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Espresso Ginger Martini

Chilled Magazine

Celebrate National Espresso Martini Day with this riff on the classic! Manny Hinojosa, Cazadores global brand ambassador, mixes his Espresso Ginger Martini with coffee liqueur to mellow espresso’s bitter side. The result: an amazing blend of powerful espresso and the spicy heat of ginger. Check out the recipe below! Photo by Manny Hinojosa Tequila Espresso Ginger Martini by Manny Hinojosa Ingredients ½ oz.

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Drink of the Week: Natterjack Irish Whiskey

Imbibe Magazine

As we recently explored in our Drinks Atlas column, Irish whiskey is experiencing a renaissance. From near oblivion less than a century ago, the industry has rebounded with both historic makers pushing the category and new brands entering the fray. Natterjack Irish Whiskey was conceived of by entrepreneur Aidan Mehigan, who aimed to create a contemporary Irish whiskey, both incorporating American techniques and paying homage to the spirit of the island.

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Madrid’s Combinación Is Ready for Its Second Act

PUNCH

Madrid’s Combinación, an easy cocktail made with gin and sweet vermouth from the 1920s, is seeing a revival in Spain and around the world.

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Stauning Whisky Announce ‘Drinks Kollektive’ International Cocktail Competition

BarLifeUK

Stauning Drinks Kollektive Entry Deadline: 4th May, 2024 Click to view full size Earlier this year BarLifeUK interviewed Ali Reynolds about his role as global ambassador and head of advocacy for Stauning Whisky. During that chat we got the impression that Stauning were planning to enter the cocktail competition scene in a big way, and sure enough, this week the Danish distiller unveiled the Stauning Drinks Kollektive, a huge international competition open to bartenders in the UK, Denmark, German

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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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Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders: Jess Gutierrez-Switaj, Golden Vale

Chilled Magazine

Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders. Power’s Irish Whiskey has teamed up with the Chilled 100 bartenders in our cocktail countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with us by mixing original cocktails created by our talented bartenders using Power’s Irish Whiskey. Throughout its long history, Powers Irish Whiskey has shaped not only Irish culture but the world far beyond the Emerald Isle.

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Veggie Cocktails for Spring

Imbibe Magazine

Fruits have long been a go-to for cocktail mixing. But when you’re looking for a more savory flavor profile, head toward the veggie aisle. Peppers, cucumber, corn, beets, carrots—the options are many, but here’s a list of veggie cocktails that will get you heading in the right direction. California Cooler Whatever the outdoor occasion, this bubbly, herbaceous cocktail will lend the perfect sunny-day touch.

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Ingredient Foraging Guides and Resources

BarLifeUK

Don’t eat yellow snow. Especially in March, because it’s probably not snow. Most journalists mark the arrival of Spring with descriptions of birdsong, blossom and flowers bursting into beautiful life. Not so me. Spring, for me, arrives the first time I am woken up at three A.M by the unearthly howl of foxes shagging in the hedge behind my flat. “Not this s**t again” I invariably say to myself, followed by “f **g foxes f **g”, which, I’m not ashamed to sa

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Celebrate National Espresso Martini Day: NYC’s Top Spots for the Ultimate Experience

Chilled Magazine

National Espresso Martini Day might be the highlight for coffee cocktail lovers, but it takes the right venue to make the occasion truly special. This March 15th, check out these NYC bars and restaurants for their unique takes on the Espresso Martini, special deals, and festive vibes: Hidden Lane Hidden Lane brings a touch of whimsy to their Espresso Martini lineup.

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Q&A: Rebekah Peppler on Drinking the French Way

Imbibe Magazine

Expat journalist Rebekah Peppler has spent the better part of a decade living in Paris and traveling through France as she documents the country’s culinary culture. Through transportive imagery and tantalizing recipes, her books take readers into the heart of French gastronomy. After featuring a recipe from her newest book, le SUD , in our March/April 2024 issue , we sat down with Peppler to dive deeper into the microcosms of French food and drink and the spirit of connection that underlin

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Bring Back the Kiss the Boys Goodbye

PUNCH

The Kiss the Boys Goodbye, a sour cocktail made with sloe gin and Cognac, gets a second look at Washington, D.C. bar The Wells.

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This Week's Pre-Paddy's Day Craft Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Sláinte, friends. If you’re motivated by the holiday spirit this weekend, Time Out Chicago has a big list of St. Paddy’s Day doings with one massive omission: The Tossers, Chicago’s favorite longtime Celt-punk troubadours aka The World’s Loudest Folk Band, are playing Metro tomorrow night, which is exactly where I’ll be.

