February, 2024

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The New Vocabulary of Cocktails

PUNCH

“Fruit bat,” “amaroulette,” “dirty dump.” The language developed behind the bar today has come a long way since the age of Jerry Thomas. Here, a non-exhaustive guide to the modern lexicon.

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Toast To Love With These 8 Valentine’s Day Cocktails!

Chilled Magazine

Whether you’re toasting to a partner, celebrating with friends, or having a moment of self-love, these cocktails provide the perfect accompaniment to any way you choose to celebrate the Day of Love! Check them out below. Gin , Liqueur French Jasmine Tonic by Chambord Liqueur Ingredients 3/4 oz. Chambord Liqueur 1 1/2 oz. Fords Gin 6 drops Jasmine Water 3 oz.

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5 Classic Cocktails Every Home Bartender Should Know, According to The Educated Barfly

Imbibe Magazine

If you’re a home bartender who loves watching cocktail videos on YouTube and Instagram, then you’re probably already a fan of The Educated Barfly’s Leandro DiMonriva. The actor-turned-bartender has been producing videos on how to make cocktails at home, including everything from cocktail history to tips and hacks, since 2017. Before that, he worked at Cole’s French Dip , the home of award-winning bar The Varnish , in LA for a decade.

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Date Nights Reimagined: Introducing Our Exclusive Date Night Gift Box!

A Bar Above

Tired regular date nights? Looking for a creative idea for spending time with your significant other beyond traditional game nights, dance lessons (not for those with two left feet, let me tell ya), or ignoring each other during movie night with a bottle of wine? Copyright A Bar Above Look no further than our brand new Date Night Gift Box – an “inside-the-box idea” that guides you through crafting 2 delightful cocktails, all while enjoying some quality time with your loved one for a

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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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This Week's Beer News: Weed Edition + ICBW Pint Glass Preview

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Today, we’re bringing you an exclusive first look at this year’s Craft Beer Week pint glass, courtesy of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. We understand that a lot of y’all have begun collecting each year’s respective glass, so without further ado, behold this year’s theme: “Adventure Crafted in Illinois.” The ICBG is working with their Associate Member partners at Boelter Beverage for Illinois Craft Beer Week’s “Pint Day 2024 ” Each ic

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The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2024

VinePair

It’s safe to say that the craft beer boom has now reached nearly every corner of the globe. But with experimental and innovative releases coming from countless producers every year, determining which cities are worth a beer-inspired visit is no small feat — especially if you’ve already ticked off well-known suds hubs like Brussels and Munich or San Diego and Asheville.

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4 Must Mix Cocktails using Smoke Lab Saffron Vodka

Chilled Magazine

We invite you to embark on a sensory journey with Smoke Lab Saffron’s exclusive cocktails created by Chilled 100 member and Smoke Lab Brand Ambassador Paula Lukas. Each sip a harmonious blend of aromatic saffron notes and carefully curated ingredients. Sherry , Vodka , Whiskey Surrender Ingredients 1 1/2 oz Smoke Lab Saffron Vodka 1 oz Suntory Toki Whisky 1 oz Lustau Fino Jarana Sherry 2 dashes Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters 3 dried rosebuds - garnish Preparation ombine liquid ingredients in

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Imbibe 75 Place to Watch: Paradise Lost

Imbibe Magazine

When Kavé Pourzanjani and Ray Sakover were both working at the Manhattan bar The Polynesian, pre-pandemic, they began talking about opening their own tropical bar. But they wanted to avoid the usual South Seas cliches and imagery that have made tiki a controversial topic in recent years. They needed a new theme. Their counterintuitive alternative? Demonology, the occult, and “otherized gods from other cultures.

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Introducing Our New Lemon Zester

A Bar Above

Hey, friends! We’re excited to unveil our latest gem at A Bar Above: the citrus zester! This nifty tool extracts that exciting flavor of citrus easily & quickly. What is a Lemon Zester? A zester is a kitchen tool dedicated to extracting the flavorful oils and zesty tang from citrus fruit. It’s kind of like a cheese grater but made specifically for citrus peel.

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This Week's Beer News: Good "Vibes" Only.

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Tomorrow, over a hundred people will be gathering for the brew day of Vibes Since 1920 , a collaborative beer slated for release in March for Women’s Month. All of them have been gathered together for a project that’s the brainchild of Charolette Converse that will see 113 women, non-binary or trans participants (as of publish time) joining together to not just make a one-off beer, but to create a community to “network, educate and inspire their fellow women in the craft beer i

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Love Detroit-Style Pizza? Thank the Auto Industry and an Old Speakeasy

VinePair

Of the many styles of pizza served in the United States, the large, hand-tossed thin crust of New York-style pizza and the gooey, bulky pies of Chicago’s signature deep-dish are historically the most iconic. But following a major uptick in pizzerias specializing in crunchy-crusted squares, Detroit-style pizza is finally having its moment in the national spotlight.

