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• Medicinal Mixology: Cocktails Treat Symptoms. Doctor’s orders.

Medicinal Mixology: Cocktails Treat Symptoms. Doctor’s orders.

These boozy drinks might just help you with that cough of yours. “We’re serving cocktails that allow the well-heeled crowd to ingest medicinal ingredients in ways they like,” says mixologist Neal Bodenheimer, co-owner of the aptly named Cure in New Orleans. A 2010 University of Texas study showed that one to two drinks a day […]

• 5 Garden-Inspired Vegetable Cocktails

5 Garden-Inspired Vegetable Cocktails

Would you like your vegetables shaken or stirred? June 20 marks the first day of summer, and there’s no better way to kick off the season than with a garden-inspired cocktail. Cocktail purists should not be alarmed — these garden vegetable cocktails are guaranteed to outshine any traditional mojito, both in flavor and appearance. Don’t […]

• How cocktails happen

How cocktails happen

Occasionally, misguided people ask why there’s a booze column in a newspaper section called Food. To people who don’t drink cocktails, there’s the false sense that drinks aren’t really, you know, “culinary” in the way, say, pickling or grilling or sous-vide-ing stuff might be. I’m always quick to point out that cocktails are one of […]

• Ever Had A Cement Mixer? Most Disgusting Cocktail Shooters Ever

Ever Had A Cement Mixer? Most Disgusting Cocktail Shooters Ever

Elementary school lunchrooms across the country are filled with kids creating bizarre mixtures and daring one another to drink them. Everything from chocolate milk to spaghetti sauce ends up in glasses with other ingredients featuring horrific textures and even worse flavors. But with the right combo of double dog dares and cookie bribes, these vile […]

• Women bring inspired creativity to the L.A. craft cocktail movement

Women bring inspired creativity to the L.A. craft cocktail movement

In L.A.’s mixology scene, where culinary skills and creativity are rewarded, female bartenders are shaking up the status quo. The soul of the electric-green apple martini has been shaken, not stirred. The same holds true for traditional gender roles in the city’s bars. The craft cocktail movement of the last four years has been something […]

• It's Official: Barrel Aged Cocktails A New Trend

It's Official: Barrel Aged Cocktails A New Trend

Portland’s Jeffrey Morgenthaler adds a non-tangible ingredient to mixology’s growing arsenal of tools. The surprising result: Even cocktails get better with age. You’ve worked on a spirit-forward cocktail recipe day in and day out for months. What’s the missing ingredient? Maybe it’s one that you can’t place inside the glass. Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s ground-breaking innovation — […]

• Are you ready for "savory carnivorous cocktails" aka "meat cocktails"?

Are you ready for "savory carnivorous cocktails" aka "meat cocktails"?

Ever had the urge to drink a liquified Double Down? Well, this is as close as you’re going to get. Flor de Caña rum recently gathered some brave press folk in midtown for a liquid lunch, or as they put it, “savory carnivorous cocktails that invoke meat lovers favorite meals.” We stayed a safe distance, […]

• The "friendly" great debate: classics vs. molecular mixology

The "friendly" great debate: classics vs. molecular mixology

Generally, there is an understanding that “keeping it simple and keeping it fresh” is a sure way to honor the classics and keep caloric counts low in our cocktails (there is a health movement going on, after all!). However, some bartenders believe in a more complex, layered approach to cocktail creations. From my research, these bartenders […]

• Eat your booze…a new way to ingest your ABV

Eat your booze…a new way to ingest your ABV

Cocktail Alternative: Booze-Soaked Fruit Skewers. They’re like a cocktail and an appetizer rolled into one.  So easy to make even a monkey could do it.