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Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders: Dallas Juanes Emerald Isle Golden Affair Cocktail

Chilled Magazine

Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders. Power’s Irish Whiskey has teamed up with the Chilled 100 bartenders in our cocktail countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with us by mixing original cocktails created by our talented bartenders using Power’s Irish Whiskey. Throughout its long history, Powers Irish Whiskey has shaped not only Irish culture but the world far beyond the Emerald Isle.

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13 to Try: Vermouths

Imbibe Magazine

I was talking to a longtime bartender friend recently about the way things were back in the early days of the cocktail renaissance, around the time when we’d first met, almost 20 years ago. In our accustomed, crotchety “In my day we had to walk five miles through the snow, uphill each way” manner, we lamented the dearth of choices behind the bar back then, and how much things had changed.

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Where to Drink Martinis in New York

PUNCH

The best bars to drink a Martini in NYC, from historic Bemelmans Bar and Hotel Chelsea to newcomers like Rockefeller Center’s Le Rock.

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We Excel (heh) at This Week's New Beer Labels

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Sometimes when the universe gives you an opportunity to title your weekly email with a bit of wordplay, you gotta take it. That’s why this is… The New Illinois Beer Label of the Week: On Monday, we showed you a news story about Excel Brewing & Bottling Company in downstate Breese, and today we see this label drop into our laps. It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything from this team, so maybe they’re gearing up for a more beer-y summer?

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Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders: Tara Gillum, Rye’z & Shine

Chilled Magazine

Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders. Power’s Irish Whiskey has teamed up with the Chilled 100 bartenders in our cocktail countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with us by mixing original cocktails created by our talented bartenders using Power’s Irish Whiskey. Throughout its long history, Powers Irish Whiskey has shaped not only Irish culture but the world far beyond the Emerald Isle.

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

VinePair

Despite the bleak forecast for much of the global wine industry, Americans still love their red, white, and rosé. In 2021, the U.S. imported a whopping 456 million gallons of wine, accounting for roughly 17 percent of the world’s total wine imports. And with the U.S. being home to over 11,000 wineries, American drinkers have no shortage of options when it comes to great bottles — and their consumption habits prove it.

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To Understand Chicago, Drink at Its Essential Taverns

PUNCH

The best dives, taverns and neighborhood bars in Chicago, Illinois, from The Long Room to the Old Town Ale House.

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Spring Has Already Sprung (With a Lot Of Beer News)

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

If the amount of news is any indication, taprooms will soon start filling up and plenty of beer will be flowing from draft lines across the country, because we have over four dozen pieces of beer news in this week’s email (and that doesn’t include the handful of links that got left on the edit room floor). That’s a lot. Go outside, have a beer in the sunshine and celebrate all this aggregation that you don’t have to do, thanks to all of our efforts. 😉 Speaking of

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Women of the Vine & Spirits launches 86 Harassment, an Industry-wide Initiative to Address Sexual Harassment in Hospitality

Chilled Magazine

Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) , the only global membership organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women across every industry sector and all three-tiers in the beverage alcohol industry, has announced 86 Harassment ( www.86harassment.com ) , a groundbreaking industry-wide initiative addressing sexual harassment and gender-based violence within the beverage alcohol and hospitality industries.

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We Asked 6 Bartenders: What’s the Most Overrated Bourbon? (2024)

VinePair

There are many reasons why a bourbon fan may find a brand overrated. They may scoff at the hype generated by limited allocations. They may not understand the zealous enthusiasm of rabid enthusiasts. They may feel the price point doesn’t jibe with the quality of the juice. A special technique used to create the brand may strike them as gimmicky, or they may just simply have given an expression a taste and decided, “meh.

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Where’d You Go, Piquette?

PUNCH

Piquette, a natural wine category that was once the industry's cool fad, is now practically endangered. How did it rise and fall so quickly?

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An Irish Whiskey Sazerac Riff With a Bit of Scotch

Cocktails with Suderman

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For this year’s Irish whiskey holiday — that’s what it is, right? — we’re going to make one of my favorite Irish whiskey cocktails, the Cooper Union. The Cooper Union was created by one of this newsletter’s heroes, bartender Phil Ward, during the early days of Death & Co. Like most of Ward’s creations, it’s deceptively simple — an easy-to-make mix of high quality Irish whiskey , St.

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High Rise Seltzers: They’re In the Limelight For A Reason

Chilled Magazine

Crafted in the Southeast with real fruit, organic cane sugar and infused with full-spectrum hemp, High Rise is one of the most versatile canned beverages on the market right now. The hemp-derived cannabis infused into these seltzers is a non-alcoholic alternative and may help enhance pleasure and motivation, regulate sleep, and reduce inflammation. High Rise boasts a full line of seltzers with flavors like mango, blueberry, and lime.

