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Fish & Game's Little Miss Muffet Cocktail Recipe

A mezcal drink that's perfect for the holidays
Dec 18, 2014 3:00 pm

As befits a seasonal restaurant, Fish & Game in Hudson, NY, publishes a quarterly newsletter that highlights the ingredients, the people and the ideas that influence the cooking and drinking that goes on in within its walls. The just-issued fall newsletter features a look at the F&G farm in nearby Claverack, a profile of the baker whose bread baskets are often a highlight of any meal there, and some tanatalizing recipes, including this earthy mezcal-based cocktail.

Seriously Dude, Buy A Punch Bowl Already

Why punch should be the focus this holiday season
Dec 18, 2014 10:00 am

Long before the cocktail was, well, a cocktail, there was punch. While the word “cocktail” was first mentioned in print in 1798 in London, punch had its first recipe mentioned in 1670. So just how has the big bowl that has become synonymous with insipid fruit juices and bad hooch evolved over the years? And why are we officially declaring it time for a punch comeback? Read on.

Fever-Tree Founders Stared Down Congolese Militants. Why? To Make A Good Tonic.

Starting any company is risky, just not like this
Dec 17, 2014 10:00 am

How far would you go for a decent gin and tonic? Many of us are prepared to splurge on good gin. And, a good number have figured out that good gin is a waste if it isn’t topped off with good tonic. It makes up three quarters of the drink, after all. But, few of us have trekked deep into central Africa on a quest for the perfect mixer to match our high-end hooch. For the founders of Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water, however, this bold mission made some sense.

Can An IV Drip Cure Your Hangover? We Put It To The Test.

The IV Doctor administers in-home treatments
Dec 4, 2014 9:00 am

Feeling hungover? Hey, we've been there. Many times. We've tried every reputed cure on the market, too, but no luck. Now, there's a new company that promises to fix that jittery, queasy, head-pounding, morning-after feeling, and quick. And, you don't even have to get out of bed. Intrepid "frat star" correspondent George Embiricos tests out the IV Doctor.

Maybe You Should Be Drinking More Port Wine

Wine Spectator names a Port as Wine of the Year
Nov 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Oenophile bible Wine Spectator has released its annual rankings, with Dow's Vintage Port 2011 earning the highest honor at No. 1. That's right, a Port. Chad Walsh ponders this unusual selection and why you should consider buying a bottle. Or two.

Why These Two Guys Are Changing The Crowded, Confusing Coconut Water Game

Harmless Harvest co-founder talks trends, science
Nov 18, 2014 10:00 am

You might think that there are too many coconut water brands out there and you just might be correct in believing that. You might think that they all taste about the same. And we agreed...until we sampled Harmless Harvest. So just why might you have not yet heard of the company that we claim is bottling the best stuff? We caught up with co-founder Justin Guilbert to discuss.

5 Boozy Halloween Punches To Pair With All That Candy

Balance out your sugar fix with these boozy punches
Oct 31, 2014 11:30 am

You haven’t lived until you have tried a real homemade punch. Not the stuff from your college days. As we head into one mighty fine drinking weekend that is Halloween (and the days that follow), we want to offer some punch recipes for your sipping pleasure. These are as follows.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Amaro, The Bitter Liqueur Of Your Dreams

Herbal liqueurs are growing in popularity
Oct 28, 2014 12:00 pm

You’ve swilled Negronis and sipped Fernet with the best of them, but there is more to amari than meets the aperitif. The European herbal liqueurs that span centuries of (dubious) health claims are as varied as the continent itself. Learn the bitter truths about these versatile spirits. Emily Saladino gives it to you straight.

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