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Crowd-Pleasing Pitcher Drinks

Imbibe Magazine

With the warm weather ramping up, more outdoor gatherings—such as backyard barbecues, pool parties, and al fresco brunches—are on the horizon. Put that pitcher to good use with these warm-weather recipes that work swimmingly in large quantities. Black Rock Chiller In this simple batched cocktail, Branca Menta’s minty cooling power matches crisp tequila and earthy gentian liqueur.

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BREAKING: Lagunitas Chicago Production Facility to Shutter

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

According to reporting from Beer Business Daily as well as posts and stories across social media, Lagunitas announced plans today to close their massive Chicago production facility and taproom space on the city’s southwest side. The adjacent warehouse will remain in operation, with a few employees held over at that space, but otherwise the final day of operation at the Douglas Park facility will be August 1st.

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In Search of the Ultimate Daiquiri

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We asked 11 of America’s best bartenders to submit their finest recipe for the Daiquiri—then blind-tasted them all to find the best of the best.

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10 Martinis served at Nashville Bars for Martini Week

Chilled Magazine

It’s Martini Week ! This nationwide celebration invites Martini lovers to raise a glass in the spirit of building community. Participating bars and restaurants get to show off their original Martini recipes made with Junipero Gin, with each one sold contributing $2 to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence , a San Francisco-based non-profit organization of queer and trans nuns devoted to community service and activism, and other likeminded local organizations.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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The Battle For Boneflower: Meadery Co-Owners in Legal Dispute

Guys Drinking Beer

The co-founders of Boneflower Meadery are battling over control of one of the nation's best meaderies. Here's what we found out: The post The Battle For Boneflower: Meadery Co-Owners in Legal Dispute appeared first on Guys Drinking Beer.

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Niche Sports and Games Are Helping Breweries Score Big

Imbibe Magazine

One midnight during fall a couple of years ago, Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina, opened online sign-ups for its sand volleyball leagues. Teams could register at their leisure, maybe over morning coffees or evening beers. Instead, the night owls got the net: Every league slot vanished within 30 minutes, and the waiting list ballooned with players seeking to serve and spike on the three courts. “We couldn’t accommodate everybody that wanted to play,” says President

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Bring Back the Fox River

PUNCH

The Fox River, a forgotten Old-Fashioned cocktail recipe, makes a comeback as a stone fruit julep at Los Angeles restaurant Spago.

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The Chilled 100 Bartenders Celebrate Creativity by Crafting Original Cocktails Made with Plymouth Gin

Chilled Magazine

Once upon a time, in the quaint seaside town of Plymouth, there lived a man named James. James was a lover of adventure and a connoisseur of fine cocktails, particularly one named Devil’s Point Punch. This tantalizing concoction, made with Plymouth Gin and a blend of tropical fruits, had become James’s signature drink, a taste of paradise in every sip.

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5 insights Bar-i's Down to the Serving bar inventory system provides

Bar-i

This video blog showcases 5 specific details that the Pro version of our beverage inventory software provides. Most bars manage their bar performance based on liquor cost. Our level 3 approach to inventory yields insights that allow our clients to increase bar profits by 30% on average.

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The Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge Crowns a 2024 Global Bar Artist Champion

Imbibe Magazine

Following regional competitions around the world, ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto has named Esmerelda Castrogivanni of Sips Drinkery in Barcelona, Spain, the global winner of the 2024 Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge. The competition, now in its sixth edition, took place on May 12 at The Court in Rome, and challenged bartenders from across the globe to craft an original and unique aperitivo-style cocktail, inspired by any art form and using ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto.

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Meadery Battles + This Week's New Beer Labels

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Before we get started with this week’s labels, we’ve got a little bit of a scoop for you. The co-owners of northwest Indiana-based Boneflower Mead , one of the nation’s top-ranked meaderies, are doing battle in court over control of the business. As today’s story by GDB Steve notes, Boneflower co-founder Aaron Schavey filed suit against fellow co-founder Geoff Resney in Lake County Superior Court on Friday accusing his business partner of fraud, deception and draining bus

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What Exactly Is the Spanish Dive Bar Staple, Leche de Pantera?

PUNCH

Leche de Pantera, or Panther's Milk, is a Spanish cocktail made with gin and condensed milk that’s become a dive bar staple.

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Chilled 100 Bartenders Summertime Mixin’ with Highclere Castle Gin

Chilled Magazine

Our Chilled 100 Bartenders are always in for elevating their cocktail game. With the sophisticated charm of Highclere Castle Gin, inspired by the timeless elegance of Highclere Castle, the iconic setting of Downtown Abbey, this exquisite gin captures the essence of English heritage and summertime savoring in every sip. Give this original cocktail a mix.

