If spirits writers and apocalyptic cults are right and the world actually ends in 2012, it will be because of the new wave of flavored vodkas that evoke a stream of childhood memories.
If, as the CDC suggests in a new report, binge drinking leads to violence, spread of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, and risky behavior, then why am I doing just fine?
The cocktail as a culinary trend has not yet peaked. There are no longer 10 great drinks or 10 best bartenders; there are hundreds. But here, a handful to get you started in 2012.
Consider dark rum the great appeaser. It can be mixed and matched until you have a drink anybody in your family will be able to enjoy.
Before gin was gin, it was genever—the original, Dutch version. A gin-loving bartender on the history of a favorite spirit.
The Ubermensch, the Know-Nothing, the Cheapskate, and other types of reviewers to avoid in the dark alleys of Yelp
As the master of sonnets put it, alcohol improves desire, but hinders lovemaking. Unless you drink vermouth.
The food world is experimenting with the sweet, colorful liquid left in cereal bowls everywhere—but the trend isn't all that new
Too many drinks can make you forget—but that doesn't mean they're turning what's inside beer helmets everywhere to mush
Long cherished by perfume makers, ambergris, a substance produced by sperm whales, is musky, expensive, and the focus of a burgeoning cocktail trend
To usher in the new year, our bartender offers concrete proof that it's good to be a night owl—and not a teetotaler
As interest in mixology has surged, it has only become harder to distinguish oneself as a bartender. These 5 pros succeeded.
Our mixologist rails against his least favorite customers: pretentious, persnickety drinkers who can't make up their minds
Traditional mulled cider, apples or pears with sparkling wine and herbs, and a little-known drink that sounds like a summer beverage but is good year-round: the Sangaree
Eleanor Holmes Norton 1, Stephen Colbert 0. How the TV personality missed his chance to taste the fire known as Norton's Revenge.
A study suggests that a preference for sweet wine and Appletinis is genetic—and that fans shouldn't be discriminated against
An ode to the elegance and versatility of apple brandy, from a bartender who has been longing for the return of its season
This apple brandy-based drink is ideal for fall. Consume with or without a scarf.
Trendy cocktail bars are okay, but the best places for cocktails are just neighborhood joints that have been making them for years. So which spots are your favorites?
Bartenders don't just mix drinks. They also settle intellectual disputes—or at least they did before smartphones.