepper, cloves, …