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The Weekend Comes Early: 10 'Cocktail Of The Week' Recipes

It's never too soon to start mixing these drinks
Nov 20, 2014 1:00 pm

We know it's still only Thursday here at Food Republic. And we know that this week has seemed to drag on a little bit longer than most. Because we think that you just might feel the same way, we've assembled a slideshow of 10 of our recent Cocktails of the Week. Sure, they might not magically make the weekend arrive already, but they'll certainly get you one sip closer.

5 New Chicago Cocktail Bars Focusing On The Casual Side Of Good Drinking

These spots add to an already impressive bar scene
Nov 20, 2014 11:00 am

There’s no questioning that Chicago has some of the most respected and downright fancy craft cocktail bars in the country. Now, as some of the city’s best barkeeps fly the coop to open their own concepts, the latest slew of craft cocktail bars boast a new mentality: the drinks should be top-notch, but the atmosphere a tad more laid-back. Here are five excellent cocktail spots that opened in Chicago within the last year, shrouded in the guise of fun-loving neighborhood bars.

Maybe You Should Be Drinking More Port Wine

Wine Spectator names a Port as Wine of the Year
Nov 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Oenophile bible Wine Spectator has released its annual rankings, with Dow's Vintage Port 2011 earning the highest honor at No. 1. That's right, a Port the sweet, ruby-colored stuff that your European friends push you to try after dinner is done and all the other wine is gone. Chad Walsh ponders this unusual selection and why you should consider buying a bottle. Or two.

Why These Two Guys Are Changing The Crowded, Confusing Coconut Water Game

Harmless Harvest co-founder talks trends, science
Nov 18, 2014 10:00 am

You might think that there are too many coconut water brands out there and you just might be correct in believing that. You might think that they all taste about the same. And we agreed...until we sampled Harmless Harvest. So just why might you have not yet heard of the company that we claim is bottling the best stuff? We caught up with co-founder Justin Guilbert to discuss.

Brown Spirit Weather Is Here: Salty Air Cocktail Recipe

A drier take on the Manhattan with añejo tequila
Nov 14, 2014 1:00 pm

As the colder months set in, warming up with a sturdy, stirred drink seems spot-on. However, tequila is not the first spirit that comes to mind for most. Offering a twist for those who might otherwise order a Manhattan or Old Fashioned, the Salty Air features the distinct Espolón Añejo.

Video: This Is Actually Your Brain On Coffee. For Real.

Adenosine receptors vs. many cups o' Joe. Fight!
Nov 14, 2014 9:00 am

If you're going to rely on coffee to get you to Friday afternoon, you should know it a little more intimately than "cup 1, cup 2..." and so forth. That's right, we're talking straight chemistry. Ever heard of a little nucleoside called called adenosine? Did we lose you? Come on back, it's just the science of caffeine receptors. Fill up cup 3 and learn exactly why you're watching this video so attentively. 

Why Can't American Wine Get Any Respect, Even In America?

A boozy New World explorer confronts Old World bias
Nov 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Amid his ongoing quest to chronicle America's most underrated off-the-beaten-path wineries, our traveling correspondent Dan Dunn stops for a sip — OK, several — in New York, where he meets with some renowned sommeliers to discuss a sticky issue: how U.S. wine stacks up against the French stuff. You can probably guess how that contest played out.

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