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Crowd-Pleasing Pitcher Drinks

Imbibe Magazine

With the warm weather ramping up, more outdoor gatherings—such as backyard barbecues, pool parties, and al fresco brunches—are on the horizon. Put that pitcher to good use with these warm-weather recipes that work swimmingly in large quantities. Black Rock Chiller In this simple batched cocktail, Branca Menta’s minty cooling power matches crisp tequila and earthy gentian liqueur.

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In Search of the Ultimate Daiquiri

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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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BREAKING: Lagunitas Chicago Production Facility to Shutter

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

According to reporting from Beer Business Daily as well as posts and stories across social media, Lagunitas announced plans today to close their massive Chicago production facility and taproom space on the city’s southwest side. The adjacent warehouse will remain in operation, with a few employees held over at that space, but otherwise the final day of operation at the Douglas Park facility will be August 1st.

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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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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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Drink of the Week: Cleto Chiarli “Vecchia Modena Premium” Lambrusco

Imbibe Magazine

Honestly, “it’s Tuesday” was reason enough to pop open a bottle of Lambrusco from the range I had recently received from historic Emilia-Romagna producer Cleto Chiarli. But the fact that it was a balmy, early summer evening, warm enough to have dinner the backyard, made it extra fitting. We threw together an impromptu charcuterie board and popped a bottle of the Vecchia Modena Premium.

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Our Favorite Three-Ingredient Cocktails

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15 easy cocktail recipes to try at home, from a Negroni riff to an underrated classic tequila drink to a Japanese whisky highball and more.

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Ghost Tequila Breaks Record for Largest Spicy Margarita!

Chilled Magazine

On May 4th, Ghost Tequila hosted a record-breaking event by creating the world’s largest Perfectly Spicy™ Margarita! Hector Acevedo and Manuel Picon of Cocktail Cartel Co. expertly mixed this margarita with precision and flair. Photo by Sooperkul The towering cocktail glass designed to look like the Ghost logo stood at 9.11 feet tall and boasted a capacity of 125 gallons (45 gallons of liquid and 35 gallons of ice).

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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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A Highly Curated List of New York’s Best Natural Wine Bars

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The 12 best natural wine bars in New York City to visit include spaces that double as excellent restaurants, neighborhood gems and more.

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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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The Plaid Tuxedo for Martini Week

Chilled Magazine

Martini Week (May 20 – May 26th) is inspired by raising a glass and building community. Check out The Plaid Tuxedo created for Martini Week by Comstock Saloon in San Francisco. Gin , Liqueur , Scotch , Sherry The Plaid Tuxedo Ingredients 2 oz Junipero Gin 1 oz Manzanilla Sherry 1/4 oz scotch 1 barspoon maraschino liqueur Preparation Shake strain into Martini glass.

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Where to Drink in Downtown Napa

Imbibe Magazine

In 2014, when Aubrey Bailey left her job at the world-famous French Laundry restaurant to open a bar in downtown Napa, expectations were low. “Everyone told me, ‘You’ll be back in six months,’” she says, laughing. Instead, Bailey’s Cadet Wine + Beer Bar played a major role in the revitalization of Napa’s formerly sleepy downtown. During the last decade, more than 60 shops and 70 new bars, restaurants, tasting rooms, and breweries have opened in an area once dismissed as a stopover en route to th

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What Exactly Is the Spanish Dive Bar Staple, Leche de Pantera?

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Leche de Pantera, or Panther's Milk, is a Spanish cocktail made with gin and condensed milk that’s become a dive bar staple.

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This Week's Mountain-Hiking, Hemp-Beverage-Drinking, WTTW-and-FOX-Chicago-Contributing Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Happy Friday, friends! Man. What a week. Let’s get things wrapped up early and get outta here. First up, a little pre-holiday-weekend admin: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we will not be publishing a beer news email on Monday , but we will be hoping you can enjoy a little time off, presumably with a beer or three. As always, thank you for being here and we’ll pick back up on Wednesday.

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Celebrate National Wine Day With These 2 Simple Wine Cocktails!

Chilled Magazine

With National Wine Day rapidly approaching on May 25th, what better way to celebrate than by sipping it? Mix up these 2 bubbly recipes, courtesy of Darrin Ylisto and Miriam Matasar, owners of NOLA natural wine shop, Really Really Nice Wine. Red Wine Kalimotxo by Really Really Nice Wine Ingredients Red Wine (Kiki and Juan Rojo) Mexican Coca Cola, to top Preparation Fill a glass with ice.

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The Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge Crowns a 2024 Global Bar Artist Champion

Imbibe Magazine

Following regional competitions around the world, ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto has named Esmerelda Castrogivanni of Sips Drinkery in Barcelona, Spain, the global winner of the 2024 Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge. The competition, now in its sixth edition, took place on May 12 at The Court in Rome, and challenged bartenders from across the globe to craft an original and unique aperitivo-style cocktail, inspired by any art form and using ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto.

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Bring Back the Fox River

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The Fox River, a forgotten Old-Fashioned cocktail recipe, makes a comeback as a stone fruit julep at Los Angeles restaurant Spago.

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Meadery Battles + This Week's New Beer Labels

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Before we get started with this week’s labels, we’ve got a little bit of a scoop for you. The co-owners of northwest Indiana-based Boneflower Mead , one of the nation’s top-ranked meaderies, are doing battle in court over control of the business. As today’s story by GDB Steve notes, Boneflower co-founder Aaron Schavey filed suit against fellow co-founder Geoff Resney in Lake County Superior Court on Friday accusing his business partner of fraud, deception and draining bus

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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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We Asked 11 Beer Pros: What’s the Most Underrated Macro Beer?

