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Master the Modern Classics

PUNCH

These modern classic cocktail recipes, from the Pornstar Martini to the White Negroni to the Penicillin, are worth a spot in your rotation.

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Where to Enjoy Vermouth Around the World

Imbibe Magazine

In our March/April 2024 issue , we explore all things vermouth, from its history to its different styles to which cocktails to make with it. But for those wondering where to go to enjoy vermouth, we put together this list of places around the world worth seeking out the next time La Hora del Vermut rolls around. Amor y Amargo (New York City) “Vermouth is squarely in our wheelhouse,” says beverage director Sother Teague.

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Forget Tequila-Soda. It’ll Be “Margarita Soda” For Me From Now On.

PUNCH

The Margarita Soda at New York City bar Hellbender is an upgrade to the tequila soda template. Here's the recipe for the refreshing cocktail.

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We Asked 11 Bartenders: What’s the Best New Tequila That’s Earned a Spot on Your Bar? (2024)

VinePair

Tequila is a liquid goldmine for the curious drinker, and every month seemingly delivers a cavalcade of new options to try at bars and liquor stores. Drop by your neighborhood bottle shop, and you may see a new blanco from a spunky, fresh-faced label looking to penetrate the market with new juice. You may also run into a reposado from a decades-old brand that finally landed American distribution.

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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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Arvind Kejriwal moves SC against HC ruling

Spiritz

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal has moved the country’s apex court against the Delhi High Court’s order rejecting his petition against his arrest in the liquor policy case. Dismissing his plea, the Delhi High Court had said that Kejriwal’s arrest in the money laundering case wasn’t in contravention of the applicable law, and the remand can’t be deemed illegal.

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Altamura Distilleries enters Australian market

Drinks International

Altamura Distilleries is set to launch into Australia this April, marking further expansion of the brand's global distribution, as it recently launched into India.

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Review: 2020 Mascota Vineyards Unanime Malbec

Drinkhacker

As a young child, my career aspirations fell squarely between replacing Tom Brookens at third base for the Detroit Tigers or Michael Anthony on bass for Van Halen. Sadly, neither came to fruition, however I am pleased and somewhat envious to report that the childhood dream of Master Winemaker Opi Sadler became a reality with the creation of Mascota Vineyards, at least according to the quote on the front of their web page.

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Kavalan debuts Master’s Select Reserves

Spiritz

Kavalan announced the launch of two exclusive whiskies for International Duty-Free. The first combines ex-Bourbon barrels and lightly peated STR casks and the second combines Port barriques with lightly peated STR casks. STR casks are treated using the Taiwanese distiller’s unique Shave-Toast-Rechar technique to unlock flavours hidden in the oak’s deep layers.

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Review: Sausalito Liquor Co. Marin Coastal Gin and Unsinkable Whiskeys

Drinkhacker

First, I love that a company in the 2020s named itself “Liquor Co.” Forget “Distilling” or “Spirits,” Sausalito Liquor Co. is kicking it old school. The California operation launched last year with three spirits, a gin, a bourbon, and a rye. Designed with northern California’s distinct flora in mind, “these spirits are meant to be enjoyed with just a few other simple ingredients in any glass you have handy and with good friends and family – no Ph.D

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Diageo India invests in agave spirit

Spiritz

Diageo India’s United Spirits has purchased a minority stake in Inspired Hospitality, which produces Indian agave spirit brand Maya Pistola. Diageo India recently received approval from its board to invest in Inspired Hospitality. With this investment, United Spirits said it aimed to strengthen its stake in the premium craft segment with an Indian provenance, which has seen good traction among local consumers.

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Whiskey Review: Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish 2024

The Whiskey Wash

We review Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish 2024, an eight-year-old MGP rye that’s been finished in former Hungarian Tokaji wine casks. (image via MGP) Editor’s Note: The party behind this whiskey gave us a review sample. Per our editorial policies , this in no way influenced the outcome of this review. Penelope Bourbon, founded in 2018, is a popular sourced American whiskey label originally named after founder Mike Paladini’s daughter.

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Sula announces acquisition of ND Wines

Spiritz

Sula Vineyards announced the acquisition of ND Wines, a winery in Nasik district, and the deal will close by the end of April 2024, the company’s exchange filing reads. Additionally, the company reported its highest-ever revenue in the March quarter and the financial year 2023-24, growing at 10 percent year-on-year (YoY) in both, the company said in the exchange filing.

