Brown stuff from Utah, Colorado and New York? Yes.
Mar 6, 2014 2:01 pm
It’s the brownest of the brown liquors. Sweet, stiff bourbon. Ask any proud Kentuckian and they’ll tell you the real stuff must come from the heart of the Bluegrass State. And, indeed, Kentucky makes more than 95% of the country’s bourbon. But legally, bourbon doesn’t have to hail from Kentucky. To be called bourbon, a spirit must be made in America, from at least 51% corn and be aged in new, charred oak barrels. A growing number of small distilleries around the country are taking a stab at crafting the spirit.
By now, there’s nothing new about maple beer and maple booze. You can sip Maple Pecan Porter or guzzle Voodoo Bacon Maple, ruminate over Maple Trippel Ale or delight to the flavor of Bigleaf Maple Red. There’s Sapling and Sortilege, Boyden Valley Maple Crème liqueur and Crown Royal Maple-Finished whiskey. When it comes to the maple spectrum, there really only seems to be one thing missing: maple wine. Read on.
The best of the little guys in NYC, London, Chicago
Mar 3, 2014 10:00 am
Chances are you can’t avoid the airport Starbucks run. But once you’ve landed at your final destination, there’s no reason to settle for a big box coffee seller. Cities around the world have spawned their own little coffee chains — and chainlets — so that you don’t have to hunt down a decent cup of craft-roasted coffee all day. Here are 8 of our favorites.
We're pretty sure even the most hardened Scotch-drinking citizens of the movie industry will be easing up with a cocktail before, during and after Sunday night's Oscars festivities. To honor a night of well-deserved celebrating, we've rounded up 8 fame-worthy cocktails. Ever had a Red Carpet Courage? Lay out a bunch of red construction paper (yay for arts and crafts!) and prepare to strut.
Make this root veggie-infused gin cocktail at home
Feb 27, 2014 5:00 pm
When Fabrizio Pirolo, owner at the Saint Austere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn wanted to create a drink that reflected the flavors of the winter months, he discovered the combination of gin with beet, ginger and spiced apple. The cocktail recipe, after the jump.
Oregon beer fan boys and girls are seriously lucky. Not only is the state one of the biggest hop producers in the country (hooray for fresh hops!), it also hosts a number of amazing breweries. While Portland has long garnered coverage for its craft beer scene, the smaller city of Bend — located three hours drive to the south — is one of the most thriving areas for beer in the country. Up next: the breweries you need to visit.
To those who live outside New York: please continue to fantasize about our city on Sundays as a poached egg haven where you're entitled to as many watered down vodka or champagne cocktails as you can drive into you. To those within the city limits: bad news after the jump.