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American Whiskey Is Conspicuously Absent at Many Top Bars. What Gives?

PUNCH

American whiskey is absent at many top bars. The spirit played a role in the cocktail renaissance, but it's now often left behind. Here's why.

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Celebrate Pisco Sour Day with These 9 Flavor Combinations!

Chilled Magazine

Happy Pisco Sour Day! February 3rd is a great opportunity to pay homage to Peru’s history, tradition, and craftsmanship as it celebrates its national drink. First created at Morris Bar in Lima in the early 1900s, the Pisco Sour is a staple at celebratory occasions in Peru and beyond. North Jersey’s Jarana is no exception, as the cocktail is the centerpiece of its colorful beverage program!

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Drink of the Week: Brooklyn Kura Occidental Sake

Imbibe Magazine

While exploring the world of drinks, there’s nothing I love more than learning something new and being surprised. And so it was with both surprise and delight that, while sipping through a flight of sakes at the new Brooklyn Kura taproom, I was poured a glass of their Occidental Sake. A barely there shade of pale pink in the glass, the Occidental is a Junmai Gingo sake dry-hopped with Citra hops, which contribute the subtle hue and the astonishing aroma.

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The Top 10 Gins of 2023

Drinkhacker

As the weather warms up, a young man’s fancy turns of course to lighter fare, with gin one of the most essential pieces of the springtime cocktail puzzle. We sampled plenty of outstanding gins over the last year, and with this feature we profile the greatest hits of 2023. Need more picks? Check our top gin lists from 2019 , 2020 , 2021 , and 2022.

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Mezcal brand The Lost Explorer enters tequila

Drinks International

Having worked for three decades as head distiller of Diageo’s Don Julio, maestro tequilero Enrique de Colsa has partnered with The Lost Explorer to create its first tequila line.

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The 10 Weirdest Ingredients Ever Put Into Beer

VinePair

Putting unorthodox ingredients and adjuncts into beer is nothing new. Pumpkin beer has marked spooky season since the early ‘80s and the pastry stout boom of the mid-2010s saw everything from brownies and marshmallows to coffee and ancho chiles get added to brews. Most of the time, these bonus ingredients do more to allure the reluctant drinker than to deter.

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Bring Back Cherry Bounce

PUNCH

At Comstock Saloon in San Francisco, Jonny Raglin's cherry-laced bourbon sour, inspired by the 17th-century liqueur, has been a hit for more than a decade.

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Lucine Hurricane

Chilled Magazine

Just in time for Mardi Gras, Hotel Lucine’s bar team and founder of Half Step , Chris Bostick, have created the Lucine Hurricane! Ahead of the celebrations next month, revelers are welcomed at the revitalized 1960s motor court to kick off their festivities at two restaurants – American “fine-ish” restaurant, The Fancy, and all-day dining space, The Den, as well as the largest beachfront rooftop bar in Galveston.

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Tahiirah Habibi Is Building a Better Wine World on Her Own Terms

Imbibe Magazine

Tahiirah Habibi has an incurable case of imposter syndrome. She still doesn’t understand why Ruinart wanted her in their Blanc de Blancs 2010 documentary or why hotel chain Marriott sought her for their Amazon Prime mini documentary. “It’s so profound to me to be invited to these things because I’m not a person that plays by the rules or is trying to be this perfect cookie-cutter image of anything,” she says.

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Gin Trends in 2024

Cheers

Once the star of the cocktail scene, gin has never regained momentum since vodka took off in recent decades. But based on the number of new craft gins and unique expressions hitting the market, and a few key gin acquisitions from major spirits players, the U.S. is warming to gin once again — for real this time. In fact, the Bacardi Global Consumer Survey finds that the Gin & Tonic is the top bar call for 2024, beating out the Mojito at #2 and the Margarita at #3.

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American whiskey drives US spirits exports to record high

Drinks International

Total US spirits exports hit a record high in 2023 boosted by the EU’s suspension of tariffs on American whiskey, according to a new report by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

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The States That Drink the Most Liquor in America (2023) [MAP]

VinePair

With over 8.1 billion gallons of alcohol consumed in the U.S. every year, it’s safe to say that Americans love to drink. And while U.S. drinkers may consume more beer and wine than spirits on a yearly basis, Americans still drank a whopping 680.5 million gallons of spirits in 2023, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) — likely driven by the ongoing bourbon boom and tequila’s rapid rise.

