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The Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review

It’s said that sailors first began the practice of mixing bitters with gin to cure seasickness (or, more likely, to get toasted on the job). In today’s world, we have The Bitter Truth. The decade-old German company, known primarily for its bitters, also produces a gin blended with aromatic bitters…read more →

A Tamarind Fizz for Your Holiday Drinking Needs

A Tamarind Fizz for Your Holiday Drinking Needs

You made it through one holiday, but now there are more on the horizon. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s… whatever’s on your docket this year, you’re going to need some appropriately festive cocktails. Like the Tamarind Fizz, which is the handsome number you see here. It comes from NYC’s Fifty, and…read more →

Making Mezcal Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving

Making Mezcal Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving

This week, your pumpkin pie consumption is likely to increase about 600%. And that’s just counting the traditional variety of actual, edible pies. But let’s not discount the liquid kind. Because that, plus your proclivities for spiking everything in sight, can really come in handy this time of year. But…read more →

B Beet Spirit Review

B Beet Spirit Review

Thanksgiving is nigh: meaning it’s as good a time as any to talk about clear brandy made entirely from root vegetables. B is a new product of Boardroom Spirits, a distillery hailing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. B is Boardroom Spirits’s take on Pálinka, a class of traditional fruit brandies native to…read more →

Glen Grant 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Glen Grant 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

You may get a whiff of Glen Grant 18’s hype before you open the bottle: it was recently named the second best whisky in the world by the 2017 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Glen Grant 18 is light gold in color. The whisky’s aromas are fruity and pleasant,…read more →

Visit Prohibition-Era Havana at Blacktail in NYC

Visit Prohibition-Era Havana at Blacktail in NYC

To step into Blacktail is to step into a freeze frame of a bygone era. With its rich wood paneling, rotating brass fans, and oversize leather couches, Blacktail channels an early 20th century Havana, where Americans flocked when their rums, brandies and other alcoholic diversions were outlawed during Prohibition. From…read more →

Mulled Cocktails to Drink During the Holidays

Mulled Cocktails to Drink During the Holidays

With the weather cooling down, the holidays approaching and our reasons for needing a good drink continuing to increase, it’s time to consider something hot and mulled. Making your own mulled cider or wine is an easy and festive thing to do, so by all means, give that a whirl.…read more →

The Post-Election Cocktail We All Deserve

The Post-Election Cocktail We All Deserve

You look like you could use a drink. Because that’s the best thing to wash you clean of election season and to start moving in a new direction–one where rum is involved. So here’s the very autumnal Star of Autumn, a rich and delicious combination of rum, applejack, maple and…read more →

Havana Club Añejo Clásico Puerto Rican Rum Review

Havana Club Añejo Clásico Puerto Rican Rum Review

Hey, new Havana Club rum… with the word “Puerto Rican” on the bottle. You’re excused for any possible confusion. See, even though most drinkers know Havana Club as a Cuban brand, Puerto Rico-based Bacardi owns the U.S. rights to the brand name. Hence, two different rums sharing the same name.…read more →

A Tequila-Spiked Cocktail for Day of the Dead

A Tequila-Spiked Cocktail for Day of the Dead

If you’re nursing a Halloween hangover, there’s no better way to get moving than with a cocktail. And since today happens to be Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, you’ve got a built-in excuse for doing just that. We’re naturally going with tequila to observe this Mexican…read more →

Braulio Amaro Review

Braulio Amaro Review

Being an admirer of food and drink, there’s a soft spot in my heart for all things amari. So it’s been my pleasure to take a crack at Braulio, an “Amaro Alpino” named for Italy’s majestic Mount Braulio. Created by a pharmacist in 1875, Braulio’s recipe calls for a blend…read more →