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Drink of the Week: Lustau Dry Vermouth

Imbibe Magazine

Lustau has become synonymous with the premium vermouth category with a range that includes rojo, blanco, rosé, and, newest to the U.S. market, dry. The venerated House of Lustau is known for incorporating sherry into its vermouths , lending a distinctive character that brings new dimension to its expressions. Made with manzanilla sherry from Sanlúcar, Spain, Lustau dry vermouth is snappy and bright with a slight salinity.

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The Salmoncito Is Mexico City’s Aperitivo Outlier

PUNCH

The Salmoncito cocktail, a bittersweet combo of gin, Campari, grapefruit and tonic water, is an outlier in Mexico City's aperitivo culture.

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3 Classic Cocktail Riffs using Coco Lopez for National Coconut Day

Chilled Magazine

Celebrate National Coconut Day, June 26th, with Coco Lopez. While Coco Lopez has long been celebrated for its role in creating the perfect Piña Colada, its versatility extends far beyond this iconic tropical drink. Bartenders are discovering a wide range of cocktails that benefit from its rich, creamy coconut flavor. “It can be used in craft cocktails such as Coconut Mojitos, Coconut Margaritas, Martinis, and more,” shares Jose Luis (Papo) Suarez for Coco Lopez.

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The Bars Of Tooting Market

BarLifeUK

A tour of the bars and purveyors of alcohol to be found in Tooting Market If, like me, you require a pretty compelling reason to travel to a non-local part of London on a day off, I would offer Pakistani restaurant Dawat as ample reason to make the trek to Tooting. Vinyl and sweets under the same roof… Dawat’s entire menu is outstanding, but their butter chicken is so good it could be described as a spiritual experience, unless you are a vegan of course, in which case it would be rep

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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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Summery Scotch Cocktails

Imbibe Magazine

Scotch hasn’t traditionally been a go-to spirit for summer cocktails, but that’s changing as more bartenders look to incorporate a little warmth and/or smokiness into seasonal recipes. Case in point: Sam Ross’ modern classic, The Penicillin , which is one of the best examples of how Scotch can anchor a bright and refreshing drink. Here are a few of our other favorite summer Scotch cocktails.

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Colorado’s Aspen Crud Is More Than Just a Boozy Milkshake

PUNCH

At Aspen's J-Bar in the Hotel Jerome, the Aspen Crud cocktail—a mix of bourbon and ice cream—is a local legend that can still be ordered.

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Q&A: Short Fuse Brewing Owner Nick Teague

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

For six months, the intellectual property of Metropolitan Brewing has been in a sort of limbo. The brewery itself closed in December as a result of their bankruptcy, and following that their IP was put up for auction in January and quickly purchased … but by who? Earlier this week, we found out : Schiller Park’s Short Fuse Brewing. In business since 2017, Short Fuse has won GABF awards for their Tropical Hurt Locker and Vocal Jam beers, which helped them earn a Brewery of the Year aw

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A Sicilian Wine Cooperative Aids the Long Haul of Earthquake Recovery

Imbibe Magazine

In the Valle de Belìce, an hour southwest of Palermo, agronomist Daniele Asaro scrambles up a slope to check on Francesco Ragona’s vineyards. He likes what he sees. With Asaro’s encouragement, Ragona, a fourth-generation grower, was transitioning his property to be certified organic. Asaro lingers over the Catarratto, an indigenous white grape that, at these mountain altitudes, gains the acidity to balance its natural richness.

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From Milk Powder to “Wax-Washing,” Give Your Drink the Texture It Deserves

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How to fat-wash cocktails, plus the techniques—from rice-washing to aquafaba and more—for better texture in cocktails.

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Reviving Blacktail NYC: A Journey Back to 1933 Havana at Back Bar

Chilled Magazine

The revival of Blacktail, the beloved sister-bar to The Dead Rabbit (World’s Best Bar, 2015) at Back Bar, stemmed from a connection between Will Pasternak, Head Bartender, and Chris Lauber, Senior Director of Operations for Laurent Tourondel Hospitality: Back Bar, L’Amico and Skirt Steak. Despite the smaller space at Back Bar, the design and atmosphere of the original Blacktail were meticulously recreated with dark wood, plants, wicker chairs, and original artwork.

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This Week's Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Happy Friday, friends. Done reading this afternoon’s Q&A with Short Fuse owner Nick Teague yet? Then join me as we bid a sad farewell to Windmill Brewing tomorrow night and then Light the Lamp on Sunday. What a week. Subscribe now Okay! It’s another busy weekend for events at breweries all over the place. Here’s what we’ve stumbled across: This Weekend: Miskatonic hosts their “90’s for the 9th” birthday party on June 29.

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Inside Look: Buffalo Trace Distillery, London

Imbibe Magazine

Good news for bourbon lovers across the pond: London is now home to one of America’s most revered whiskey brands. In May, Buffalo Trace Distillery debuted a location in London’s Covent Gardens with two tasting rooms and a retail shop where curious whiskey enthusiasts can get to know the American stalwart’s iconic expressions. Considering England’s proximity to whisky-producing Scotland and Ireland, why has the Kentucky-based distillery decided to expand its footprint into Londo

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How Did We Go From Lycheetini to Panettone Negroni?

