Tag Archives: New York City

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with Jeff Miller of Thrillist!

“a woman walks into a bar…” with Jeff Miller of Thrillist!

It’s dark down here! My eyes have to adjust so I can find teddy bear, Jeff Miller, Thrillist’s Senior City Editor for Los Angeles. I was curious about someone who is able to hit up all the very coolest places and go to the very coolest events likes to drink and Jeff, super nice human, […]

• How To Properly Use Jagermeister in Cocktails

How To Properly Use Jagermeister in Cocktails

As cocktails with Jagermeister begin to appear on cocktail menus around the country, some of us might be wondering how to make a proper jagermeister cocktail . Wonder no more. Grant Wheeler of The Garret in New York City and Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo, also in New York City, provided us with some […]

• Zac Posen on the 3 Bottles of Wine That Changed His Life

Zac Posen on the 3 Bottles of Wine That Changed His Life

A decade ago, a then young and relatively unknown designer named Zac Posen won the prestigious Ecco Domani fashion prize. For a fashion designer, the recognition is an imprimatur of excellence and an indicator of future success, and Posen most certainly has achieved both. Now, the 34-year-old is reuniting with the Northern Italian winery to release a limited-edition collaboration label for its Pinot […]

• The Birthplace of More Than 30 Famous Cocktails

The Birthplace of More Than 30 Famous Cocktails

Cocktails, like superheroes, need good origin stories. And just like comic nerds can recite the name of the secret program that gave Wolverine his adamantium claws (it’s the Weapon X program, by the way), booze nerds should be able to rattle off the creators of their favorite drinks. So, to help us all geek out […]

• Five Unheralded Early Pioneers of the American Bar

Five Unheralded Early Pioneers of the American Bar

“In 1862, Jerry Thomas famously published the first bartender’s guide. Sailor, Forty-Niner, artist, theatrical impresario, diamond-flashing sport-about-town—indeed, sport-about-America—and, of course, master mixologist, “the Professor,” as he is known, was the most famous bartender of his day and an establishing bar figure for the future. But he wasn’t America’s first celebrity bartender, nor did he invent […]

• The 50 Best Movie & TV Bartenders of All Time

The 50 Best Movie & TV Bartenders of All Time

We expect certain things out of bartenders. Maybe they’re your de facto therapists, doling out shots and life lessons in equal measure. Maybe they’re your wingmen, helping you navigate the waters of relationships. Or maybe, just maybe, they’re minions of Satan disguised in nice ties, ready to coerce you into murdering your family with an […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” Floating and Cocktailing in Hendrick’s Flying Cucumber

“a woman walks into a bar…” Floating and Cocktailing in Hendrick’s Flying Cucumber

Who would have thought? First of all, that I’d be flying in a blimp, but a Flying Cucumber? Let me tell you, it was pretty amazing. How much gin did it take to come up with this very cool promotion of flying around the country in a cucumber shaped blimp? I would love to have […]

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• How Pegu Club Forever Changed the Cocktail Game

How Pegu Club Forever Changed the Cocktail Game

The first time cocktail historian and booze-world icon David Wondrich walked into Pegu Club he bumped into Barnaby Conrad III, a San Francisco–based author of influential books on the martini and absinthe. “Okay, this is awesome,” Wondrich recalls thinking. “This is what’s supposed to happen at this kind of bar.” That was nearly 10 years […]

• Where’s The Next Classic Cocktail? Why Isn’t There One Already?

Where’s The Next Classic Cocktail? Why Isn’t There One Already?

We may love drinking them, but there hasn’t been a cocktail since the Cosmopolitan to have struck really big. What’s gone awry in the mixing? There’s something missing from the Great Cocktail Revival, something strangely and profoundly absent in the midst of an otherwise superabundant trend. To be sure, there’s no shortage of ambitious bartenders […]

• Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest to Host its Annual Culinary Classic in Los Angeles The largest annual Latin culinary destination event in the U.S. Taking place March 20-21, the 2015 Latin Food Fest Los Angeles includes Flavor of the Americas Dinner, Latin Food Expo, Chefs Night Out and Grande Tasting. Latin Food Fest (www.latinfoodfest.com) returns to California March […]

• Travel for wine! Wine festivals around country worth the trip

Travel for wine! Wine festivals around country worth the trip

What’s better than wine and travel? Wine as an excuse to travel. Below is a list of reasons to get out of Dodge (and a couple to keep you close to home). • Jan. 30-31 marks the 10th anniversary of Portland’s Seafood & Wine Festival. If Oregon wine and seafood is what you crave, you’ll […]

• Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Drizly, the Boston-based online alcohol delivery company, had inked a major deal with MillerCoors to cross-promote the delivery service. As part of the partnership, Drizly delivered cases of Miller Lite for free over the past weekend in four of its nine service cities. While the news of […]

• Jay Z gets into the booze business with a champagne deal

Jay Z gets into the booze business with a champagne deal

The rapper has purchased a stake in the Armand de Brignac brand. Rapper and entrepreneur Shawn “Jay Z” Carter has acquired a stake in a champagne brand that sells for $300 a pop, becoming the latest celebrity to enter the profitable and trendy business of alcoholic beverages. Jay Z has bought a stake in the […]

• This happened. A GoPro was strapped to a liquor bottle at a wedding

This happened. A GoPro was strapped to a liquor bottle at a wedding

For anyone who has been to a wedding – the coming together of two people deeply in love, on their special day, is actually all about sharing alcohol with friends and family. As this very accurate GoPro footage will attest. If this isn’t the right way to use a GoPro – you know, outside of […]

Classic Chianti – The Rodney Dangerfield Of Italian Wine

Classic Chianti – The Rodney Dangerfield Of Italian Wine

“So why is Chianti so unappreciated? Including my (Nick Passmore) pick of the ten best Chiantis. A few years ago I was talking to the sommelier of a high-end Italian restaurant in New York, and he complained that the hardest wine on his list to sell was Chianti. But why? He had no real explanation, and […]

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