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An Ancient Drink Enters the 21st Century

PUNCH

Mexico City’s Tlecān reimagines tascalate—a Maya drink made with maíz, cacao, achiote and water—as a bright and earthy mezcal cocktail.

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Chivas Gold Rush

Chilled Magazine

An unequivocally sophisticated experience, Chivas XV is best enjoyed in an elevated Gold Rush cocktail made with three simple ingredients. Scotch Chivas Gold Rush Ingredients 2 parts Chivas XV 1 part Honey Syrup (*2 honey: 1 hot water) 1 part Lemon Juice Preparation Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice; shake until well chilled, strain into a glass over a large ice cube.

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A New Wave of French Wine Bars

Imbibe Magazine

For Jorge Riera , the headline-making, French-heavy wine lists he created for New York City’s Frenchette aren’t especially new—for him. “I’ve been doing this for about 20 years, [with] the same approach,” he says of his experience creating lists for some of the city’s most wine-trend-setting restaurants, including Contra, Wildair , Ten Bells , and 360.

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UK private-equity firm Breal Group rebrands as Keystone Brewing Group

Just Drinks

Breal Group, the UK private-equity firm that has snapped up a number of local brewers in recent months, is to change its name to Keystone Brewing Group.

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Altamura Distilleries launches in India

Drinks International

Altamura Distilleries has announced its entry into the Indian market through its partnership with Amistad Spirits, an import and distribution house based in Delhi.

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Mellow Corn: The Bottom Shelf Whiskey With a Cult Following

VinePair

How is it that a whiskey amasses cultish appeal? It’s a question routinely asked in the era of Pappymania. Entire books have been devoted to the subject. There’s no easy answer, but an obligatory baseline for all examples ought to be a precise combination of top-shelf acclaim and frustrating scarcity. One brand turns this seemingly obvious formula on its head, though.

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The Oslo Design Team Reshaping How the World’s Top Bars Look—and Function

PUNCH

Behind Bars is a design firm shaping some of the world's best bars, rethinking the bartender workstation and the guest experience altogether.

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Savor Mediterranean Flavor at Conca Del Sogno, West Hollywood Pop-up, Starring Malfy Gin

Chilled Magazine

Deep in the heart of West Hollywood, one of America’s most vibrant and exciting cities, lies Conca Del Sogno, an exclusive limited edition pop-up dining experience hosted by Norah Restaurant. Conca Del Sogno, the elite beach club hailing from the world-renowned Amalfi Coast in Nerano, Italy, delivers its authentic Italian cuisine straight from the Mediterranean Sea.

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Imbibe 75 Person to Watch: Daddy Long Legs

Imbibe Magazine

Is this Imbibe 75er a pastry chef or a bartender? And is he Michael George or (his preferred name) Daddy Long Legs? For George/Long Legs, it’s all one and the same. A Chicago native and Le Cordon Bleu graduate, he headed straight out after graduation for the kitchens at an Alaskan resort, turning out trays of desserts for hungry visitors to Denali. He followed the seasonal work circuit to a ski resort in Park City, Utah, and bounced around the service industry until a manager offered him a way t

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Altamura Vodka in India

Spiritz

Italy-based vodka producer, Altamura Distilleries has inked a deal with India’s alcobev distributor Amistad Spirits to launch its flagship liquor brand Altamura Vodka in India’s alcobev market. As per the report, Altamura Vodka will make its debut in North India, covering Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan. In its second phase of market expansion, by the end of June 2024, Altamura Vodka is also expected to be available in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Punjab, Chandigarh, Madhya Prade

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The Case for Bénédictine

Cocktails with Suderman

Stocking a home bar is always a challenge. Sure, you probably have a bottle of bourbon or rye, a bottle of gin, and some vermouth in the fridge. 1 But after that, decisions become somewhat tougher. There are tricky tradeoffs that involve space, cost, and usage. The most difficult decisions involve modifiers — typically liqueurs or amari (essentially bittersweet liqueurs) that are primarily used to give cocktails distinctive flavors.

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As a Major Wine Critic Calls Time on Heavy Bottles, Will Others Follow Suit?

VinePair

Spend enough time enjoying, collecting, or working with wine, and you’ve come across them. At first glance, they make perfect sense. They’re an impact statement; an impressively cocksure declaration in brawny, glossy glass. The message? “I’m important. I’m serious. I’m powerful. You should pay more for me.” Thick, heavy glass bottles certainly had their moment in the sun.

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In Search of the Ultimate Negroni

PUNCH

We asked 10 of America’s best bartenders to submit their finest recipe for the Negroni—then blind-tasted them all to find the best of the best.

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