Tom Collins With Elderflower And Hops Cocktail Recipe

Bottled cocktail mixers are making their comeback
Apr 10, 2014 4:00 pm

If you're someone who doesn't want to take on more than opening a bottle and pouring out your evening's tipple, then Charleston company Bittermilk will serve you well, adding new life to your everyday vodka, gin or bourbon on the rocks. A look at a revolutionary pre-batched modifier and how to use it in a Tom Collins, after the jump.

5 Ways Craft Distillers Are Unearthing Old Recipes For The Good Of Mankind

Sweet, bitter and herbal elixirs...from the past
Apr 10, 2014 2:30 pm

If you have an old-timey palate, but a passion for local booze, keep an eye out for these sweet, bitter and herbal elixirs inspired by Old World recipes, but made right here in the U.S. of A.

How This Man With The Glass On His Nose Predicted The Great American Gin Evolution

Meet Aviation Gin's co-founder Ryan Magarian
Apr 1, 2014 2:00 pm

Simon Ford catches up with Aviation Gin co-founder Ryan Magarian to discuss how the idea for the company was conceived, its unique characteristics and the ongoing evolution of gin. Ryan also provides two simple cocktail recipes. The full interview, after the jump.

Graphic Tales: A Brief Illustrated History Of Barrel-Aging Spirits And Beer

From the Romans to modern mixologists
Mar 27, 2014 9:00 am

The food world is the midst of barrel-aging hysteria. Creative chefs and artisans are placing things like tea, mustard, maple syrup, bitters and hot sauce in casks — allowing nature to do its thing (for a day to a year), with the final result a little bit of culinary bliss. Of course, barrel aging is nothing new, especially in the world of beer and spirits. With that, we wanted to offer a brief history, with a few twists and turns at the end.

32 Independent Craft Distillers You Need To Know Right Now

Small batch isn't just a buzz word. It's the now.
Mar 24, 2014 2:20 pm

It’s Craft Beer & Spirits Week at Food Republic, which has us taking a close look at the small producers of fine potables around the United States. We can’t write long about all of these producers. But we wanted to call out some of our favorites craft spirits makers — as decided on by our editors and regular spirits writers — for the next time you are sitting at the bar or standing in your neighborhood bottle shop in need of inspiration.

Beet-Infused Gin Cocktail Recipe

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.

Tanqueray Hot Cider Recipe

A juniper-infused twist on a cold weather classic
Feb 9, 2014 12:00 pm

This classic wintry warming cup is updated with the addition of a London dry gin. The orchard fruit and mellow spices complement the bold juniper-forward flavor of the spirit. The recipe, after the jump.

Not Just For Bourbon: 8 Barrel-Aged Food Products, And How To Buy Them

Pickles, gin, hot sauce, tea, mustard
Jan 7, 2014 11:00 am

Why relegate only bourbon and wine to the barrel when so many other products benefit from spending some time ensconced in oak? All across the country, people are starting to utilize the barrel for everything from vanilla to pickles to gin. Read on.


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