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In Search of the Ultimate Daiquiri

PUNCH

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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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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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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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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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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The Paloma Is the Ultimate Batched Cocktail

VinePair

My daughter Ellie turned four in the first days of the pandemic, which meant we couldn’t exactly hold a party for her. (Some of her friends drove by our house in a car and waved, which was as sad as it sounds.) By the next year, however, the vaccine was on the way and people were a little more relaxed about getting together. We wanted to make up for a lost year, so we held a big bash in Prospect Park for her friends and their parents.

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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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Did Delmonico’s Actually Steal Pillars From the Ruins of Pompeii?

VinePair

With almost two centuries of service under its belt, iconic New York steakhouse Delmonico’s boasts its fair share of connections to the past. Swiss immigrants and brothers Giovanni and Pietro Delmonico first opened the establishment in 1827 as a pastry shop focused on cakes and fine wines, but the concept evolved into a high-end restaurant in 1831. By 1837, the institution had found its current home at the intersection of Beaver and William Streets in the Financial District.

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Uncle Nearest Acquiring Square One Organic Spirits

Cheers

Whiskey brand Uncle Nearest continues to branch out: The Shelbywille, TN-based company announced on May 21 that it was acquiring Square One Organic Spirits , maker of the first organic rye vodka brand. Under the new partnership, Square One will maintain its commitment to farm-to-glass production and will introduce a new line of organic, gluten-free options designed to appeal to a broader consumer base, the company says.

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The VinePair Podcast: The Future of Tequila With GALLO’s Britt West

VinePair

Can tequila’s meteoric rise be stopped? In the past 20 years, total sales of tequila and mezcal have grown nearly 300 percent. As the unofficial start of tequila season kicks off, we’ve got some questions about what the future holds for this agave darling. And who better to look into the crystal ball than Britt West, executive vice president and general manager of spirits at GALLO?

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“It’s just the next step in a long process” – why beverage alcohol shouldn’t fear US marijuana reclassification

Just Drinks

Biden’s plans to reclassify marijuana as a less addictive drug isn’t expected to ramp-up cannabis use and significantly threaten alcohol.

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Why Bartender Janice Bailon’s Paloma Is ‘Thinking Pink!’

VinePair

According to Janice Bailon, head bartender at Latin American restaurant Leyenda in Brooklyn, creating an excellent cocktail starts with a clear intention. When she gets started on a new recipe, she asks, “Where do I want this to be? What do I want it to convey? What’s the storyline?” “For me, creating a story around cocktail creation is really important,” she says.

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Delicious Red Hot Shots Taste a Lot Like Cinnamon Candy

Mix That Drink

How about a shot drink that tastes just like Red Hot candies? That's the Red Hot Shot. An absolutely delicious little drink that's bursting with that cinnamon flavor.

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The Story Behind Bartender Armando Cortes’ Globally-Inspired Paloma Ona

VinePair

When creating a new cocktail recipe, Armando Cortes follows the Golden Rule: “I think about what I would like to drink,” he says. “One day, I was thinking, ‘If only I had this cocktail… If I saw this on a menu, I would order this drink.’ And then I thought, ‘Wait, I’m a bartender, I can make it on my own!’” Armando Cortes It’s unclear what the bartender who made the first Paloma was thinking since it’s up for (lively) debate who that bartender was.

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In data: global beer sales value continues to outpace volume

Just Drinks

Premiumisation in beer is set to continue as global beer value outpaces volume, according to analysis by GlobalData.

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Americans Consume 818 Hot Dogs Every Second (and 5 More Barely Believable Wiener Facts)

VinePair

We’re now in peak wiener season, folks. Hot dogs are a beloved pastime found at backyard barbecues, picnics, and even cocktail bars across the country. It’s evident that Americans love these tubular meat treats — even though their buns are sold in a pretty annoying way — and the numbers back it up. Believe it or not, the U.S. has a National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), and it graciously consolidated America’s consumption stats using sales data from supermarkets and major league ballparks

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28 Fabulous Pride Cocktails for Your Parties

Mix That Drink

Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and honors the progress made towards equality and acceptance. As we come together to show our pride, why not enjoy some festive, colorful cocktails that capture the spirit of the occasion?

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Do You Even Paloma? The Many Origins and Identities of the Do-It-All Drink

VinePair

Lulú Martínez Ojeda, winemaker at Bruma Valle de Guadalupe , is adamant that anything in the glass besides tequila , grapefruit soda, and ice absolutely kills the spirit of the drink. “I feel like we’re betraying what a Paloma should be,” she says from the office of her winery, articulating her stance that any attempt to update or riff on the Paloma’s fast-and-easy highball format misses the point of the cocktail entirely.

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The Refreshingly British Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

Mix That Drink

It's like a sangria, but less sweet. The key to a perfect Pimm's Cup is the balance between the botanical, herbal notes of the Pimm's No. 1 Cup and the bright, effervescent lemonade or ginger ale.

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Taplines: The Inside Story of ‘Black Is Beautiful’ Stout, One of the Biggest Cause Beers Ever Brewed

VinePair

In the early months of the pandemic, Marcus Baskerville was working as the head brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing Company, the brewery he co-founded in San Antonio, when a police officer five states away murdered George Floyd. Marcus, who would go on to become a founding member of the National Black Brewers Association , had an idea to galvanize the industry and raise money for police brutality reform.

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Are heritage grains a nod to the past or sign of the future?

