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The Front Porch Punch

The Front Porch Punch

For many, iced tea is a summer staple. And if not that, then surely whisky. So here we’ve got a cocktail that combines flavorful chai tea with easy-drinking Famous Grouse Scotch. Called the Front Porch Punch, this refreshing drink is a little sweet, a little smoky and a lot refreshing.…read more →

A James Beard-Worthy Cocktail for Making at Home

A James Beard-Worthy Cocktail for Making at Home

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 →

Nolet’s Silver Bulleit

Nolet’s Silver Bulleit

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 →

Autumn Blossom

Autumn Blossom

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 →

Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque

The Belle Epoque cocktail hails from Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans. It includes a unique ingredient — ratafia — which is an infusion of a base spirit (typically brandy) with fruit. R’evolution is currently infusing persimmon with brandy, but other fruits are used seasonally. After sitting for about six months,…read more →

Tanduay Spring Fling

Tanduay Spring Fling

Tanduay Asian Rum is available stateside in two varieties — Tanduay Silver and Tanduay Gold. Each rum is light and well-balanced, which makes them good candidates for adding to warm-weather drinks. Here we enlist the gold rum for an easy-drinking cocktail composed of fresh honeydew, lime and some ginger effervescence.

Cherry Orchard

Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard comes courtesy of Del Pedro, a bartender at Tooker Alley in NYC. Tooker Alley is located near the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, which features cherry blossoms each spring. Hence the name of this drink. The cocktail contains a full 1.25 ounces of Kirschwasser, a cherry eau de vie…read more →