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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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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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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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This Week's Midwestern Beer Events & Socials: Online Popularity Contest Edition

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Online popularity contests count as a sort of social function, right? USAToday’s 10Best.com regularly runs a variety of craft-beer focused competitions and there are a wide array of Midwestern contenders for the awards currently being discussed. Obviously these are for bragging rights only, but for any brewery operating in the midst of winter in a category-wide downturn, any reason to impel a visit would be welcomed, I’m sure.

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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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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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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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This Week's New Beer Labels

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Lots of good/interesting beers and other beverages are coming our way in the coming months if these labels are any indication (and they usually) are. Also, someone’s making a beverage in “honor” (I guess?) of the Chicago Rat Hole. Premium Subscribers can scroll down to find out who that is. Plus: an interesting collab from Horus Aged Ales and a Michigan brewer, a new lager from a not-very-lager-y Ohio brewery, plus some very chill vibes from a coup

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We’re Recapping Chilled 100 ELEVATE 2023: Raising the Bar: Choose Your Own Adventure Seminar

Chilled Magazine

In Raising the Bar: Choose Your Own Adventure, industry professionals discussed the ins and outs of bar management, including staff retention, getting the most out of your liquor representative and supplier relationships, and the various aspects of bar ownership. Panelists included Emma Alexander, a traveling consultant, mentor, and spirits cocktail competition judge; Robin Wolf, a bar owner, certified spirits professional, certified sommelier and cicerone, mentor, and expert in locally focused

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Time to Burn the Ice?

PUNCH

Luxury cocktail ice made from glaciers or imported from other countries is inspiring climate dread among concerned drinkers and bartenders.

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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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This Week's Beer News: The Countdown to Salt Shed

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

As we mentioned briefly at the end of last week’s email, AB InBev shrank its footprint even further at the end of January, just five weeks after shuttering Goose’s Clybourn taproom, and half a year after offloading a bunch of brands to Tilray. First, A-B’s Golden Road announced the closure of their Sacramento taproom. (The quote from the president of the Sacramento Brewer’s Guild in that second story is ice cold.

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5 Must Mix Mocktails Made with Yu No Gin

Chilled Magazine

Established in 2018 by Laurent Berriat, Oliver Hidier, and Stephane Aussel, Spiritique stands as a distinguished French spirits brand, born from the collaborative efforts of three seasoned industry professionals. In its inaugural year, Spirtiique introduced Yu Gin later introducing Yu No, a non-alcoholic alternative to Yu Gin. For those seeking a tasty mocktail, Yu No can be incorporated for its fresh yuzu flavors along with the other botanical flavors used in the original spirit.

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The Best High-End Spirits for Cocktails, According to Bartenders

PUNCH

This is the best top-shelf liquor, from tequila to whiskey, according to bartenders who recommend these spirits for cocktails.

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Drink of the Week: Ten To One Five Origin Select Rum

Imbibe Magazine

Tasting through the rum world can be an extended expedition. Each island in the Caribbean has its own port of call, offering intriguing looks into the island’s unique take on the spirit. Now, there’s a new rum excursion with a number of stops on the itinerary: Ten To One Five Origin Select Rum. Ten To One founder Marc Farrell introduced this latest permanent addition to the portfolio on February 1, composed of rums from five Caribbean nations.

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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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5 Must Mix Mocktails Made with YuNo Gin

Chilled Magazine

Established in 2018 by Laurent Berriat, Oliver Hidier, and Stephane Aussel, Spiritique stands as a distinguished French spirits brand, born from the collaborative efforts of three seasoned industry professionals. In its inaugural year, Spirtiique introduced Yu Gin later introducing Yu No, a non-alcoholic alternative to Yu Gin. For those seeking a tasty mocktail, Yu No can be incorporated for its fresh yuzu flavors along with the other botanical flavors used in the original spirit.

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It’s Not Just You. The Bauhaus Garnish Is Everywhere.

PUNCH

A perfectly round citrus coin, a cleaved cherry, a circular jelly cutout perched atop a cube of ice—at today’s top bars, geometric minimalism is the new visual language.

