Looking for a lighter alternative to eggnog this holiday season? Something rich and boozy and fragrant, but without the heaviness cream and eggs? How about this tasty new recipe made with whole milk, the Drambuie White Nail?
Looking for a new cocktail to serve this holiday season? Something equally good when served cold in a cocktail glass, or warm in a cup? How about the Autumn Spice, a drink that features the sweetness of fresh apple cider, the fresh tang of lemon, and the gentle, yet unmistakeably boozy and spicy kick of Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur?
Looking for a great gift bottle this holiday season? Something as lovely to look at as it is to drink? Maybe a bottle with a handcrafted touch? Or something a little retro? Or eye-catchingly new?
Here are 6 of my own suggestions for giftable booze with great packaging. (P.S.: I don't want you to think I'm just being superficial. Rest assured, the spirits inside the bottles are all pretty special too.)
Have you ever played around with the cocktail classics? Switched up the proportions of - or maybe added a little of this or that to - say a Martini, a Margarita, or a Daiquiri? I recently had a Manhattan mixed in a slightly different way. The flavor transformation was quite dramatic.
I’ve been big a fan of cocktail historian, Esquire drinks columnist, and memorable "The Colbert Report" guest, David Wondrich’s work ever since I first cracked open his James Beard Award-winning book IMBIBE! in 2007. And so I was especially keen to get my hands on his latest offering, PUNCH: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, which just released this week.
With the days growing shorter and cooler, I often feel like cozying up in the evenings with a glass of something contemplative and warming. Some of my picks for this time of year are smoky single-malt scotches, well-aged tequilas - and a new favorite around my house, Armagnac.
"Do you have a favorite bargain spirit? Something with a lower than average price tag that delivers great value every time?"
Back in July, I posed this question to 7 bar experts and a lively discussion ensued. Now that the weather's cooler and tastes are turning to darker spirits, it seems like the perfect time to tell you about my own personal pick: Old Overholt rye.
Single malt scotch, check. Bourbon, check. Bitters, check. I wasn't until very recently that I added Laird's applejack to the must-have list for my autumn home bar. Here's why I think it's worth squirreling away a bottle this fall:
Part of the fun of cocktails is all the colorful tales that come with them. Here's a very modern, very inspiring story I came across recently that goes with a tall, cool, summery sipper: the Scotland Yard.