Cocktails

17 of Dallas’ Most Excellent Bars

Especially when the weather is this hot, drinking in Dallas is essentially a survival tool. From dingy, charming dives to the fanciest of upscale cocktail dens, the city is practically littered with spots to drink.<p>This guide is intended to answer an ever-present question: “Where should we drink …

Dallas

A bartender reveals why he hates customers who order wine and beer

If you like beer or wine, probably don’t bother visiting bartender Tom Zyankali’s cocktail bar, which is one of the oldest in the German capital of …

Food

These 10 Crazy Cocktails Will Make Your Head Spin — In A Good Way

They poured alcohol into what?!<p>What you just watched needs some sort of disclaimer: We have no problem with beer — nor wine or anything else that …

Food

This Boulder bar just landed one of L.A.’s best bartenders

In refreshing alcoholic beverage news, Emmerson — the grain-friendly Boulder restaurant opening later this summer — just scored a major player from …

Denver

17 Essential Houston Bars

Fortunately for lushes everywhere, Houston is a drinker’s paradise. In addition to a flourishing scene of bars serving up fancy cocktails and top-quality spirits, there are also plenty of spots to simply enjoy a beer and a shot.<p>This guide to Clutch City’s best bars ranges from revered cocktail …

Texas

10 NYC Food and Cocktail Superlatives: The Biggest, Most Expensive, Oldest, and More

What’s better than drinks and dinner? How about the <i>biggest, oldest, and most expensive</i> New York City drinks and dinner? From cocktails the size of …

Food

Cocktails of the future... are hangover-free

How cocktails could actually be good for your health one day (or better than they used to be, anyway)<p>There's a guy in America who wants to patent …

Drinking

The Poisoning

<b>My first taste of gin made me sick.</b> I was fifteen or sixteen, and, on a night I’d been left alone, and for reasons now lost to me, I drank down a …

Long-form Journalism

That's the spirit: the London cocktail bar named best in the world

London has come up trumps in the 11th annual Spirited Awards, which confirmed that the UK is home to the world's best cocktail bar - as well as the world's best new cocktail bar.<p>The man partly responsible is Mr Lyan, aka Ryan Chetiyawardana, whose unique approach to mixology with a strong focus on …

Food

23 Ways to Tequila, From Cookies to Cocktails

For some, tequila shares the esteemed company of rowdy college students, questionably clean shot glasses, and hard-as-rocks limes. I get it. And while you may have once sworn, “Never again, tequila!,” it's also the base of drinks that have been enjoyed in Mexico for millennia. Let those who are …

Food

These are the Best Bars and Bartenders in the World, According to Industry Leaders

Tales of the Cocktail announced its 2017 Spirited Award winners<p>Tales of the Cocktail closed out its 2017 event by crowning leaders in the cocktail industry with Spirited Awards, which some call Oscars of the drinks world, at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans.<p>Without further adieu, here are this …

New Orleans

NYC Wins Big At Spirited Awards, The Oscars Of The Cocktail Industry

<i>(Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist)</i><p>It was the Oscars of Drink Making on Saturday night, as 11th annual Spirited Awards took place in New Orleans. Part of the …

New York City

Local barchefs prepare for Edmonton's first Made With Love craft cocktail competition [Video]

The city's top barchefs will be competing for the regional crown in Edmonton's first Made With Love craft cocktail competition Monday night.

Canadian News

Icy Sgroppino Is This Year’s Frose

Find the spritzy summer cooler here<p>The Italian sgroppino cocktail, a dramatic fountain of bubbly topped over sorbet or gelato, is making its way onto stateside menus.<p>Leave it to the Italians to unite drinking and dessert; sgroppino comes from the verb <i>sgroppire</i>, which means to untie. Originally …

Restaurants

How to Affordably Trick Out Your Home Bar

Presents in the form of alcohol are great but eventually run out. That's why we like gifting home bar gear instead. Here are five sure-fire gifts under $40 that any drinking buddy will love, all of which come recommended from our favorite bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts.<p><i>Imbibe</i> by David Wondrich …

Alcohol

Grapefruit Negroni Pops

Grapefruit Negroni Pops<p>The Negroni has experienced somewhat of a resurgence lately. And it’s no wonder: a refreshing combination of herbal gin, …

Negroni

Martini glasses are awful and nobody should own them

Martini glasses are awful and nobody should own them<p>YouTube<p>Photo: YouTube<p>There are a handful of lies we are told about adulthood from a young age. …

Drinking

A Night Out With: Dead Rabbit's Jillian Vose

A Night Out With: Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose<p>New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, …

a drink of one’s own: cocktails for literary ladies

As we hurtle rapidly towards the end of Friday, we thought it only fitting to offer you some cocktail recipes inspired by some of the greatest lady …

Margaret Atwood

Punch on the Road

<b>Punch on the Road touched down recently in California for the first leg of the US West Coast edition.</b><p><b>Watch the highlights from the trip in our video</b> …

Drinking

The Perfect Cocktail For Your Zodiac Sign

Ever feel like there's that one cocktail that just speaks to you? It just might be your perfect zodiac match. And, hey, even if you don't read your horoscope every day, it doesn't hurt to find a new go-to cocktail recipe for every occasion. We've tapped cocktail expert Kat Odell, author of the …

Drinking

Recipe: Jeremiah Tower’s Seafood Shooters

<b>Jeremiah Tower's Seafood Shooters</b><p><b>Makes 12 shooters</b><p>At its zenith during the 1980s and 1990s, Jeremiah Tower's Stars was the epitome of decadence and …

Seafood

Life Behind Bars, Episode 7: Cocktails Pet Peeves

From fruits flies floating in Manhattans and sticky glasses to weird smells, our least favorite things to encounter in a bar.<p>No matter how easy going or laid back a drinker is, there are still things that nobody wants to encounter when they’re enjoying a cocktail. Join our hosts as they talk about …

Drinking

Sparkling Blueberry Thyme Vodka Lemonade

<i>When it’s sweltering outside, there’s only one drink to cool off with. A cold Sparkling Blueberry Thyme Vodka Lemonade has just the right amount of</i> …

Lemonade

Bring the Party Anywhere With This Manhattan Cocktail Kit

This Manhattan cocktail set has everything you need to make genuine hand-crafted drinks on the go. Pack a few liquor bottles, adjust the straps and …

Entertainment

Sparkling Palomas and Daiquiris You Can Sneak in Anywhere

Canned cocktails, like canned corn, may never come close to the real thing. But until we devise a better method for slipping a Boston shaker into …

Drinking

The Craft Cocktail Revolution Is Over. Now What?

I t was on a Wednesday in Omaha that I realized the revolution was over. I was sitting at the casually fancy Grey Plume's bar, listening as a good …

Drinking

6 inspired Denver-area cocktails to beat the July heat

It’s hot. Have one of these summery cocktails; maybe it will make you feel less hot.<b>Lillet Olive Your Love on Me at Beast + Bottle</b> – Chrissy Teigen …

Denver

The 13 Most Influential Craft Cocktail Bars in the US

<i>The Dead Rabbit</i><p>Many of the drinks on today's cocktail menus owe a debt to history, specifically the power-player bars of the last decade or so. From …

Miami Beach

These Cocktail Glasses Turn Your Drinks Into Rainbows

No food dye necessary.<p>Bright, colorful foods are most definitely on-trend, from rainbow pizza to unicorn summer rolls. But incorporating color into …

Food