PUNCH

How did we go from the Lycheetini to the Panettone Negroni? Not since the cocktail dark ages has a drink's flavor, not spirit, been the star.

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Must Mix: Mozart Chocolate Coconut Liqueur Piña Colada

Chilled Magazine

Mozart Chocolate Liqueur offers its latest expression, Coconut Chocolate. Mozart Coconut is characterized by a creamy consistency and a nutty, mildly fresh taste. Give it a mix in your next Piña Colada and create a symphony of flavors. Liqueur , Rum Mozart Piña Colada Ingredients 3 oz. Mozart Chocolate Coconut Liqueur 12 oz. pineapple juice 3 oz. cream of coconut 3 ozrum 3 – 4 cups crushed ice Pineapple wedges (for garnish) Preparation Blend the pineapple juice, Mozart Chocolate Coconut Liqueur,

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This Week's Fresh (Hop) New Beer Labels - And a Small Tease

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Before we jump into this week’s labels, just wanted y’all to know that this morning I had a good and interesting conversation with Short Fuse Brewing owner Nick Teague. We’ll have a Q&A coming very soon about their recently-announced acquisition of the Metropolitan Brewing brand and the forthcoming re-release of those beers. Subscribe now & be sure you don’t miss it: Subscribe now Now, is that weed resin I smell?

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27 Seasonal Beer Releases Worth Traveling For [MAP]

VinePair

Wine tourism is a bonafide industry. But beer tourism? Not so much, unless we’re considering the Pacific Northwest, New England, and a few select European countries. Even then, taking a vacation devoted to beer is a harder thing to justify. Nonetheless, there are stellar breweries around the country that bring beer nerds to their taprooms every year to score their most coveted releases.

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The 5 Most Popular Cocktails of June

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A Paloma and Salty Dog hybrid, a Campari sour, a mezcal highball and the other best cocktail recipes to make and drink right now.

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Highclere Castle Gin Announces Contest to Win a Trip to Highclere Castle

Chilled Magazine

To celebrate the upcoming motion picture release of the third Downton Abbey film, Highclere Castle Gin is offering the chance to win an EXCLUSIVE trip for two to a private cocktail party at Highclere Castle, known to millions of fans around the world as the “real Downton Abbey.” The winner will receive a three-day, two-night trip for two to Highclere Castle this September, complete with airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, a behind-the-scenes tour of Highclere Castle and the estate, a

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This Week's Beer News: Metro on a Short Fuse

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

First up, some breaking news this afternoon: Short Fuse has announced that they were the ones who purchased the brand rights to Metropolitan Brewing , and will begin brewing Metro’s beers for sale from their Schiller Park taproom to start. Distro will begin in late July. Block Club already has a story posted here. Metro co-founder Doug Hurst has already posted a statement to his Instagram saying that he is “in no way affiliated with, nor endorse[s] the Metropolitan Brewing brand̶

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Globus Spirits launches two whiskies and a vodka

Spiritz

Globus Spirits Ltd. has launch ed Brothers & Co. Whisky, and a whisky and a vodka under the brand GR8 Times - GR8 Times Premium Whisky and GR8 Times Premium Green Ap ple Vodka - for the Uttar Pradesh market. Br o thers & Co. Whisky is an ex clusive blend of Scotch, Ameri can Bourbon and aged Indian si ngle malt with a smoky, smooth and full bodied experience.

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Where to Drink in Paris

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The best cocktail bars to visit in Paris, France, from Candelaria in the Marais to the classics-focused Cravan and more.

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Check Out the Semi-Finalists in the Craft the Fun Cocktail Challenge presented by Deep Eddy Vodka

Chilled Magazine

The Craft Cocktail renaissance has raised the standards of technique and ingredients for cocktail making. It has produced innovations, talents, and recipes that have elevated the industry. With the focus on raising the craft, however, one aspect of cocktail culture often gets forgotten: this is supposed to be fun. Cocktails are for the good times in our lives: for celebrating, for unwinding, for cutting loose.

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We Asked 19 Bartenders: What’s Your Go-To Bourbon? (2024)

VinePair

There are some bourbons people may reserve for specific occasions. Those moments could include unwinding after a hard day at work, toasting a surprising burst of good news, basking in the afterglow of a life event, or even just enjoying some unexpected good weather. Whatever the reason, they compel the imbiber to reach for a singular bottle to match the moment’s zeitgeist.

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Wine Market Defined by Evolving Choices

Spiritz

In India, as industry veterans point out, there is a growing interest in international wines, particularly among urban consumers. Varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir are gaining popularity. In terms of regions, wines from Napa Valley, Bordeaux and Tuscany are the ones in favour in the Indian wine market. There is also a reported increase in white wine production to meet the growing demand from consumers, a trend that reflects changing tastes and preferences, with mo

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Demie Kim wins Altos Bartenders' Bartender for Asia's 50 Best

Drinks International

Seoul’s Dohyung ‘Demie’ Kim, co-founder of Zest, No.5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 and No.18 on The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023, has been named the winner of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2024.

