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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 →

Leopold Bros. Navy Strength Gin Review

Leopold Bros. Navy Strength Gin Review

Colorado-based Leopold Bros. distillery is something of a trailblazer in the world of gin. Their American small batch gin, originally released in 2001, was at the leading edge of the “American gin” movement, eschewing the juniper-forward style of London dry gins in favor of a more subtle, herbal character that’s…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 →

Gem & Bolt Mezcal Review

Gem & Bolt Mezcal Review

Gem & Bolt’s unique packaging is no accident. The female co-founders of this new mezcal brand are artists, and they’ve clearly left their mark on the bottle—and more. Gem & Bolt claims to be the first available mezcal made with damiana, a Mexican herb renowned for its healing properties and…read more →

David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

When you’re devising a new punch set, it’s wise to enlist the man who literally wrote the book on punch. So that’s what Cocktail Kingdom did, in partnering with author and cocktail historian, David Wondrich. The result is the David Wondrich Classic Collection, a selection of barware inspired by traditional…read more →

Revivalist Botanical Gin Review: a Gin for All Seasons

Revivalist Botanical Gin Review: a Gin for All Seasons

The closest we’ll ever get to having a calendar made purely of gin may just be the Revivalist Botanical series, a new portfolio of gins from Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Branch Distillers that draws inspiration from the four seasons. But rather than rolling them out seasonally, each Revivalist gin will be available…read more →

Kimo Sabe Joven Mezcal Review

Kimo Sabe Joven Mezcal Review

Kimo Sabe Mezcal is a relatively new entrant to the market, first appearing in 2015 and then gaining some recognition this year for winning a gold medal and “Best of Class International Specialty Spirit” from the American Distilling Institute. The brand is currently producing three expressions–joven, reposado and anejo–each from…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 →

Smoked Peaches and Cream Cocktail

Smoked Peaches and Cream Cocktail

At Meauxbar in New Orleans, the bar team is combining adult beverages and childhood nostalgia with this take on the traditional summertime dessert, peaches and cream. Bourbon and Cynar make up the boozy backbone of this drink, while peach shrub and smoked peach pit tincture handle the fruit part of…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 →