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5 Boozy Halloween Punches To Pair With All That Candy

Balance out your sugar fix with these boozy punches
Oct 31, 2014 12:30 pm

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 1:00 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.

It's Like A Piña Colada, But With Pig's Blood

Chicago bartender so went there
Oct 22, 2014 10:00 am

Greater collaboration between the kitchen and bar has resulted in all sorts of interesting food-booze mashups in recent years. But, at Chicago’s Kinmont, bartender Jason Brown has taken the culinary-cocktail crossover to another level with one ingredient, in particular: pig’s blood. You can thank Warren Zevon and San Francisco's Chinatown for inspiring Brown's bloody concoction. More this way.

We Tasted All The New Polar Seltzer Flavors. And The "Winner" Is...

Hi-balls of vodka and crushed ice, everywhere!
Oct 10, 2014 9:00 am

Cult New England brand Polar seltzer stands alone in its longtime practice of releasing seasonal, limited edition and holiday flavors. I reviewed last year's summer seasonal flavors and decided that this carbonation witchcraft is right up my alley, dedicated lifelong seltzer addict that I am. But this new round takes the ambiguous term "natural flavoring" to a whole new level. Break out some ice and possibly some vodka, the winter 2014 candidates are in.

Here Are The 50 Best Bars In The World. 16 From The United States Made The Cut.

World's 50 Best list unveiled in London tonight
Oct 9, 2014 5:41 pm

Drinks International just announced the winners of the World's 50 Best Bar Awards at a ceremony in London, and the biggest change from last year's list is that more American bars are on it. New York City has always ranked highly, with PDT, Clover Club and Employees Only included as perennial favorites. Now, Seattle, Miami and Chicago boast entries to the prestigious group as well. Here it is, your 50 Best Bars.

5 Star Winemakers Of Languedoc-Roussillon

Two pros compare notes on southern French wines
Oct 8, 2014 2:00 pm

Food Republic's wine writer Chad Walsh teams with Pascaline Lepeltier, the Master Sommelier and somm at Rouge Tomate in NYC, to select five noteworthy wines from southern France's Languedoc-Rousillon region. 

Take A Closer Look At Languedoc Wines With Pascaline Lepeltier

The Master Sommelier steers us in scenic direction
Oct 8, 2014 2:00 pm

You can’t win titles like “Best Sommelier in the Loire Valley” or place runner-up in the national version without an exhaustive knowledge of individual appellations and their seeming endless, often minutely different, rules and specifications. It was no wonder than that Pascaline Lepeltier cinched the Master Sommelier exam here in the US, and I was excited to sit down with her to taste and chat at the Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon. 

7 Craft Coffee Liqueurs Worth Rethinking The Kahlua Move

Rethink the White Russian with buzzy new brands
Oct 7, 2014 1:00 pm

Craft distillers across the country are now encroaching on Kahlua turf, using natural ingredients and teaming up with local coffee roasters to produce rich-tasting artisanal hooch that recalls a well-made cup of Joe. Emma Janzen breaks down her favorites.

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