How do you describe vodka? Jason Wilson spent 8+ hours in the Swedish Embassy, along with Absolut, Grant Achatz and two dozen bartenders asking this question. The answer?
An exclusive first review of The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters, from the German company that attempts to replicate what a creole cuisine influenced bitters from the nineteenth century might have tasted like.
20 of the country's best bartenders share some innovative recipes for new drinks and classic cocktails.
Designed for beer geeks by beer geeks, 33 Beers is a beer journal that provides an easy way to record tasting notes in a small, convenient notebook format.
Whipahol is delicious flavored whipped cream with a kick.
Design your own Newcastle label for a chance to boast your awesomeness in every bar and liquor store that carries it.
The Vipera. Herradura Silver Tequila infused with pears and Granny Smith apples is the foundation for this award-winning drink.
Chicago's The Violet Hour and their cocktail Romeo & Juliet both reviewed by Alex The Host.
SLOSHED! makes the slightly reconfigured Sparkling Ginger Daisy for the Spice & Ice virtual cocktail party.
The classic Metropole cocktail and the colorful history of its birthplace, the Metropole Hotel in NY.
Dr. Bamboo joins a virtual cocktail party and makes drinks with "dragon" in their names.
Eccentric Blood and Sand Cocktail at Science of Drink Blog. This concoction is not not for whimps.
Microdistillers, moonshiners, and a recipe for the White Manhattan in the Washington Post.
My friends at Savvy Housekeeping share a beer-making recipe for a clone of Lagunitas Brown Shugga ale ~ a hoppy, 10% beer. It is super delicious!
Jeff Berry week at RumDood.com continues with the Beachbum's original cocktail, the Miehana.
The first step in making Zacapa rum is harvesting the sugar cane from fields in Guatemala.
Magic Hat's spring lager, Vinyl, is an amber lager, not gold. Label designed by Phish-aphiliate Jim Pollock.
Limoncello. An Italian lemon cordial. The ingredients are the easy part. Waiting for it to be ready is the tougher part.
The Old Pal cocktail - old, simple and interesting cocktail with Campari.
Imbibe Magazine presents the Benton Park Swizzle, a riff on the classic Queen's Park Swizzle that uses Frenet Branca instead of Angostura bitters.
Chow shares the Satsuma Mojito by Chochon's Donald Link. There's a whole satsuma orange in there. Yum!
David Lebovitz makes me ready to go back to France with with tales of the Cahors wine region and its thick, dark malbecs.
Cheater Ingredients that can fix nearly any cocktail mishap - and a recipe for the Count's Watch.
Basil Martini. Wierdly good.
Aphrodope Elixir is a newly launched liqueur from Australia that claims to be the first real aphrodisiac in a bottle. Made with herbs, berries and seeds that are known to stimulate the libido.
Both the limited edition Absolut Los Angeles and the new permanent flavor Absolut Berri Acai contain pomegranate, blueberry, and acai flavors. Are they the same flavor or different?
Designer Philipp Plein makes a skull with Swarovski for Absolut Vodka limited edition
A helpful roundup of the essential tools you need for the ideal home bar. Dig the jigger from CB2!
The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail is an awesome must-taste and must-love-forever cocktail at the Science of Drink blog now. Great aperitif for real connoisseurs.
Love this simple and pretty white sangria by Lisa Marietta Gianotti
Barbacoa Cocktail with mezcal and ginger, spiced with chipotle, for a colorful, smoky-flavored drink.
A twist on the Suck UK key ~ lovely skeleton key bottle openers!
Take a look at these brilliant label designs for wine bottles created using only a single sheet of white paper ......
Trader Tiki's Exotic Syrups now available. Blair's gone pro with a line of delicious syrups. now featuring Orgeat, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Don's Mix!
Befuddled by Boston shakers? The Kitchn provides a step-by-step tutorial on mixing like a pro.
Lemon Meringue Pie cocktail from the Carneros Bistro in Sonoma CA. Limoncello di Sonoma, Absolute Vanilla Vodka, fresh lemon, agave and a meringue cookie.
The infused spirits in this photo are legal. But are your favorite bartenders breaking the law by making their own infusions? California's Alcoholic Beverage Control says yes.
Dr. Bamboo picked up a little booze knowledge during the last year or so.
Ernest Hemingway's recipe for Absinthe Champagne with St George Absinthe Verte!
Herbsaint is going back to the original formula and label! It had been toned down due to absinthe-importing restrictions. NY Times says it will be available in a couple days.
Here are ten cocktails matched to the Best Picture nominees.
A look at some variations of the Brooklyn cocktail, including Vincenzo Errico’s Red Hook that started the trend and drinks inspired by the Red Hook like the Greenpoint and Bensonhurst.
Beautiful Japanese traditional barrel design champagne cooler.
Some cocktails with "beautiful green liqueur" :) Excellent stuff for summer, cocktail novice.
The Lemon Drop is NOT just a girly drink when perfectly made. And this one most definitely is not girly!
What was the most popular and least intuitive ingredient at the 42Below Vodka competition in San Francisco? Fennel.