Cathead Honeysuckle Blackberry Collins

Honeysuckle vodka makes an extra-tasty Collins
Mar 28, 2014 2:00 pm

If Charleston, SC's James Beard Award-winning Hominy Grill is serving local Cathead Vodka cocktails, you know that's what you want in your glass. Executive Chef David Uecke created this drink to showcase South Carolina's exceptionally sweet local blackberries.

Cathead Vodka Contains True Mississippi Spirit

A peek into Mississippi's first legal distillery
Mar 27, 2014 4:30 pm

While there are few places more famous for moonshining, the state of Mississippi has had just one legal distillery operation in the past century. Cathead Vodka was co-founded by a pair of college buddies with a longtime dream, who just a few years in 2010 ago pooled their knowledge of the liquor industry, bought a still and put the state back on the map of craft distillers. Their story (and blues recommendations) after the jump.

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.

Gift Guide: 27 White Spirits We Stand Behind

And where to buy the right bottle online
Dec 12, 2013 3:00 pm

When it comes to gift giving, it’s the thought that counts. And when that thought involves sharing a little holiday spirit with your fellow man, all the better. Be the most popular person at the holiday party this year by giving a bottle of something stiff, like vodka, gin or even mezcal.

The Harlem Apple Cocktail Recipe

Mix a vodka-apple juice cocktail for a great cause
Oct 23, 2013 4:30 pm
harlem apple cocktail

Friday night is NYC's annual Change Maker's Ball, a benefit for Self Help Africa, where the most popular invitee will surely be the Harlem Apple, the event's signature cocktail. It's for a great cause: SHA is one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to empowering rural Africa to achieve economic independence. Chef Nils Noren, working alongside the evening's honoree, Red Rooster chef Marcus Samuelsson, created this year's drink with fall in mind.

Absolut Gives Chicago Its Own Bottle Treatment

Windy City landmarks hit the vodka bottle
Oct 17, 2013 2:00 pm

We're not entirely sure where the inspiration for the notes of rosemary, thyme and green olives derives from, but Absulut Chicago hits all the city's iconic trademarks with its bottle design.

Fran├žois Thibault Came To NYC To Remind Everyone That Grey Goose Is Cool

The vodka master has a new biopic ad, old message
Oct 15, 2013 2:00 pm

Here, we sit down with the man who created Grey Goose vodka to discuss the highly creative new ad for the spirit, what he's doing in New York City to promote it, and how vodka can remain relevant in the new mixology-driven universe. All that and the short film-slash-ad, after the jump.

Friday Is National Vodka Day. Who The F*&K Cares About National Vodka Day?

Everyone's favorite fake holiday is not a favorite
Oct 3, 2013 2:00 pm

Tomorrow, October 4, is National Vodka Day. For tens of adult beverage lovers across this great nation it’s a day to celebrate a popular spirit, commemorate its history, and get hella wasted on that blandest of white spirits, mother vodka. Allow us to examine this special day.


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