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5 Ways Craft Distillers Are Unearthing Old Recipes For The Good Of Mankind

Sweet, bitter and herbal elixirs...from the past
Apr 10, 2014 2:30 pm

If you have an old-timey palate, but a passion for local booze, keep an eye out for these sweet, bitter and herbal elixirs inspired by Old World recipes, but made right here in the U.S. of A.

Persimmon Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Persimmon works just about perfectly with bubbly
Mar 26, 2014 3:00 pm

It’s not always easy to find persimmons here in the U.S., but they’re worth seeking out at the specialty grocery stores where they tend to pop up. And when you do find it, it's just about perfect for a cocktail.

Swedish Swizzle: How A Bartender Was Blown Away By The Craft Cocktails In Sweden

Hinoki and the Bird's barman reports on his trip
Mar 11, 2014 4:00 pm

My recent trip to Sweden marked the first time I crossed the Atlantic Ocean. I split my time between the town of Bonäs – which is four hours northwest of Stockholm along Orsa Lake – and Stockholm. I learned a lot about the country's strong culinary scene, and even more about its cocktails.

Bourbon Sure Don't Have To Come From Kentucky. Here Are 7 Out Of State Bottles.

Brown stuff from Utah, Colorado and New York? Yes.
Mar 6, 2014 2:01 pm

It’s the brownest of the brown liquors. Sweet, stiff bourbon. Ask any proud Kentuckian and they’ll tell you the real stuff must come from the heart of the Bluegrass State. And, indeed, Kentucky makes more than 95% of the country’s bourbon. But legally, bourbon doesn’t have to hail from Kentucky. To be called bourbon, a spirit must be made in America, from at least 51% corn and be aged in new, charred oak barrels. A growing number of small distilleries around the country are taking a stab at crafting the spirit.

The Highs And Lows Of The Recent Cider Summit In Chicago

A report from the annual celebration
Feb 18, 2014 2:00 pm

Over the past few years, numerous articles have celebrated how Americans are once again producing hard cider — a practice that was once commonplace, then all but disappeared after apple orchards were left to rot during the dry years of Prohibition. A report from the annual Cider Summit in Chicago, after the jump.

Tanqueray Hot Cider Recipe

A juniper-infused twist on a cold weather classic
Feb 9, 2014 12:00 pm

This classic wintry warming cup is updated with the addition of a London dry gin. The orchard fruit and mellow spices complement the bold juniper-forward flavor of the spirit. The recipe, after the jump.

Spicy Bloody Mary Mix Recipe

A better, homemade version of V8. Just add vodka.
Feb 7, 2014 12:00 pm

As adults, there’s pretty much only one reason to keep tomato juice on hand: everyone’s favorite brunch drink, the Bloody Mary. This juice makes the best Bloody you’ll ever sip. The recipe, after the jump.

Cocktail Project: Winter Milk Punch

Bourbon, dark rum, citrus and milk. It works.
Feb 5, 2014 5:30 pm
Photo: Jonathan Meter

This recipe will make quite a bit of punch, so there's an excuse to invite some friends over to enjoy and few glasses and a game of Uno. OK you can skip the Uno. Not the punch.


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