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Bourbon Library Builder

6/21/18 Update from Fred Noe (Beam):<p><b>Bold is mine</b><p>Hope you’re doing well. You’ve heard the news earlier this year that we are releasing a very special …

Old Fashioned

Whether you love the world of shows like <i>Mad Men</i> or hate them, at least they serve as a public-service reminder that we should all be drinking Old Fashioneds. The classic pre-Prohibition cocktail is Don’s go-to, and it’s enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, especially since the show began six years …

A Guide To Including Bourbon In 100% Of Your Thanksgiving Meal

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Woodford Reserve Christmas Coffee Cocktail

Wine & Spirits

5 Ways to Make a Manhattan

In which we acknowledge the recent surge in popularity of the 130-year-old drink, establish guidelines for making it, and offer a few ways to mess with the formula.<p><i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><b>We don't have any hard numbers</b> for you, but countless hours of observation lead us to believe that …

The Bartender Questions: How to Drink Like a Reservoir Dog

<b>Christopher James,</b> <b>33</b> <br>The Duck Bar at The Ryland Inn<br>Whitehouse Station, NJ<p><b>How did you get here?</b> I started bartending about 13 years ago and sort of evolved through every stage of bartending: through dive places, to nightclubs, to sushi joints. There wasn't very much left for me to conquer other than …

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour ~ The classic cocktail made easily at home sans the egg, perfect for any party or simply for unwinding after a long day.Oh whiskey.<p>I …

What to Drink When You're Tired of Drinking

It is late December and we drinkers are tired of being drunk.<p>Even for those who excel at moderation (I… don’t get you), the weight of holiday parties and work events and the extra glass of wine needed to endure the stress of “looking back” and trying to make emotional sense of the past year takes …

Everything You Need to Know About Bitters (and the Perfect Winter Cocktail Recipe)

cocktails<p>The Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular cocktails in Italy, and in recent years, it has become an increasingly in-demand summer drink in the States. For good reason—it’s an undeniably refreshing combination of citrus (lemon or orange slice for garnish), fizz (three parts Prosecco, one …

Making great bitters at home calls for right mix of spice and patience

NOTHING gives a cocktail a kick quite like bitters. Whether it’s an Old Fashioned, a Manhattan or a Champagne Cocktail, those quick dashes from a …

Elements: Angostura Bitters

Big things, it’s said, come in small packages—and sometimes in oddly wrapped packages, too. Angostura bitters have a robust, spicy flavor that, even …

The best old-fashioneds in NYC

Stiff, smooth and a snap to make, the old-fashioned has been fortifying New Yorkers since its loyal devotee Don Draper was in diapers way back in the …

It’s rhubarb season: Time to make cocktail bitters

There are many good uses of rhubarb, but none better than aromatic cocktail bitters. Here's a recipe from Seattle's Sun Liquor Distillery.

Here's How To Make The Best Cocktail Bitters Yourself

Take your old fashioned up a level.<p>You can break any cocktail down to four essential parts: liquor, sugar, water and bitters.<p>Since those first three are self-explanatory, let's take a look at bitters, the so-called "spice rack of the bar" -- a highly concentrated blend of spices, herbs and alcohol …

Cocktails

The Absolute Best Old-Fashioned in New York

<i>To help find New York City’s best old-fashioned, Grub Street turned to Robert Simonson, the author of</i> The Old-Fashioned<i>. (In other words, he wrote</i> …

Bitters

The Craft Your Own Bitters Kit

The CYOB kit brings the satisfaction of making fine tinctures and extracts into the home of cocktail lovers and foodies everywhere. We've curated a …

Home Bar 101: What's the Deal With Bitters?

Just about any drink can be layered for a more complex flavor with the right dash of bitters, so it’s standard to find a few different bottles in the …

Flavors

11 Flaming Drinks to Light Up the Night

As the weather gets hotter, so do the drink garnishes. Whether used for pure dramatic flair or to add a whisper of smoky flavor, fire has gone …

6 Out-of-This-World Cocktails

Bars are a little like fictional space stations. Both worlds thrive on a healthy foundation of multicultural mixing, diplomacy and the prevalence of …

Cocktail, Anyone? Bill Murray Worked as a Bartender in Brooklyn for a Very Sweet Reason

Bill Murray is Brooklyn’s latest bartender.<p>The 65-year-old actor arrived to his son Homer’s new eatery, 21 Greenpoint in the Greenpoint neighborhood …

Bill Murray

Here's the One Simple Formula You Need to Make Dozens of the World's Best Cocktails

Why equal-parts cocktails are your new secret weapon.<p>Drinking is easy, but making cocktails can be complicated: What’s a jigger? Is that shrub really …

Three of The Best: Cocktails for Gentleman - Ape to Gentleman

A world of fine-spirits; Ape to Gentleman in partnership with <i>the</i>bar.com bring you inspiration for making great drinks with some of the world’s finest …

Cocktail Recipes | Serious Eats

Drink of the Week: Proof Old Fashioned Syrup

There’s still a week left to celebrate National Bourbon Month, and Proof Old Fashioned Syrup is here to help. Formulated by the bar crew responsible …

Flavors