For mixologists, the world of cocktails is about so much more than recipes, as these four books show.
Do you have what it takes to join the lowest of the low? Rule number one: ignore your customers.
This sweet wine isn't just for old ladies and cooking. Try it with bourbon in an aromatic cocktail.
It may be only a twist of lemon or a single olive, but it has to do more than just sit there.
From artisan ice to monk-made liqueurs, predictions for what will be big in craft bartending in the near future.
Patrons love to snack on the olives and orange wedges that go with cocktails. Why they should stop.
With the cooking show over for the season, the author ponders the future for mixologists on television.
The classic Scandinavian Christmas drink is warm and spicy, but be careful--it's very, very strong.
Repeal Day celebrates the overturning of the amendment that made drinking illegal in America. This year is a special anniversary.
One of the show's characters opened a bar that serves Prohibition-era drinks. Does that kill upscale cocktail places for everyone?
Holday-themed cocktails are of ten corny but if you really want one, the author has some advice.
Two cocktail-making methods battle for dominance: one traditional, the other innovative. Which is superior?
After meeting a talented mixologist in Japan, the author reflects on which country does it better.
The author visits a bartending mecca in Tokyo where there are cool cocktails and warm service.
Signature cocktails can be more trouble than they're worth. But if necessary, the author has some advice.
United States bartenders borrow from what might be the best cocktail city in the world: Tokyo.
Cachaça is the base of the country's signature caipirinha, but it can be used to make many other cocktails.
Two cocktails that earned their creators $1,000--and one that changed how Americans felt about vodka.
A list of five drinking trends from the 1980s that the author never wants to see again.
Bartenders use a variety of tools and techniques to make sure their drinks are mixed right.