Warning: Use of undefined constant style - assumed 'style' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/boozenews.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/boozenews/functions.php on line 244

Tag Archives: Manhattan

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at The Lincoln in Venice

“a woman walks into a bar…” at The Lincoln in Venice

Walking into The Lincoln, you may think you stepped into a time machine and found yourself in a cool bar in someone’s garage back in the 40’s. Well, a nicely cleaned up garage because The Lincoln is meticulously recreated with old-timey design elements like salvaged wood, authentic industrial and automotive accents like stools made from […]

• 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 […]

• You Can Now Ask Google How to Make Cocktails

You Can Now Ask Google How to Make Cocktails

Google announced a new addition to its Knowledge Graph this morning, adding cards that walk through the recipes for various cocktails. The cards break down the “main alcohol” for each cocktail alongside standard garnishes and recommended glassware. Recipes for food (“how to make meatloaf”) have been part of the Knowledge Graph for some time, but […]

• Supermarket Wine: It’s Come a Long Way, Baby

Supermarket Wine: It’s Come a Long Way, Baby

SIBLINGS COMMONLY hold differing views, and my sister Arian and I are no exception to this particular rule. But we are probably furthest apart when it comes to the way we shop for wine. While I buy mainly from small- and medium-size wine merchants in New York and New Jersey, Arian, a resident of suburban […]

• Worst Cocktails Ever. What Are Yours?

Worst Cocktails Ever. What Are Yours?

Some cocktails are classics that will never go out of style. The gin martini. Dirty. A Manhattan. Others are like frosted tips or acid washed genes—fads that don’t withstand the test of time. Look back on drinking a Jager Bomb a few years after college and you might wonder what in the hell you were […]

• Answer to the eternal question: Stir a cocktail or shake it?

Answer to the eternal question: Stir a cocktail or shake it?

And that’s why James Bond is a secret agent instead of a bartender. “It is rarely wrong to stir a drink, but often wrong to shake it.” On the most recent episode of “The Cocktail Spirit” on the Small Screen Network, mixology expert and historian Robert Hess explains in no uncertain terms the correct circumstances […]

• What’s Old Is New Again. The Old-Fashioned Has A Two-Century Pedigree

What’s Old Is New Again. The Old-Fashioned Has A Two-Century Pedigree

Cocktails come in many forms today, but at their root, there’s a very simple formula: spirit, sugar, water, and bitters. In that sense, the Old-Fashioned is “in form the primordial cocktail,” writes Robert Simonson (pictured) in “The Old-Fashioned.” And while the Martini and the Manhattan, he writes, “have long been recognized as owning space atop […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” with multi-tasker, multi-talented Mimi Kennedy

“a woman walks into a bar…” with multi-tasker, multi-talented Mimi Kennedy

I’m going to meet Mimi Kennedy, actress, author, playwright and political activist. I’m exhausted just from writing all the things she does. And does them exceedingly well. Hey, she’s worked with Steven Soderbergh and Woody Allen among many other fabulous directors. In fact, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her remarkable career in […]

Read More

• Omni Hotels Boosts Sales By Getting Rid Of Fancy Cocktails

Omni Hotels Boosts Sales By Getting Rid Of Fancy Cocktails

A hotel chain has boosted cocktail sales 20% by simplifying the menu. Omni Hotels & Resorts spent years innovating a creative cocktail menu with elaborate ingredients and flourishes, Vice President David Morgan told Nation’s Restaurant News. But when the cocktails weren’t selling, the hotel chain began investigating and found two major problems. First, executives found […]

• The REAL Explorers Club Sues Diageo’s Johnnie Walker

The REAL Explorers Club Sues Diageo’s Johnnie Walker

Diageo is being sued by an explorers club, which counts Neil Armstrong among its members, over the naming of its exclusive Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club whisky range. The Explorers Club, which is based in Manhattan and whose members include Sir Ernest Shackleton and Buzz Aldrin, filed a lawsuit against Diageo’s Johnnie Walker on Friday for […]

• Time to make plans for Manhattan Cocktail Classic May 9-13

Time to make plans for Manhattan Cocktail Classic May 9-13

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, New York’s peerless multi-day celebration of cocktails and culture, today announces the fifth anniversary edition of the festival that will take place on May 9-13, 2014. The five-day festival will once again include the famed opening night Gala at The New York Public Library, dozens upon dozens of spirited events throughout […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Next Door Lounge in Hollywood

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Next Door Lounge in Hollywood

There’s some serious cocktailing going at at The Next Door Lounge. Zac Henry got his bartender stripes working his way up the Marriott hotel chain, an autodidact bartender who learned from the best, starting with JB Bandy who was responsible for training and choreographing the bartending sequences in the 1988 movie “Cocktail” starring Tom Cruise. […]

• At any age, Grüner Veltliner is among world’s great whites

At any age, Grüner Veltliner is among world’s great whites

Grüner Veltliner has been whipsawed by wine fashion. This white wine of Austria was a darling of sommeliers when it first arrived on U.S. shores, then suffered consumer fatigue after too many trite references to “gru-vee” reduced it to a marketing fad. But its adherents want us to rank grüner with the top white wines of […]

• Edgar M. Bronfman, Dead. Built a Bigger, More Elegant Seagram

Edgar M. Bronfman, Dead. Built a Bigger, More Elegant Seagram

Edgar M. Bronfman, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who as chairman of the Seagram Company expanded his family’s liquor-based empire and who as president of the World Jewish Congress championed the rights of Jews everywhere, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 84. His death, of natural causes, was confirmed by the […]