The Iconic Martini, Made Two Ways

A new take on the purest of American cocktails
May 1, 2015 1:00 pm

Dry, wet, dirty, stirred, shaken, gin, vodka, olives, onions or twist: The martini may be the most subjective of cocktails amongst patrons, and most feel that their preference is the only way the drink should be enjoyed. Iconic as it may be, I’ve personally never found the original especially compelling, which is why it’s refreshing to see a variation that features its gin backbone while also adding a unique blend of modifiers to bring out the best of the spirit’s flavor.

How Not To Screw Up A Martini

The perfect recipe, 18 years in the making
Feb 5, 2015 2:00 pm

Jeffrey Morgenthaler is Food Republic’s new contributing cocktail editor and the author of the occasional column Easy Drinking. Today he breaks down how he came to master the martini — both as a bartender and a drinker. 

7 Chocolate Recipes To Redeem The Fact You Forgot Valentine's Day

Forgot a gift? You can finish the day strong.
Feb 14, 2013 12:01 pm

Did you forget that today was Valentine’s Day? Probably not. Did you ignore the fact that today is Valentine’s Day? Possibly. And you may have just gotten yourself into trouble for that. But here’s the deal. You can redeem yourself by making one of these chocolate recipes. They are simple. And they are homemade man! That gets you some brownie points. Mmm, brownies.   

Let's Meet 5 Of The World's Greatest Drinkers Of All Time

Brilliant minds all share a favorite hobby
Nov 15, 2012 1:51 pm

Most of us consider ourselves pretty impressive when it comes to drinking. But what exactly makes a great drinker? Some well-known stories about your drinking habits and memorable quotes are good places to start. Here are five of my all-time favorite renowned drinkers, complete with their signature drinks and worthy quotes.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Ernest Hemingway's Drinking Habits

Was Papa's drinking embellished?
Oct 30, 2012 12:01 pm

You may have heard: Ernest Hemingway enjoyed a tipple or two. In fact, the iconic writer liked his drink so much that another writer, Philip Greene, was inspired to pen To Have and Have Another, a book about Hemingway’s drinking habits and the libations that wove their way into his works. His book answers, among other things, the burning question: was Papa really the boozehound he was so rumored to be? Read on.

Breaking News: James Bond Switches From Martinis to Heineken

Where's Bond now? On the side of a beer bottle.
Oct 15, 2012 4:31 pm

Heineken is the newest endorser of Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film! To honor the stylish secret agent, the brewing company has altered the look of their famous squat green bottles for the first time in 66 years. The updated look, called the "Star Bottle," is taller and slimmer with a grooved thumb grip for those of you who occasionally drop your weapon without being prompted.

The Martinez Cocktail Recipe

A classic that brought us the Martini
Oct 12, 2012 4:01 pm

Despite the country's rapidly growing taste for craft cocktails, the Martini still remains a top request for many patrons in restaurants. Though there is nothing wrong with a Martini, I've always been a much bigger fan of another classic and more complex cocktail that was actually the predecessor to what became today's Martini, the Martinez. Read on for the recipe.

Global James Bond Day Cocktails

Classic dry gin, Vesper and...whiskey?
Oct 5, 2012 5:01 pm

According to Simon Ford's recent column, "So You Want To Drink Like James Bond? Of Course You Do," throughout the course of the books, Bond drinks 35 martinis, 19 vodka and 16 gin. Bonus points to the first person who can tell us how many he's drunk over the course of the movies. To commemorate many great martinis, a few of our great ones.


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