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Radisson Sector 29, Gurugram promotes Bhupendra and Parul

Spiritz

Radisson Hotel Sector 29, Gurugram, proudly announces the promotion of Parul Trehan to the position of Learning and Development Manager; and Bhupendra Tomar to the position of Food and Beverage Manager, effective April 1, 2024. Parul Trehan, an English Honors graduate from Jaipur, started her remarkable career at the Heritage Hotel, owned by the Jaipur royal family.

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Drink of the Week: Cleto Chiarli “Vecchia Modena Premium” Lambrusco

Imbibe Magazine

Honestly, “it’s Tuesday” was reason enough to pop open a bottle of Lambrusco from the range I had recently received from historic Emilia-Romagna producer Cleto Chiarli. But the fact that it was a balmy, early summer evening, warm enough to have dinner the backyard, made it extra fitting. We threw together an impromptu charcuterie board and popped a bottle of the Vecchia Modena Premium.

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Kiefer Sutherland’s Red Bank Whisky Launches In The UK

The Whiskey Wash

Credit: ZAK KASSAR Canadian actor and musician, Kiefer Sutherland , has launched his brand Red Bank Whisky in the UK. The brand, founded by the actor along with Gary Briggs, Shawn Hiscott, and Rob Steele in 2022, the whisky is produced on Canada’s Atlantic Coast under the watchful eye of Master Blender, Michel Marcil. Red Bank Whisky is a careful blend of rye, corn, and wheat whiskies.

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Bring Back the Fox River

PUNCH

The Fox River, a forgotten Old-Fashioned cocktail recipe, makes a comeback as a stone fruit julep at Los Angeles restaurant Spago.

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That’s All Folks!

Chilled Magazine

Vegetal cocktails are all the rage this spring season as they are delicious as they are pretty. Try out the vibrant recipe below, courtesy of TJ Lynch; owner of Lowlife Bar & partner in Lost Isle & Mother’s Ruin NYC , Nashville , and Chicago ! Sherry That's All Folks! by TJ Lynch Ingredients.25 oz. Brown Butter* 1.5 oz. Aged Rum (Plantation Xaymaca or Appleton Reserve work well here) fat washed with.25 oz.

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Bacardi’s latest creation

Spiritz

Bacardi Global Travel Retail featured its blended Scotch whisky portfolio – Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old Stone Toasted at the 2024 TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition. The new expression is expected to launch this year, with a travel retail exclusive Discovery Pack of two expressions to feature exclusively with China Duty Free Group throughout May.

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The Glen Grant master distiller to retire

Drinks International

The Glen Grant has announced the retirement of master distiller Dennis Malcolm OBE, who will leave his role at the end of June, after a six-decade long career.

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The 10 Best White Sangria Recipes

VinePair

When thinking of Sangria, sweaty, fruit-loaded pitchers of red wine and ice likely come to mind. But while Red Sangria is undoubtedly more popular than White Sangria, the latter can be equally (if not more) delicious, and certainly deserves a space in your summer repertoire. Unlike its red counterpart, which is often packed with winter-friendly ingredients like citrus, apples, and baking spices, White Sangria tends to be lighter and more refreshing, its pale base better able to take on the flavo

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The Best Canned Wines Right Now

PUNCH

The 9 best canned wines to drink right now, including rosé, red, white, orange and sparkling wines, which are all ideal for summer.

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9 Martinis served at Nashville Bars for Martini Week

Chilled Magazine

It’s Martini Week ! This nationwide celebration invites Martini lovers to raise a glass in the spirit of building community. Participating bars and restaurants get to show off their original Martini recipes made with Junipero Gin, with each one sold contributing $2 to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence , a San Francisco-based non-profit organization of queer and trans nuns devoted to community service and activism, and other likeminded local organizations.

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Fast&Up releases Reload RTD

Spiritz

Fast&Up, an active nutrition brand, announced the launch of its latest innovation - Fast&Up Reload Ready-to-Drink. The new beverage is ideal for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone leading an active lifestyle. This new product offers a convenient and effective way to stay energised and maintain peak performance. Fast&Up Reload Ready-to-Drink features a scientifically balanced formula containing five essential electrolytes: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride.

