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  • The Best Summer Cocktails: Rum

    Welcome to our summer drinks guide. We’ve pored over hundreds of recipes to select the best cocktails of the 2015 season. The recipes are broken down by category: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer. We hope you enjoy our selections and get a few ideas for your summer drinks program. These are the best rum cocktails: Balboa Constrictor 1 oz. Ancho Reyes chile liqueur ¾ oz. White rum ¼ oz. Luxardo...

  • The Best Summer Cocktails: Gin

    Welcome to our summer drinks guide. We’ve pored over hundreds of recipes to select the best cocktails of the 2015 season. The recipes are broken down by category: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer. We hope you enjoy our selections and get a few ideas for your summer drinks program. These are the best gin cocktails: Honey Mint Carrot Collins (Pictured above) 1 ½ oz. Koval dry gin ¾ oz. Honey...

  • The Best Summer Cocktails: Tequila

    Welcome to our summer drinks guide. We’ve pored over hundreds of recipes to select the best cocktails of the 2015 season. The recipes are broken down by category: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer. We hope you enjoy our selections and get a few ideas for your summer drinks program. These are the best tequila cocktails: Victory ¾ oz. Lime juice ¼ oz. Simple syrup ½ oz. Ancho Reyes chile liqueur...

  • The Best Summer Cocktails: Vodka

    Welcome to our summer drinks guide. We’ve pored over hundreds of recipes to select the best cocktails of the 2015 season. The recipes are broken down by category: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer. We hope you enjoy our selections and get a few ideas for your summer drinks program. These are the best vodka cocktails: Cucumber Honey Splash 1 part Pinnacle Cucumber vodka ½ part Fresh lime juice ½ part...

  • The Best Summer Cocktails: Beer

    Welcome to our summer drinks guide. We’ve pored over hundreds of recipes to select the best cocktails of the 2015 season. The recipes are broken down by category: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer. We hope you enjoy our selections and get a few ideas for your summer drinks program. These are the best beer cocktails: Paul Revere 1 ½ oz. Kimo Sabe Joven mezcal ½ oz. Ruby red grapefruit juice...

  • The Best Summer Cocktails: Whiskey

    Welcome to our summer drinks guide. We’ve pored over hundreds of recipes to select the best cocktails of the 2015 season. The recipes are broken down by category: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and beer. We hope you enjoy our selections and get a few ideas for your summer drinks program. These are the best whiskey cocktails: Dark Batch Sour 2 parts Alberta Rye Dark Batch whisky ¾ part Lemon juice...

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  • Cheers July/August 2015

    What’s in the latest edition of Cheers? Our July/August edition focuses on the top summer drinks, Eastern European Wine, and exotic spirits. We also cover the cider resurgence, while our panel of industry professionals gives grades...

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  • 11 Cocktails to Close Out Summer

    Labor Day Weekend is upon us, but you can still savor the final days of of summer with these seasonal cocktails. Orange Daiquiri 2 oz. Caliche rum ¾ oz. Fresh lime juice ½ oz. Fresh orange...
  • Two of a Kind: Pairing Wines with Proteins

    Helping customers determine what wines pair well with proteins can be a matter of overcoming misconceptions. With wine/meat matches, some people are inclined to plate chicken or fish with a white, or heavier meats...
  • TOTC15: Tips For Better Drink Photos

    If you want your drinks and recipes picked up in the media, it helps to have great photos. A dark, grainy or unappetizing photograph is not likely to make the cut or be shared...
  • Far and Away: Exotic Spirits

    What’s exotic? Every spirit you never heard of. But that doesn’t necessarily make it rare or unusual. Many “exotic” drinks have thousands of years of tradition behind them and a huge native audience. With...

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  • Maple Sour

    1 ½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon ¾ parts Tawny port ¼ part Grade B maple syrup ½ part Lemon juice 1 heavy dash Bittermen’s molé bitters Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
 Shake for 15 seconds and double strain into a double Old Fashioned glass with ice.
 Garnish...

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  • Cabs, American Style

    We asked members of our panel to review their favorite cabernet sauvignons from the U.S. (California as well as...
  • Ale To the Chief: IPA Reviews

    For our inaugural National Beer Panel reviews, we asked panelists to taste IPAs (India pale ales). These reviews include...

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  • What I’m Drinking Now: Chris Huarte

    Chris Huarte is bar director at Bambara Kitchen & Bar, Cambridge, MA “What I absolutely love to drink in the warm weather—and year round,...
  • What I’m Drinking Now: Todd Maul

    Todd Maul is bar director and partner at Cafe ArtScience in Cambridge, MA. In the summer and year-round, my favorite kind of cocktails are Tiki...
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