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10 Valentine’s Day Cocktails For 2024

Cheers

Valentine’s Day is here so it’s time to infuse your cocktail lineup with a little romance and fun. Hearts, flowers, chocolate and all shades of red, pink and lavender add to the Feb. 14 festivities. Here are 10 recipes we like for this year. And if you need more, here are the Valentine’s Day recipes from 2023, plus a bonus round of themed drinks.

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The States That Drink the Most Beer in America (2023) [Map]

VinePair

Americans love to drink, but when it comes down to what they love drinking most, the answer will probably always be beer. With well over 9,000 operational breweries across the country — and over $6 billion worth of suds imported — data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) shows that a whopping 6.5 billion gallons of beer was consumed in the U.S. in 2021.

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We’re Recapping Chilled 100 ELEVATE 2023, with Heaven Hill’s Bottled-in-Bond Luncheon

Chilled Magazine

After returning from an outing, we entered the ballroom with tables set for tasting and lunch. Moderator Bernie Lubbers presented a gift from Heaven Hill, a Bartender’s Backpack manufactured by Cocktail Kingdom, was at each of our seats. While we marveled at the generous gift, we noticed immediately the tab had the “Bottled-in-Bond” engraved on the leather.

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Whiskey Review: Fortune’s Fool The Prelude Straight Rye Whiskey

The Whiskey Wash

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. It should also be noted that clicking the buy link in this review earns our site a small referral payment, which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs. Fortune’s Fool , a new woman-focused whiskey producer, first emerged on the scene back in 2019.

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25 Romantic Valentine’s Day Martini Recipes

Gastronom

Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Leah Hall If you want some romantic Valentine’s Day Martini Recipes, we have just the perfect ones to make the celebration festive! We all want a cocktail or two for a home-cooked date night or an evening nightcap after going out! So, make sure to get some new … The post 25 Romantic Valentine’s Day Martini Recipes appeared first on Gastronom Cocktails.

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We Asked 17 Sommeliers: What’s the Best Bargain White Wine?

VinePair

Everyone likes a good deal, even wine professionals and sommeliers who spend their days pouring pricey bottles. But finding affordable wine doesn’t have to mean settling for something out of a box or off the shelf at a corner store. Whether you’re looking for something that pairs well with pajamas, popcorn, and reality TV, or you’re just looking to save a little cash, there are plenty of options out there.

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We’re Recapping Chilled 100 ELEVATE 2023: Dinner Hosted by Rooster Rojo Tequila

Chilled Magazine

The group of bartenders boarded the bus at the Brown Hotel for the short ride to La Bodeguita de Mina, a Cuban-themed restaurant. Designed to replicate the feel of Cuba in the 1950s, we looked forward to trying food made with recipes passed down from family members. Katy Wallace, National Brand Ambassador for Amber Beverage Group, greeted us as we entered a room in the back of the restaurant, set up and waiting for our arrival.

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Isle of Barra reaches India

Spiritz

The UK- based Isle of Barra Distillers has inked a deal with India’s alcobev distributor Oberoi Spirits to launch its products in eight Indian states. As per the deal, Oberoi Spirits will distribute the company’s Barra Atlantic Gin, Island Dark Rum and Hebridean Vodka across Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai, Goa, Punjab and Chandigarh. The post Isle of Barra reaches India appeared first on Spiritz Magazine.

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Whiskey Review: Clyde May’s Conecuh Ridge Bourbon

The Whiskey Wash

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. In 1946, Clyde May of Alabama, a farmer at the time, journeyed into the shadowy world of illicit moonshining to supplement his income. The legend he and his spirits became carried on long after he died in 1990, with his namesake eventually passing into the hands of Coneuch Brands.

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The Complete Guide to Pairing Beer and Wings [Infographic]

VinePair

Football season is in full swing, and Sunday gatherings are a cornerstone of the sport. For those who love the game (or anyone who’s really into well-produced TV commercials), there’s nothing quite like rushing to the living room to gather around the plasma screen and hanging with friends over the many food options that go hand-in-hand with game day.