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Drink Experiences: The Awakening in Miami

Cheers

Miami restaurants Mila , Baoli and Ava Mediterraegean have a specialty zero-waste cocktail called The Awakening on offer all this month. Created by head of mixology Manuel Zuluaga, the Daiquiri-inspired cocktail is a blend of Flor de Caña rum, renowned for its commitment to sustainable production and carbon neutrality, and repurposed Champagne cordial, giving new life to what was once flat Champagne.

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Choosing the Best Restaurant Inventory Software: What to Look For

Sculpture Hospitality

The restaurant hustle never sleeps, and neither do the challenges that come with it. As a restaurant manager, you’ve likely experienced your fair share of inaccurate inventory , inefficient processes, product waste, and potentially even lower-than-expected profit margins.

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Survey: Tequila Sales Keep Ticking Up in 2024

Cheers

As part of our ongoing tracking of the industry, the Beverage Information Group surveys our readers quarterly, collecting trends/sentiment data from distributors, on-premise and off-premise operators. The consumer obsession with agave spirits may be starting to level off slightly, but for our most recent study, conducted in January 2024, tequila is the category most impacting the business, both on- and off-premise.

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15 New Cocktail Books to add to your Home Bar

Steve the Bartender

Are you on the search for the latest drink inspiration to elevate your home bar experience? Look no further as I've compiled 15 new cocktail books that have been released within the last two years that are sure to shake up your cocktail game. The post 15 New Cocktail Books to add to your Home Bar appeared first on Steve the Bartender.

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Casamigos Introduces Casamigas Jalapeño Tequila

Cheers

As celebrity alcohol brands continue to capture market share , supermodel and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford has teamed up with Casamigos Tequila founders George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman to introduce Casamigas Jalapeño Tequila. This is 100% blue weber agave jalapeño tequila naturally flavored with jalapeños. “As much as I love Casamigos, my go to drink for a fun night is a skinny, spicy Casamigos margarita,” says Crawford.

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Cameron’s Kick

Steve the Bartender

The Cameron's Kick is a simple riff on the classic Whiskey Sour. Created by Harry McElhone, author of ABC of Mixing Drinks and former owner of Harry's Bar, Paris. The post Cameron’s Kick appeared first on Steve the Bartender.

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In Bloom

Cheers

This rum-based cocktail from the Hotel AKA Alexandria in Virginia gets its pink color from Campari and Peychaud’s bitters. Print In Bloom Course Drinks Keyword barrel-aged gin, Campari, egg white, heavy cream, lemon, orange liqueur, Peychaud’s bitters, rum, Simple syrup Ingredients 1 ½ oz. Flor de Cana white rum ¼ oz. Simple syrup ¼ oz. Orange liqueur ¼ oz. Campari ¼ oz. Peychaud’s bitters ¾ oz. Lemon Cherry blossom fo

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Non-alc retailer Boisson closes stores

Just Drinks

US non-alcoholic beverage retailer Boisson has moved to close its stores and is set to restructure the business under Chapter 11.

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J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery Celebrates National Pet Day With Festival & 2 New Releases

The Whiskey Wash

Credit: J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery Frankfort-based distillery, J. Mattingly 1845 , is celebrating National Pet Day this April 13th with two new whiskey releases and an on-site festival. The festival will be held at the distillery with celebrations including Buddy Love’s Food Trailer and an appearance from the Anderson County Humane Society which will bring along animals available for adoption.

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Sydney Bar Week 2024! 30+ events over 5 days this September. Book your trip now!

Australian Bartender

There’s no rest for us when it comes to planning Sydney Bar Week and we already have a jam-packed line-up of events confirmed. We will be kicking things off on 7 th September and wrapping up with the 23 rd Annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards on 11 th September. “Sydney Bar Week for us was valuable in so many ways. By bringing the industry together it fosters an environment of community and enabled us to build connections with other incredible bars, brands, and industry leaders.

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Casamigos and Cindy Crawford Launch New Jalapeño Tequila

VinePair

Cindy Crawford is spicing up the tequila section with her new launch: Casamigas Jalapeño. The iconic supermodel teamed up with Casamigos tequila founders George Clooney, Mike Meldman, and Rande Gerber — who also happens to be her husband — to create the latest addition to the brand’s portfolio. In the release, Crawford mentions that she and Gerber have been discussing the idea of launching a spicy tequila for several years.

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Step into the Never Never 2024 is here and you’d better hold onto your butts, the prize is better than ever

Australian Bartender

Helicopter rides, regional fine dining, Masterchef’s cooking you breakfast? Winner winner, chicken dinner. Step into the Never Never is back for its fourth year with a new focus on flavour trends and a bartender prize that’s hard to match. This year, bartenders are encouraged to “Toast the Coast” by serving a gin and tonic that embraces our proximity to some of the greatest beaches and coastlines in the world.

