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Jim Meehan on Bartenders, Bacardi Legacy and Tipping

Jim Meehan on Bartenders, Bacardi Legacy and Tipping

At the recently concluded Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in San Francisco (see our recap), we caught up with a few industry luminaries who were in town to judge the semi finals and finals. One such judge was Jim Meehan. The man behind New York cocktail bar PDT now calls…read more →

Venceremos Cocktail Recipe

Venceremos Cocktail Recipe

The Venceremos cocktail comes from Gn Chan, bartender at Angel’s Share in New York City, and winner of the 2016 Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition. The drink draws inspiration from the Pina Colada and combines rum with classic flavor combinations including coconut, pineapple and lime. From there, it gets a…read more →

April Showers Bring May Cocktails

April Showers Bring May Cocktails

With April coming to a close and May right in front of us, we’re in full spring mode. That means that our hands naturally reach for more refreshing drinks, as days are longer, nights are warmer and the sun shines through the intermittent rain showers. It’s a good time to…read more →

Earth Day Cocktail Recipes

Earth Day Cocktail Recipes

Hey, it’s Earth Day. So let’s treat our planet kindly and also drink some cocktails, because the two activities aren’t mutually exclusive. Especially these days, as more and more distillers produce organic spirits and engage in sustainable practices. Sometimes it’s a marketing gimmick, but then you find the guys that…read more →

Tamworth Distilling Flora Gin Review

Tamworth Distilling Flora Gin Review

Tamworth Distilling is a New Hampshire-based operation that’s making a unique roster of spirits, from gins and vodkas to white whiskey and infusions. Behind the distillery is Steven Grasse, the creator of Hendrick’s Gin and a man who’s no stranger to experimentation. Their recently launched Flora Gin is the second…read more →

Put Down that Screwdriver, Pick Up This Mandarin Cooler

Put Down that Screwdriver, Pick Up This Mandarin Cooler

Today concludes our week-long series on breakfast drinks, where we’ve been highlighting those cocktails that fortify our mornings with the gin, whiskey and resolve we need to keep going. We end with the Mandarin Cooler. Fact is, Screwdrivers just aren’t very good. They’re one-note and a rather disappointing means of…read more →

Black Hole Sun, a Merger of Bourbon and Cold Brew Coffee

Black Hole Sun, a Merger of Bourbon and Cold Brew Coffee

This continues our series on breakfast drinks, where we highlight those cocktails that fortify our mornings with the gin, whiskey and resolve we need to keep going. Today, an old fashioned gets the coffee treatment. I like cold brew coffee. I usually make it at home, but when I’m out…read more →

Start Your Day with the Siberian Summer

Start Your Day with the Siberian Summer

This continues our series on breakfast drinks, where we highlight those cocktails that fortify our mornings with the gin, whiskey and resolve we need to keep going. Next up: this vodka-spiked coffee concoction to start your day. The Knickerbocker is the only five-star hotel located in Times Square, and it’s…read more →

Eye-Opening Cocktails at Kensington Street Social

Eye-Opening Cocktails at Kensington Street Social

This continues our series on breakfast drinks, where we highlight those cocktails that fortify our mornings with the gin, whiskey and resolve we need to keep going. Next up: a couple of morning cocktails from Kensington Street Social. Kensington Street Social, located inside Sydney’s Old Clare Hotel, makes serious drinks…read more →