VinePair

While it seems like every state in the U.S. now has a selection of local microbreweries, there are still moments that call for a good old macro beer. You might find yourself in a dive bar or at a sports arena without a wide selection of craft brews, or you could end up at a party or tailgate where the hosts have opted to lean into a more affordable beer lineup.

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Bring Back the Fox River

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The Fox River, a forgotten Old-Fashioned cocktail recipe, makes a comeback as a stone fruit julep at Los Angeles restaurant Spago.

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Getting the Upper Hand on Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Before we get to the news, we’re giving you a little something different today.

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Bartenders, Hustling Behind the Bar? Here’s Why You Should Enter this year’s Coramino Cup

Chilled Magazine

In partnership with Gran Coramino® Tequila, we’re excited for the return of The Coramino Cup Bartender Competition for another thrilling year! Now through June 23rd, enter for a chance to earn a spot to compete in the Finals in Las Vegas where one grand prize winner will be crowned the 2024 Gran Coramino Bartender of the Year, win $10,000, and be featured in a holiday issue of our magazine!

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Review: Jeptha Creed Wheated Bourbon 6 Years Old

Drinkhacker

America is in the middle of a new golden age of whiskey. The legacy distillers will always be what they are, but America is at the point where a significant wave of craft distillers are host to whiskey at 5 years and older. It doesn’t seem that long ago that craft whiskey meant a grossly overpriced bottle of 18-month product. Expensive young whiskey still exists in the craft sector, but now we also have offerings such as Jeptha Creed Wheated Kentucky Straight Bourbon 6 Years Old.

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Upgrade Your Gimlet With This No-Cook Rhubarb Syrup

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An easy rhubarb syrup transforms the Gimlet, Whiskey Sour, French 75 and other classic cocktails with fruit-forward spring flavor.

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Radisson Sector 29, Gurugram promotes Bhupendra and Parul

Spiritz

Radisson Hotel Sector 29, Gurugram, proudly announces the promotion of Parul Trehan to the position of Learning and Development Manager; and Bhupendra Tomar to the position of Food and Beverage Manager, effective April 1, 2024. Parul Trehan, an English Honors graduate from Jaipur, started her remarkable career at the Heritage Hotel, owned by the Jaipur royal family.

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The Chilled 100 Bartenders Celebrate Creativity by Crafting Original Cocktails Made with Plymouth Gin

Chilled Magazine

Once upon a time, in the quaint seaside town of Plymouth, there lived a man named James. James was a lover of adventure and a connoisseur of fine cocktails, particularly one named Devil’s Point Punch. This tantalizing concoction, made with Plymouth Gin and a blend of tropical fruits, had become James’s signature drink, a taste of paradise in every sip.

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Book Review: The Tequila Ambassador Version Originale

Drinkhacker

Spirits enthusiasts are always on watch for the next trend in spirits. Whiskey and brandy have held international acclaim for eons, but could tequila be the next craze? The popularity and credibility of tequila as a premium spirit has been on the rise, thanks in large part to Tomas Estes. Estes passed in 2021 but served as the champion that tequila required.

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The Best Canned Wines Right Now

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The 9 best canned wines to drink right now, including rosé, red, white, orange and sparkling wines, which are all ideal for summer.

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The 10 Best White Sangria Recipes

VinePair

When thinking of Sangria, sweaty, fruit-loaded pitchers of red wine and ice likely come to mind. But while Red Sangria is undoubtedly more popular than White Sangria, the latter can be equally (if not more) delicious, and certainly deserves a space in your summer repertoire. Unlike its red counterpart, which is often packed with winter-friendly ingredients like citrus, apples, and baking spices, White Sangria tends to be lighter and more refreshing, its pale base better able to take on the flavo

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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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Bacardi’s latest creation

Spiritz

Bacardi Global Travel Retail featured its blended Scotch whisky portfolio – Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old Stone Toasted at the 2024 TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition. The new expression is expected to launch this year, with a travel retail exclusive Discovery Pack of two expressions to feature exclusively with China Duty Free Group throughout May.

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The Glen Grant master distiller to retire

Drinks International

The Glen Grant has announced the retirement of master distiller Dennis Malcolm OBE, who will leave his role at the end of June, after a six-decade long career.

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Glen Grant’s Master Distiller, Dennis Malcolm OBE To Retire, New Master Distiller Named

The Whiskey Wash

Dennis Malcolm is leaving Glen Grant after a 63-year career in the scotch whisky industry. Credit: The Glen Grant The Glen Grant , a Speyside scotch whisky distillery, has announced the retirement of Dennis Malcolm OBE, Master Distiller. After a 63-year career in the whisky industry, Malcolm is passing the mantle to Greig Stables on July 1st, 2024.

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Review: Watershed Straight Bourbon Uncut Unfiltered

Drinkhacker

Ohio-based Watershed Distillery has been making spirits since 2010, though this will be the first time Drinkhacker has taken a tasting tour of their bourbon. Today we have their barrel proof “Uncut Unfiltered” straight bourbon whiskey; not having experienced their staple bourbon expressions, we’re just diving into the deepest end. This release is aged for 4 years in Ohio-made char #5 barrels, which I found to be an interesting proposition.

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Diageo announces trial of paper-based bottle

Spiritz

Diageo has announced plans to replace glass bottles of Baileys with paper-based packaging on a trial basis. In partnership with PA Consulting, as part of the Bottle Collective with PA and PulPac, Diageo will trial a dry molded fiber bottle which is 90% paper, with a thin plastic liner and a foil seal The bottle is designed for recycling in standard paper streams and does not require the consumers to separate the plastic liner from the paper bottle when disposing.

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