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E11EVEN Vodka Brings the Miami Spirit to New York

Chilled Magazine

Nikki Simkins, Founder & CEO of E11EVEN Vodka, is thrilled to announce the expansion of E11EVEN Vodka to the New York market. The award-winning vodka represents the “Miami Spirit,” a celebration of unsurpassed excellence that embraces people being authentically their best selves. E11EVEN Vodka is a part of the E11EVEN ecosystem, a globally recognized lifestyle brand that also includes the famed ultraclub (the highest-grossing nightclub per square foot globally) and hotel & residences, a

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A Brief History of The Tequila Ambassador V.O.

Cocktail Wonk

Let’s talk tequila! Or, more precisely, let’s talk about a certain tequila book. But rather than jumping right in, I’ll. The post A Brief History of The Tequila Ambassador V.O. appeared first on Cocktail Wonk.

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Premium Wines Set the Popularity Bar

Spiritz

Does colour matter? It does. When it comes to wine, at present, consumers have a strong preference for red wines followed by white and sparkling wines. And when we speak about Indian wines, we can definitely see a trend in people drinking more and more premium wines produced in India. As far as the grape varieties from India are concerned, people still prefer Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, among others.

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Review: Blood Oath Bourbon Whiskey Pact 10 2024

Drinkhacker

Lux Row’s 10th edition of Blood Oath is here, this one double finished in two different wine casks. Details! Blood Oath Pact 10 combines some of the finest rare bourbons Lux Row Master Distiller and Master Blender John Rempe could find, including two well-bred ryed bourbons and one finished bourbon each complementing the others. In honor of Blood Oath’s double-digit age milestone, Rempe achieved a double finish for this year’s special, secret blend.

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Dos Maderas Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Chilled Magazine

Our Drink of the Week is the Dos Maderas Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Liqueur , Rum Dos Maderas Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Ingredients 2 oz Dos Maderas 5+3 Aged Rum 1/2 oz. Falernum 1/4 oz. Cointreau 3/4 oz. Fresh lime juice (optional) 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup (1:1) Preparation Chill a coupe glass. Shake all ingredients over ice for 10 seconds. Double-strain into your chilled glass.

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The Booziest Moments in Olympics History

VinePair

In June 2023, it was announced that attendees of the 2024 Paris Olympics would be prohibited from drinking alcohol at events unless they were VIPs. Organizers justified the decision by citing a 1991 French mandate known as Evin’s Law, which bans alcohol from the general public in stadiums. They could have sought an exemption from the mandate, but they just chose to roll with it instead.

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Actor Kevin Hart launches Gran Coramino Reposado

Spiritz

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has launched Gran Coramino Reposado, the third expression from the tequila brand he co-founded with 11th-generation tequila producer Juan Domingo Beckmann. Gran Coramino Reposado tequila combines over 250 years of tequila-making expertise with a dedication to quality, offering a complex aged tequila with a smooth, brandy-laced finish.

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Mixologist and Alcohol-Free Bar Owner Taylor Boyd’s Non-Alc Picks

Dry Atlas

From his days mixing drinks in the vibrant locales of Orlando to pioneering Refind , Taylor Boyd’s journey is one of passion, transformation, and innovation. Taylor’s path has been shaped by an innate love for hospitality and connection. This led him from bussing tables at a local country club to mastering the art of mixology, eventually studying hospitality and event management at the University of Central Florida.

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Watch Alessio Sarti Create his Violetta Maledetta cocktail Using Barfly Mixology Gear by Mercer

Chilled Magazine

Barfly Mixology Gear by Mercer presents the Chilled 100 Bartenders with its popular and professional mixology tools, gaining loyal fans across the country in the process. Watch as bartender Alassio Sarti of Miami Florida uses his bar tools from his Barfly Mixology Gear by Mercer mixology set to create an original cocktail. Gin , Liqueur , Vermouth Violetta Maledetta by Alessio Sarti - @vagabond.bartender Ingredients 1 ½ oz Butterfly Tea Pea Infused Gin 1 oz Bianco Vermouth 1 oz Italicus Liqu

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Fluff It Up: Why the Ramos Gin Fizz and Soufflé Cocktails Are on the Rise

VinePair

Over-the-top cocktails are on the rise. Not the chaotic , attention-grabbing drinks that employ theatrics purely for TikTok views — though there is some overlap — but rather the enticingly fluffy, soufflé-like cocktails that literally tower well above the upper limits of their glassware. Though their history goes back over a century, fizz-inspired drinks are currently gaining popularity.

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Happy waves in Wine Glass!

Spiritz

The wine industry in India is teeming with otential, yet it often finds itself hindered by lot-so- friendly policies. While the evolution of retail channels and the trend towards premiumisation are promising for the sector, the restrictive regulations imposed on wine entrepreneurs in many states need reform. To truly capitalise on India's wine potential, a shift towards more favourable policies is essential.

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