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The Long Bar, Shanghai’s Oldest Watering Hole

The Long Bar, Shanghai’s Oldest Watering Hole

Shanghai. When one hears of it, images of the skyline of the Pudong New District, with the orb of the Oriental Pearl Tower, the bottle opener that is the World Financial Center, and other buildings come to mind. Crowds, culture, busy streets. Shanghai is one of the largest and most…read more →

National Punch Day Calls for This Endeavor Punch

National Punch Day Calls for This Endeavor Punch

September 20th is National Punch Day. But more importantly, here’s a punch recipe from David Wondrich that can be consumed on National Punch Day or whenever you damn well please. Composed of spirit, citrus, spice and water, it’s very likely that punch was the first cocktail ever created. It took…read more →

3 Simple Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

3 Simple Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

In our continued efforts to ensure that your Labor Day is not at all laborious, we’ve compiled a trio of simple cocktails here. Easy to make drinks that pack plenty of flavor, but don’t require any elaborate infusions or syrups or esoteric ingredients. That leaves more time for watching TV,…read more →

5 Whiskey Sour Recipes for National Whiskey Sour Day

5 Whiskey Sour Recipes for National Whiskey Sour Day

August 25 is National Whiskey Sour Day, so that seems like a fine occasion for rounding up a five-pack of whiskey sours. The traditional cocktail is comprised of either three or four ingredients, depending who you ask. Those would be whiskey, lemon, sugar and an optional egg white. We like…read more →

Jim Beam Double Oak Review

Jim Beam Double Oak Review

Jim Beam Double Oak is a new release that, as the name implies, is aged twice. Four year old Jim Beam bourbon is taken out of its charred American white oak barrel, the standard wood for maturing bourbons, and then moved to another charred oak barrel for an undisclosed amount…read more →

The Golden Medal Cocktail

The Golden Medal Cocktail

One week in, and the world’s best athletes are putting on a fine show at the Olympics, with swimmers, gymnasts and beach volleyball players reminding us why we’re here on the couch. Watching, cheering, drinking… And while much of our Olympic cocktailing has included caipirinhas and cachaça drinks, here’s the…read more →

Three Caipirinhas to Drink During the Olympics

Three Caipirinhas to Drink During the Olympics

The whole world will diving into the 2016 Summer Olympics tonight as the games kick off with the Opening Ceremony. For better or worse, the next few weeks in Rio will be interesting to watch. We’re hoping for the best, but to hedge our bets, we’ll be drinking copious amounts…read more →

Making Bitters with Auchentoshan

Making Bitters with Auchentoshan

As the rain poured down on an otherwise lovely afternoon in the Big Easy, a small group of us dipped into the fascinating New Orleans Pharmacy Museum to learn more about bitters and single malt scotch. It was a fitting locale, what with the medicinal history of bitters and all.…read more →

All the Winners at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

All the Winners at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

The 10th Annual Spirited Awards capped off another great Tales of the Cocktail, as an impressive panel of industry experts crowned winners in categories spanning bars, bartenders, new products and cocktail writing. London and San Francisco put up particularly strong showings, taking the awards for World’s Best Cocktail Bar and…read more →

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian whisky is often colloquially referred to as “rye.” And though historically the grain makeups included rye and flavors included some corresponding spice, those rye percentages were never very high. In fact, they were typically much lower than their American counterparts. And these days, with plenty of American bottles sporting…read more →

Crafthouse by Fortessa, a New Barware Line from Charles Joly

Crafthouse by Fortessa, a New Barware Line from Charles Joly

Charles Joly, the former Aviary bartender, Diageo World Class winner and Crafthouse Cocktails founder, has a new venture. It’s a barware collection created in partnership with Fortessa Tableware Solutions, and it’s set to hit shelves this fall. So if you’re in the market for some new bar tools, acquiring ones…read more →