Just Drinks

Heritage grains are by definition not new but use in distillation is potentially opening up different flavours and paths for innovation.

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Founders All Day IPA Gets a New Look

Cheers

Founders All Day IPA, originally launched in 2009 and today one of the leading craft beers , has undergone a rebranding. This is the product’s first brand refresh since 2011. Updating the look and feel of All Day — a fan-favorite which now makes up 50% of Founders’ production volume — was a two-year process. The new branding still features design notes recognized by fans (like the Woody Wagon) while providing more color and simplicity, the company says.

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Review: Brockmans Agave Cut Spirit Drink

Drinkhacker

London-based Brockmans makes a workable gin which it’s dubbed “ Intensely Smooth ,” and for its next trick it’s turning to our old friend tequila for inspiration. Brockmans Agave Cut is built on a backbone of “agave spirit” made in Jalisco, Mexico — which presumably is not tequila because of some aspect of its distillation and/or the fact that it was shipped off to Britain to be turned into something entirely different.

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15 Ways Restaurant Inventory Management Software Saves You Time

Sculpture Hospitality

Even if you’re a total rockstar restaurateur, whipping up culinary masterpieces and keeping your customers happy - there’s probably one thing you wish you had more of… time.

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Review: Vermouth by Evie

Drinkhacker

Evie likes her martinis and she likes them dirty. To that point: Vermouth by Evie (which is part of the Veso drinks company) has the brine built right in. Served solo, the impact is less powerful than you might expect. The product slightly blurs the line between a dry and a bianco vermouth, offering a hint of sweetness that helps temper the herbal notes in the experience.

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The Macallan Collaborates With & Emeli Sandé & David Tennant To Celebrate 200 Years Young

The Whiskey Wash

Credit: The Macallan As The Macallan celebrates 200 Years Young in its bicentenary year, the brand has collaborated with two famous scots, David Tennant and Emeli Sandé. The partnership has culminated in the creation of a new song and music video that reflects The Macallan ’s legacy. The Macallan x Emeli Sandé, “Roots” The song, called “Roots” was written by Sandé, who grew up in Aberdeenshire and therefore “shares the brand’s deep affinity with nature and legacy.

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Mírate’s Paloma Is a Revelation

VinePair

As beverage director of acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant and agave bar Mírate , Max Reis has had plenty to smile about — and the man smiles a lot. The venue, co-owned by restaurateur Matthew Egan and chef Joshua Gil, landed on North America’s 50 Best Bar list in April. Last fall, VinePair’s Next Wave Awards crowned the venue Food and Beverage Program of the Year.

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A Hot Dog Cocktail in Brooklyn

Cheers

LilliStar , the rooftop bar atop Brooklyn’s Moxy Williamsburg, is taking the savory drink trend into summer with its Hot Doggin’ It cocktail. Created by Christine Wiseman, global beverage director for Bar Lab Hospitality and North America’s 50 Best Bars Bartenders’ Bartender 2023, the beefy beverage evokes the nostalgic flavors of an American classic.

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Uncle Nearest acquires Square One Organic Spirits

Drinks International

US-based whiskey brand Uncle Nearest has announced the acquisition of Square One Organic Spirits.

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24 Festive Memorial Day Cocktails

Mix That Drink

If your Memorial Day weekend is going to include a barbecue, party or other get-together, you can complete your celebration with some delicious cocktails.

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Court directs to fix limit on serving liquor at bars

Spiritz

A Maharashtra state local court has directed the pub and bar operators to decide a limit on how much liquor should be served to their customers as some of their customers may use their own vehicles to drive back home afterwards. Court direction came during a hearing of the luxury car accident case involving a 17-year-old boy that claimed the lives of two persons in the early hours of Sunday.

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“The trend was to distil vodka beyond recognition. That’s changed” – Altamura Distilleries on how vodka can still prosper

Just Drinks

Altamura Distilleries' MD believes its vodka can carve out a foothold across markets with a focus on the “terroir” of its wheat-based spirit.

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Spreading Magic Moments

Spiritz

In the fiscal year 2024, Radico Khaitan Limited’s Magic Moments Vodka soared past expectations, selling over 6 million cases,amounting to sales worth Rs 1000 crores. This marks a remarkable growth for Magic Moments Vodka as compared to its previous fiscal year's sales of 5.2 million cases. The brand reports an impressive 25 percent sales value growth as compared to the previous year.

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“Swinging into South Carolina” RecNation Marks Milestone: Completes 60th Acquisition and Expands into 7th State in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

PubClub

RecNation Reaches New Heights: Completes 60th Acquisition and Expands into 7th State! DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– RecNation Storage (“RecNation” or the “Company”), – RecNation, the largest owner, operator, and developer of specialized recreation vehicle (RV) and Boat storage facilities in the country, is thrilled to announce its monumental achievement of completing its 60th acquisition and expanding into its 7th state in South Carolina.

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It is raining awards with Malhar

Spiritz

The Malhar range of craft gins from John Distilleries Ltd (JDL) is winning accolades in the global arena. At the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition USA, Malhar Citrus Indian Craft Gin was awarded the gold medal, while the Malhar Classic Dry Indian Craft Gin bagged the bronze medal. This was followed by two awards won at the American Distilling Institute’s 2024 International Spirits Competition held last week where Malhar Classic Dry Indian Craft Gin won the silver medal and the M

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