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We’re Recapping ELEVATE 2023: Elevate Your Storytelling Seminar

Chilled Magazine

How to Make Your Guest Drunk on a Story so that Next Time They Come for More? An usual title, indeed. However, Anastasia Taracor, a product placement person for shows such as The Morning Show and Succession, uses her 15 years of brand placement to illustrate her point. She explains people go to movies and bars to escape, be entertained, or appreciate the aesthetics of a bar.

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Celebrating Black History Month with Beats, Bars & Bourbon

Tales of the Cocktail

Bridging Communities and Cocktails: A Conversation with Beats, Bars & Bourbon Megan Stubbs, Program Manager for Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, sat down with the Boyz from Beats, Bars & Bourbon to dig into their podcast, their Service Bar initiative, and get their take on how they inspire the hospitality industry. The Boyz made a playlist just for you – sip and listen here: Spotify + Apple Music In the dynamic world of spirits, one trio is making waves by not just creating uniqu

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Review: Suerte Blanco Tequila Still Strength

Drinkhacker

Suerte has emerged as a solid choice for 100% agave tequila, a Highlands offering with a fairly straightforward, balanced approach — and reasonable pricing. If you want to break away from the usual trio of expressions, consider this newish release from the brand — Suerte Blanco at “still strength,” a cracking 52% abv. There’s not a lot of mystery here — this is really just a high-proof version of Suerte’s unaged tequila.

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Brut Busts and Brett Who? The Next Big IPA Sub-Styles That Never Were

VinePair

Ska Brewing in Durango, Colo., annually collaborates with Venture Snowboards on a Ska-themed snowboard that might feature its logo, dapper skeleton mascot, or a new beer. In January, brewery president and cofounder Dave Thibodeau hit the slopes with a Ska snowboard that outlived its advertised beer: Moral Panic, a bone-dry brut IPA that debuted in 2018 and disappeared in late 2021.

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We’re Recapping Chilled 100 ELEVATE 2023: Behind the Schtick: Janell Bass of Ponyboy Slings

Chilled Magazine

Behind the Schtick: Using Your Bar Tools to Build Your Own Business was an ELEVATE panel moderated by Janell Bass of Ponyboy Slings. Panelists included Leah Dufresne, beverage consultant at Cocktails & Grace; Aaron Joseph, co-owner of CAnE Collective; De’Qustay Johnson, a mixologist and the owner of Mobile Bar ATL; and Mike Bass of Ponyboy Slings.

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Radico net profit increases impressively in Q3

Spiritz

The net profit of Radico Khaitan rose by 22.73 percent to reach Rs 75.15 crore in the quarter ended December 2023 as against Rs 61.23 crore during the previous quarter ended December 2022. The company’s sales rose by 46.55 percent to reach Rs 1160.91 crore in the quarter ended December 2023 as against Rs 792.15 crore during the previous quarter ended December 2022.

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Julie Nguyen wins Flor de Ca?a Sustainable Cocktail Challenge 2024

Drinks International

Julie Nguyen from Opium Bar in Thailand has won the third edition of Flor de Caña’s Sustainable Cocktail Challenge. Nguyen beat 32 other bartenders at.

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Florence’s New Airport Terminal Will Have a 19-Acre Rooftop Vineyard

VinePair

The airport in Florence, Italy — the gateway to Tuscany’s gorgeous wine country — is getting some grape-related upgrades. Renowned architecture group Rafael Viñoly Architects is constructing a new terminal that will include six hubs for arrivals and departures, a large public “piazza,” a new light rail system that will link the airport to the city center, and of course, a rooftop vineyard.

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We’re Recapping Chilled 100 ELEVATE 2023: Lynnette Marrero’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion panel discussion

Chilled Magazine

The entire ELEVATE group attended the seminar, Navigating the Future of Hospitality: A DEI Panel Discussion. Panelists included Lynnette Marrero (she/her) , partner and chief mixologist at Delola; Ariel Neal (she/her) , owner and operator of Good Farms Healing Haven; Emma Alexander (she/her/they/them) , a traveling consultant, mentor, and spirits cocktail competition judge; and Carlos Cuarta (he/him) , a bartender and mixologist at High Proof Chicago.