At the 25th annual James Beard Foundation Awards gala, winners were bestowed with the highest honors for food and beverage professionals. And attendees were treated to a bramble-inspired rum cocktail made with Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and blackberry purée. So whether or not…read more →
Spring is a great time of year. Full of promise. For a fresh start and better weather, sure. But we’re mostly concerned with the cocktail-related implications, as it’s the perfect time to break out some spirits and ingredients you might have forgotten about during winter. So here we’re using the…read more →
The Air Italy was created by Nathan Rawlinson of NYC’s All’Onda. This nicely balanced cocktail pairs Snow Leopard Vodka and citrus with the heady combo of aperitif and digestif. The former is the bittersweet wine-based Cappelletti, and the latter is the Piedmonte amaro, Cardamaro. It’s an easy four-part cocktail that…read more →
With its crisp, clean notes and quaffable qualities, gin is often relegated to summer drinks. And it’s true that a Tom Collins or Negroni can do wonderful things on a warm patio. But gin’s a versatile number, and it’s a fine candidate for sipping once temperatures cool. Take the Autumn…read more →
We’re drinking a lot of rum these days, and because it’s summer, we’ve mostly been sticking to lighter-style rums for daiquiris and other similar cocktails. But lately, we’ve been playing with our bottle of Ron Zacapa 23, a delicious rum from Guatemala. Because it’s such a rich, sippable rum, it…read more →
Today, like most days, calls for a tequila cocktail. But this time around, we’re switching things up from our usual preference for agave-forward blancos, and we’re pulling out Hornitos Black Barrel. This new expression is triple-aged in three different American oak barrels, each more heavily charred than the last. The…read more →
This summer, as you bask in the extra hours of sunlight, you may require a suitable cocktail for such occasions. This Bacardi Rum drink should do the trick. With a nod to Bacardi’s Cuban roots, it’s an adaptation of the classic Hotel Nacional cocktail, named for the famous Havana hotel.…read more →
Averna is one of the more popular amaros in the world, and one you can find behind any quality cocktail bar. It’s distilled from a secret blend of flowers, herbs, dried fruits, spices and licorice, which makes for a richly textured Italian liqueur that can be consumed straight, over ice…read more →
The Carrot Top cocktail comes from A16 Rockridge restaurant in Oakland, CA. It shares many ingredients you’ll find in popular juicing recipes, like the complementary combination of carrots, grapefruit and ginger. It’s bright, it’s refreshing and it’s a fine pick-me-up when served alongside your weekend brunch.
This refreshing vodka cocktail really embraces the gold theme, with apricot liqueur, lemon juice and apple cider. It’s fresh, crisp and delicious, and the float of blackstrap rum ties the room together with an extra pop of flavor. It’ll serve you well during these cold Winter Olympics.