The Hagar and Helga Cocktail

A spiced autumnal cocktail with Aquavit and Sherry
Oct 5, 2012 3:01 pm

Bartender Joaquín Simo, originally of Death & Company and winner of American Bartender of the Year at this year's Tales of the Cocktail, created this drink out of a desire to find "a savory cocktail with lots of brightness to make the autumn spicy notes pop." 

6 Ways to Pimp Your Iced Coffee

Step up your iced coffee game this summer
Jun 19, 2012 9:01 am
Iced Coffee

There's more to a great iced coffee than coffee, ice and milk. Or at least there can be. Read on for 6 ways to turn that same ol' iced coffee into a cold brew with some 'tude.

Jasmine Sour Martini Recipe

An exotic way to step up your martini game
May 7, 2012 5:01 pm
Jasmine Cocktail

Visit the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India and you'll discover a haven of mixology. Bartender Gautam Shah uses local ingredients from the estate grounds to mix fresh, seasonal drinks. This sour martini highlights jasmine flowers and fresh-squeezed lemon juice for a refreshing take on an old classic. Palace or no palace, we recommend you sip this summertime drink outdoors.

Sorrel Daiquiri Recipe

Integrating fresh herbs into cocktails is the move
May 4, 2012 3:01 pm
Sorrel Cocktail
Photo: Katie Sokoler

Botanicals and alcohol have gone hand-in-hand for centuries, often in the form of infused liqueurs and administered for their "medicinal" properties. Experiencing fresh herbs in a cocktail, however, is not as often seen outside of a bartender's staple mint leaf garnish. This needs to change.

Welcome To Getting Pissed In London Week

Let us raise a coupe to one great drinking city
Apr 2, 2012 9:01 am

The art of making, and drinking, cocktails has been a big part of our mission with Food Republic. We’ve done stories where Jim Meehan told us how to imbibe at the beach. NYC-based writer and barman Brian Quinn has penned a number of drink recipes, rich with historical perspective and Green Chartreuse. Dammit if he’ll get everybody to buy a bottle. And just last week we launched a weekly column written by a living legend in the mixology game, Simon Ford. So it's safe to say that cocktails play a role in living the way a man should.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Cold? This spicy hot chocolate recipe is the best.
Jan 29, 2012 2:01 pm
Mexican hot chocolate recipe
Photo: insidious_plots on Flickr

Mmm, Mexican hot chocolate. Is the only thing that could possibly make your Sunday better being treated like Mayan royalty? Well ready your favorite pimp cup. Contrary to popular opinion, everyone from the farmer to Montezuma himself was throwing back batches of chili-spiked goodness way back when cacao was discovered. And now, you can too.

All Hail The Scottish Whisky Flavour Map

Drink Single Malt Whisky like an expert
Jan 3, 2012 3:31 pm
Whisky Map
Sourced from malts.com

Ordering Scottish Whisky can be a minefield for many of us, but the days of blindly ordering Single Malts are over. This Flavour Map, created by Scottish whisky connoisseur Dave Broom, is the key to selecting your libation like the expert you always imagined you would be.

Getting Fired Up About Leisure Liquor

Southern Comfort's new Tabasco-laced "Fiery Pepper"
Nov 15, 2011 3:01 pm
Southern Comfort

In our previous installment of Booze Behaving Badly, we took a fledgling spirits company to task for one of the most ill advised marketing campaigns in spirits industry history. This week we’ll assay yet another suspect new release, from one of the country’s more venerable brands, Southern Comfort.


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