Drink Dogma demystifies American conceptions about mezcal -- Mexico's other, and arguably best, spirit.
Dos Hermanos report quite favorably indeed on "a new and 'secret' bar just opened in a former private dining room at London’s oldest restaurant, Rules."
You might think of the Midwest as being solidly in the beer-drinking camp, but the Kansas City Star reports hard cider is making a tasty comeback.
Girly Drinks offers up a Guava Daiquiri from the book "Calypso Coolers": Rum, guava, lime juice, and Cointreau.
Beefeater launched their new ultra-premium gin, 24, with a lot of pizzaz, but does it live up the hype? Jay Hepburn samples the gin and tries it in the Mar-tea-nez cocktail.
How can you afford imported wine with the dollar so weak? SF Chronicle offers interesting options to help you stretch your vino budget.
Slashfood samples Rhum Clement VSOP, an AOC Martinique aged rhum agricole, declaring the aroma "smooth, lush, and fragrant with vanilla and toffee, over an earthy, sensual base."
Swanky felt filigree trivets and coasters from Delight make any cocktail gathering a stylish party.
Looking for new excuses to use vanilla syrup and eyeing a bottle of Old Forester Repeal Bourbon, Kaiser Penguin invents the Hamelin Swizzle.
Serious Eats' Paul Clarke takes a closer look at Hayman's Old Tom Gin, "a lightly sweetened style ... [with] the richer, smoother mouth feel of the malty Genever-style gins."
The Waikiki Beachcomber from Science of Drink: "Strange creation of famous tiki-bartender Don Beach."
Carmel Apple Cider is the perfect fall drink: Vodka, butterscotch schnapps, and a splash of apple cider in a cinnamon-rimmed glass.
Museum of the American Cocktail invites us to a party celebrating legendary New Orleans restaurateurs Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan's new book, "In the Land of Cocktails".
Best Pinot Noir under $20: the latest in The Kitchn's ongoing series on affordable (and still good!) wine.
Searching for the perfect drink to toast election results, Camper English goes for the Chicago Fizz. And not just because of Obama's hometown...
The Intoxicologist cautions that -- if one is going to taste even the tiniest sample of $2,000 Highland Park 40-year-old single malt Scotch whisky -- it pays to be prepared.
Finally Lucid absinthe is getting easier to find. I fall in love badly with their bottle and with the poster they have for bars in their online store...
CB2's cheeky little wine bags for gift-giving feature six faux-review quotes printed in brushed silver foil.
LA Times shows you how to make café sua dá (iced Vietnamese coffee) at home, step by step.
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!