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  • The Best Summer Cocktails: Tequila

    Victory ¾ oz. Lime juice ¼ oz. Simple syrup ½ oz. Ancho Reyes chile liqueur 1 ½ oz. Herradura silver tequila 10-12 Fresh mint leaves Chile-arbol-infused Peychaud’s bitters Throw mint in highball glass. Combine lime juice, syrup, liqueur and tequila in a mixing tin. Shake and strain into highball. Top off with ice and add four dashes of the chile-arbol-infused Peychaud’s on top. Garnish with a mint sprig. Juan...

  • 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...

  • 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 the cocktail revolution going full bore, American mixologists are scouring the world to find and integrate new (to them) liquors to a consumers thirsty for novelty. We have found a few spirits from around the...

  • Eastern Promises: Foreign Wine

    Good value and food-friendly wines from Eastern Europe are a welcome arrival on American menus. Open a bottle of plavac mali, pour a glass of rdecˇa zlahtnina or sip a crisp rkatsiteli. Never heard of those varietals? You soon will. Those are just a few of the important if hard-to-pronounce indigenous grapes from the wine regions of Eastern Europe; in this case from Croatia, Slovenia and Georgia, respectively. There...

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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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  • 7 Cocktails for the 4th of July

    Celebrate July 4 and the long weekend with these holiday inspired cocktails: Fire In The Sky 1 ½ oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire whiskey 1 oz. Apple juice Ginger beer Apple slices for garnish...
  • Pairing Ceviche with Cocktails

    Pairing food with the right cocktail can make all the difference for the dish. This is one facet of the Ceviche Project, a new 5-part dinner series launching July 25 at the Skybar at...
  • 14 Tips and Tricks from Masters of Mixology

    Bartending pros offer advice on perfecting your craft. Being a bartender today means that you have to be proficient at making drinks, you have to know all the styles of cocktails, and be up...
  • Shake It Up

    There’s nothing better than a frosty shake in the summer—unless it’s a frosty shake with a spirited kick. Bartenders are crafting boozy blended treats with bourbon, rum, liqueurs, coffee and seasonal produce. Whether guests...

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  • Strega Dill Bramble

    1 ¾ oz. Hendrick’s gin ¾ oz. Strega liqueur 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice ½ oz. Elderflower cordial ½ tsp. Dry dill Combine ingredients in cobbler shaker. Shake well and pour (no double strainer) into Old Fashioned glass. Fill glass with crushed ice and garnish with dried mallow flowers. Mixologist Matteo...

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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: Cari Hah

    Cari Hah is a bartender at Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge in Los Angeles. To me, the Fitty-Fitty is a perfect and pristine drink. It is seemingly so simple...
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