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Bourbon Story Magazine Is Exactly What It Sounds Like. You'd So Read That.

Help fund a publication all about bourbon's boom
May 9, 2014 10:00 am

Eight generations ago, veteran journalist Michael Lindenberger's grandfather was a settler in Louisville, where Kentucky bourbon was born. His new project, Bourbon Story Magazine, celebrates bourbon's influence on American history, as well as how and why it ended up in rocks glasses all over the world. Show your favorite brown spirit how much you really love it.

Famed NYC 'Bottomless Brunches' Declared Illegal, Sunday Funday Doomed

State Liquor Authority is taking back the pitcher
Feb 26, 2014 1:30 pm

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.

Happy Hour: 5 Fall Cocktails We're Shaking Tonight

Cool seasonal cocktails for impending cold weather
Oct 19, 2012 5:01 pm

So happy hour now occurs as the sun is setting — all the more reason to enjoy a seasonal fall cocktail. Golden-brown spirits, sweet and spicy accents and apple notes wherever possible — this roundup has something for every imbiber fighting off Seasonal Affective Disorder with a sharpened swizzle stick. 

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.

Broadway's Alibi Cocktail

A brunch cocktail with carrot juice and tequila
May 20, 2012 1:01 pm
brunch cocktails
Photo: Hannah Newbery

We discovered the Broadway's Alibi last weekend at Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel — a bar and lounge that never fails to disappoint. Their mixologists concocted this cocktail to celebrate Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby, but after one sip it was clear that this is a new brunch classic you should definitely learn to make. 

5 Hot Spring Cocktail Trends

Here's what you should be drinking this season
May 11, 2012 1:01 pm

Fresh veggies, local berries, high-alcohol gin: These are a few of our favorite spring cocktail trends, just in time for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which kicks off tonight.

NYC: Speed Rack Finals Are Coming To Town

The bartending competition culminates tomorrow
May 9, 2012 1:01 pm

This Thursday, watch the best female bartenders in the business compete for the title of Miss Speed Rack USA in New York City — and eat great food while you're at it.

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.

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