NY Times says Brooklyn's new Char No. 4 "carries its obsession lightly, acting like a neighborhood bar that just happens to carry whiskeys."
A writer turns a column into a losing venture into a new drink: The Ginger Beat, a take-off on the Dark and Stormy.
Bevlog scours the government database for evil brands, deciding “It’s tough to top a skull and crossbones, as in the Irish Death Ale label.”
The Washington Post picks some inexpensive spirits to help keep afloat during the recession, ironically featuring the Millionaire cocktail.
Priced at an impressive £95,000, The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Diary has been designed exclusively for the brand by luxury stationer Aspinal of London.
The Art of Drink experiments with gingerbread liqueur, pairing it with Bourbon, Fino Sherry, and apple cider to create the Fameuse cocktail.
Wild Drink reports on a Smirnoff Black Barbers promotion running in Hugo Boss stores all over London. Gents get a wet shave from a pro barber, plus a Collins or Double Martini.
Sloshed! reviews ‘101 Champagne Cocktails’ and shares the recipe for the Bada Bing, which includes cherries, basil, lime, Plymouth gin, and Maraschino. And bubbly, of course.
Boarding Pass Wines ~ they really do jump right off the shelf... if you're a packaging junkie! The fonts and graphics were too fun not to buy and take pics of!
The NY Times Travel section spotlights Italy's increasingly serious craft beer scene in and around the northern cities of Torino and Milan.
Drink of the Week proposes you bring a little bit of the ‘Mad Men’ booze scene into your life with a stylish retro decanter for your bar.
Rick of Lyke to Drink pens an exhaustive article about presidential drinking habits for All About Beer magazine.
Red state or blue state, there will be many folks in a sickly-green state this morning. Luckily, Brandy Milk Punch is a great cure for hangovers... election-induced or otherwise.
The Intoxicologist raises a toast to the unsung hero of yesterday’s election, the Swing Voter: 4 parts vanilla vodka, 1 part grenadine and 1 part lemon juice, topped with ginger ale.
Vancouver’s Hopscotch festival – focusing on Scotch, whiskey and beer – runs November 11 to 16. Limited tickets are still available.
SpiritMeAway has the results of one election, Oval Vodka's search for their "Oval Office Cocktail"
Marc Praquin designed the gorgeous packaging for a special bottling of Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch.
Is there such thing as a perfect vodka martini? Intoxicologist samples Jean-Marc XO -- vodka made in copper Alambic stills in the Cognac region of France -- to find out.
Slashfood ponders The Can Grip, a plastic base and handle that snaps onto any standard beer can for "a stein-like quality that will surely make you the envy of all your friends."
Alabama bartender Lizzy Keister pours her “Slice of the Pie” cocktail, the winning drink in a recent Canadian Mist whiskey competition.
Drinkhacker reviews the core range of whiskys from The Glenlivet: the standard 12 year, the 15 Year French Oak Reserve, Nàdurra 16 Year, and Glenlivet 18 Year.
The Pink Lady is one of those sweet creamy drinks that the Tipsy Texan is shamefully fond of.
Just Drinks tells us that The Dalmore's 50-year-old limited edition launch will be available only in Portuguese crystal decanters. The whisky retails for £700 for a special, smaller-than-usual bottle.
Grub Street talks with bartender Jeff Galli at Char No. 4, a Carrol Gardens (NYC) whiskey bar from former Chanterelle sommelier Sean Josephs.
Pour yourself a cigarette: The UK's Daily Mail reports on a new fruit-flavored herbal drink called Liquid Smoking, which claims to deliver the same fix as cigarettes.
Beautifully boxed for gift giving, Williams-Sonoma's Vineyard glasses and decanter are screen printed with a design reminiscent of wine-barrel labels.
Le Mixeur shares a drink using Gingerbread Liqueur, memories of grandfather, and reveals the sordid origins of the Munat family name!
Where to get great deals on drinks after voting today in Washington, DC
San Francisco's Jackie Patterson wins the US national title in the Marie Brizard Cocktail Challenge with three new drinks: the Baby Doll, the Violet Hour, and the Silver Quinella.
Kashmiri Chai with pistachios and saffron
Parts 2 and 3 of the NOTCOT / Rachel’s cocktail collaboration: the White Flower Bramble, and the Sweet Revival.
The Kitchn offers their favorite recipes for homemade hot chocolate, including picks for best cocoa brands.
Celebrate election day with the honorable Ward Eight!
Beautiful concept design for Mockingbird Lager by Samantha Wiley. The bottle is opaque, except for the figure of the woman. Inside the caps, you'll find fortune cookie-esque messages.
Brazil's government has published legal guidelines insisting that a caipirinha must be made with cachaça, 1 percent crushed lime, and real sugar.
The Intoxicologist samples the new 2008 collection of ten Special Release bottlings from Diageo’s single malt Scotch and whisky collection.
Off the Presses makes an unsavory discovery in the food halls of London's Fortnum & Mason: Scorpion-infused vodka.
Drinkhacker reviews Jett vodka, infused with energy-drink staples like caffeine, guarana, and ginseng.
Kaiser Penguin experiments with the new (ri)1 whiskey and comes up with the Rhubarb & Rye.
Luxist gets the word on the third whiskey in Woodford's Master's Collection series. The 1838 Sweet Mash uses fresh yeast and water in place of the traditional sour mash.
Trader Tiki features an interview with Duke Carter, author of Tiki Quest, showing off his rather stupendous collection of collectible mugs.
Stench -- an Australian sparkling wine -- abandons all branding pretensions (and then some). Bevlog reports the line also includes Filth, Cheated, Vacant, and No Future.
Trader Tiki's Yellow Carvel, a tropical-style refresher featuring Drambuie.
Beefeater 24 -- the brand's new ultra-premium offering -- created by distiller Desmond Payne using a unique blend of rare teas and botanicals.
Foodist features an amazing account of Johnny Iuzzini and Dave Arnold demoing their two-man version of the Blue Blazer during Slow Drink Week (And, yes, his arm is on fire.)
Camper English reports on three older styles of gins recently made available for vintage cocktail aficionados: genever, aged gin, and Old Tom.