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Liquor shops face stock shortage in Punjab

Spiritz

Punjab’s liquor vends in certain areas of the state are facing shortage of popular liquor brands of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).The shortage of IMFL brands arose due to delays in approving labels by the concerned authorities even nearly a month after the announcement of the new excise policy of Punjab on 9th March. As per the report, the excise department of Punjab is exercising caution on allotment of wholesale licenses, which has impacted the stock availability in certain parts of the st

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The VinePair Podcast: Why Do We Care About Sustainability in Wine, and Not in Spirits?

VinePair

From controversy around unnecessarily heavy, thick glass to concerns about vineyard sourcing, the topic of sustainability in wine has been hot lately. Of course, as an industry, wine has always liked to talk about itself as an agricultural product — literally the fruit of the land, so to speak. Meanwhile, in the spirits space, there’s a stronger focus on lifestyle, heritage, and brand history.

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Gun Barrel Cocktail Recipe

Mix That Drink

The Gun Barrel blends the flavors of currant, orange and cranberry for a fruity flavor that's more dry than sweet. The taste makes for a nice little pick me up in mid-afternoon or evening.

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The Best Game Day Foods

Advanced Mixology

Game day brings excitement, intense matchups, and the opportunity to gather with friends and family. But what's a game day without the right food? The best game day foods turn a regular viewing into an event, offering flavors that are as varied and exciting as the games themselves. From spicy wings to cheesy dips, the perfect game day menu caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences, ensuring everyone has a good time, no matter the outcome of the game.

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Scotty Boy Cocktail Recipe

Mix That Drink

The Scotty Boy is a refreshing cocktail that's easy to love. This dynamic drink combines the bold flavor of Absolut Kurant vodka with tangy sour mix for a wonderful blend of flavors.

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Enhanced Cessna High-Wing Piston Aircraft Enter into Service Following First Deliveries

PubClub

WICHITA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Textron Aviation today announced the entry into service of its enhanced Cessna Skyhawk , Cessna Skylane, Turbo Skylane and Turbo Stationair HD following first deliveries for each aircraft. These latest product investments aim to provide a modern and stylish tone that aligns with the newest Cessna Citation jets, while maintaining the renowned comfort, durability and performance of the iconic Cessna piston lineup.

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How To Plan A Successful Event in London

Spin and Shake

Planning an event in London is an exciting task that requires lots of planning and attention to detail. From selecting the perfect venue to curating an unforgettable experience for your guests or colleagues, every aspect plays a crucial role in the success of your event. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the key elements of […] The post How To Plan A Successful Event in London appeared first on Spin and Shake.

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Cedar Fair to Announce 2024 First Quarter Results on May 9th; Earnings Call Starts at 10 AM EDT

PubClub

SANDUSKY, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and immersive entertainment, said today it will issue its 2024 first-quarter financial results in the pre-market hours of Thursday, May 9, 2024. Later that morning, Cedar Fair management will host a conference call with the investment community, starting at 10 a.m.

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TOP OF THE TREE

Bar Magazine

– ROSEMULLION DISTILLERY’S ICONIC DRY GIN IS VOTED THE BEST IN ENGLAND (WORLD DRINKS AWARDS 2024). OUTPERFORMING BIG BRANDS FOR 6 YEARS, 61 AWARDS AND COUNTING. Helford based, family run Artisan distillery, Rosemullion, are delighted to announce that they have again come out on top, winning the England title at the World Drinks Awards 2024 for their iconic Dry Gin.

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The St. Joe Company and InterMountain Management, LLC Announce the Opening of the 121-Suite Residence Inn by Marriott® Panama City Beach Pier Park

PubClub

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) and InterMountain Management, LLC (“InterMountain”) announce the opening of the 121-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Panama City Beach Pier Park (“Residence Inn”). The hotel is located at 15900 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 in the popular Pier Park ® shopping and entertainment district.

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“It kind of looks like we’re stabilising” – Flow Beverage CEO talks co-packing and driving profitability

Just Drinks

Just Drinks chats to Flow Beverage CEO Nicholas Reichenbach about reaching profitability and playing whack-a-mole with online resellers.

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Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Jumps Into 2024 In May

PubClub

A girl does whatever she can to encourage her frog to jump in the Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee. Some silly events that become big public attractions are created on barstools – the Mooning of the Amtrak is one such example – and some are born of legends. Such is the case with the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee. An aspiring novelist, Samuel Clemens, overheard a story about frog jumping competitions during the California gold rush.