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Book Review: The Tequila Ambassador Version Originale

Drinkhacker

Spirits enthusiasts are always on watch for the next trend in spirits. Whiskey and brandy have held international acclaim for eons, but could tequila be the next craze? The popularity and credibility of tequila as a premium spirit has been on the rise, thanks in large part to Tomas Estes. Estes passed in 2021 but served as the champion that tequila required.

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We Asked 11 Beer Pros: What’s the Most Underrated Macro Beer?

VinePair

While it seems like every state in the U.S. now has a selection of local microbreweries, there are still moments that call for a good old macro beer. You might find yourself in a dive bar or at a sports arena without a wide selection of craft brews, or you could end up at a party or tailgate where the hosts have opted to lean into a more affordable beer lineup.

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Upgrade Your Gimlet With This No-Cook Rhubarb Syrup

PUNCH

An easy rhubarb syrup transforms the Gimlet, Whiskey Sour, French 75 and other classic cocktails with fruit-forward spring flavor.

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Whiskey Review: Wenzel Whiskey Wheated #2

The Whiskey Wash

We review Wenzel Whiskey Wheated #2, a blend of two Georgia wheated bourbon barrels (both 6.5 years old) now owned by a Kentucky blender. (image via Wenzel Whiskey) Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whiskey from the brand. However, in accordance with our editorial policies , this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.

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Kerala introduces draft guidelines for alcobev sale

Spiritz

The Kerala government has introduced draft guidelines for the sale of alcobev products in restaurants located in tourist destinations across the state. Under the new guidelines, restaurants located in tourist spots in Kerala can apply for a three-month license to serve beer and wine along with a licence fee of Rs 1 lakh. Additionally, three-star hotels and resorts in tourist destinations in the state are also permitted to serve fresh toddy tapped from their premises.

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Review: Frank August Bourbon

Drinkhacker

Have you already heard of Frank August? Then you are at least a few steps ahead of this writer; I recently came across it at my brother’s house, where he’d brought a bottle home from BevMo strictly based on the staff recommendation. This usually incites an involuntary raising of eyebrows, but the bottle is sleek and gorgeous and it was hard to resist cracking it open to give it a once over for Drinkhacker.

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Austrian Winemaker Discovers 40,000-Year-Old Mammoth Bones in Cellar

VinePair

An Austrian winemaker made an unexpected discovery while renovating his wine cellar — and it wasn’t an old bottle of Blaufränkisch. According to a Wednesday press release from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), bones accidentally uncovered by Andreas Pernerstorfer have been confirmed as belonging to at least three different Stone Age mammoths.

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Diageo to trial paper packaging for Baileys cream liqueur

Just Drinks

Diageo is rolling out a paper packaging trial for its Irish cream liqueur brand Baileys, the group’s first consumer-facing paper-bottle test.

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Master mixologists reveal the secrets of cannabis drink recipes

Cocktail Whisperer

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and trees are back to swishing their leaves in the wind. It is official: summer is on the way. This means it’s time to fire up the grill and host cherished friends and family. For some, that means blending up some margs, and others may pull out the cannabis drinks. The easiest way to infuse a gathering is to grab some weed seltzers and call it a day, but some may want to shake up their own craft cocktail for the occasion.

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Hvar Croatia The Ultimate Travel Guide – Essential Things To Know About Hvar

PubClub

Two lovely ladies survey the cocktails menu at Hula-Hula bar in Hvar, Croatia. Photo: PubClub.com By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Travel Editor I am here to answer your basic questions about Hvar, Croatia. By the way, I am writing this article while in Hvar. Is Hvar Expensive? This is Hvar, Croatia as seen from the castle above the harbor. Photo: PubClub.com Small boats dot one of Hvar’s beautiful shorelines.

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Review: Anderson Valley Brewing Black Light

Drinkhacker

For just about forever, “light beer” was synonymous with a thin, pale, flavorless lager. California’s Anderson Valley Brewing Company challenges that with the launch of Black Light, a low-cal beer that pours as dark as any porter you’ve ever tasted. The brewery in Boonville makes Black Light with pale two-row, chocolate, midnight wheat, and black rice malts, hopping the mash with Northern Brewer hops.

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The 15 Best Mezcals for 2024

VinePair

Mezcal enthusiasts, of which there is a growing, occasionally dogmatic rank in the U.S., can reasonably argue that theirs is the ultimate spirit. Mezcal ’s mid-aughts adoption in cocktail culture helped breathe new life into familiar cocktails via simple riffs, and gifted drinkers with more than a handful of beloved modern classics. While those drinks rely on larger brands placed for that very use (like Del Maguey in the Naked & Famous ), the category is overwhelmingly made up of small to ti

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