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Bring Back Busch Light Apple

VinePair

Every construction project requires a carrot dangling at the end of the measuring stick. Earlier this year, as Keith Wedeking began building a garage at his house in Cedar Falls, Iowa, he resolved to drink a rare beer upon completing the project. Instead of an imperial stout or lambic of great vintage, Wedeking had squirreled away four expired cans of Busch Light Apple, a flavored lager that was discontinued in 2022.

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Punch’s Essential City Guides

PUNCH

The best cocktail bars to visit in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans and more, according to the editors of Punch.

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Helping Others Find Their Feet

Spiritz

From the day she first gave thought to charting out a career, Seema Sukumar, Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, Head of Business Integrity at Diageo India, was determined that it would be in the pursuit of law. Since then, she has garnered immense experience and insights into the legal world especially pertaining to the alcoholic beverages sector.

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Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders: Nikolai Bogost, Dagda’s Elixir

Chilled Magazine

Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders. Power’s Irish Whiskey has teamed up with the Chilled 100 bartenders in our cocktail countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with us by mixing original cocktails created by our talented bartenders using Power’s Irish Whiskey. Throughout its long history, Powers Irish Whiskey has shaped not only Irish culture but the world far beyond the Emerald Isle.

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Martini Magic: How This Classic Cocktail Can Help Your Community

VinePair

With a history that spans centuries, it’s no surprise that gin has found itself at the receiving end of all sorts of tweaks and adjustments. People are curious by nature (spirit distillers, especially), and that often results in out-of-the-bottle ingredients and an emphasis on components other than gin’s mainstay flavor: juniper berries. “It doesn’t serve anyone to dismiss experimentation or innovation,” says VinePair managing editor Tim McKirdy, “but within gin, th

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Where to Drink in New York City

PUNCH

The best cocktail bars to visit in New York City, from a Rockefeller Center destination to a Manhattan rooftop bar with the best view.

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Jack Daniel’s releases ginger ale RTD

Spiritz

Jack Daniel’s launched the latest flavor within the brand’s canned cocktail series called Jack & Ginger Ale. Jack Daniel’s describes its latest RTD cocktail as smooth and balanced with refreshing notes of tangy ginger that complement the bold and distinct flavour of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The Jack & Ginger Ale joins Jack Daniel’s & Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel’s & Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, and Jack Honey & Lemonade in the brand’s RTD.

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Check Out the Original Southside Ready-to-Drink Cocktail

Chilled Magazine

The Original Southside, a ready-to-drink cocktail made from a refreshing blend of premium gin, lemon and mint is here! Capturing the spirit of the Roaring 20s and remixing it for the new generation of cocktail fans who are looking for sophistication without sacrificing convenience, The Original Southside is an easy, ready-to-drink recipe of top-notch ingredients with a 10%ABV.

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The Best Beer and Shot Combos, According to Reddit

VinePair

In the age of over-the-top cocktail presentations and $30 Martinis , sometimes it’s just refreshing to indulge in a simple beer and a shot. But with the number of brews and liquors out there, choosing the ideal combination isn’t always straightforward. Still, most bartenders have pretty strong preferences when it comes to their go-to one-two punch. That’s why one brave Reddit user took to the r/bartenders subReddit channel to pose the question: “ What is your go-to shot and beer combo?

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Meet the ‘Super Vino Bros,’ the New Jersey Twins Who’ve Become Natural Wine’s Most Unlikely Stars

PUNCH

Meet the Super Vino Bros, the natural wine influencers and twins from New Jersey who have won over the industry on Instagram and TikTok.

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Prarrthona joins Moet Hennessy India as Head of Regulatory Affairs

Spiritz

Prarrthona Pal Chowdhury has joined Moet Hennessy India as Head of Regulatory Affairs. With a background in public affairs at Pernod Ricard India and extensive experience across various sectors including sales, marketing, and business development, she brings over two decades of expertise to her new role. Prarrthona holds certifications as a Whisky Ambassador and WSET Level 2 in Spirits, Level 3 in Wines, as well as postgraduate degrees in Business Management and Digital Marketing and Communicati

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Monin Launches Sugar-Free Lavender and Hydration Boost

Chilled Magazine

Monin Americas has launched two new products, focusing on functionality for consumers. The brand is splashing into spring with Sugar Free Lavender Syrup and Hydration Boost – two deliciously refreshing products that meet growing demand for health-conscious and functional options that seamlessly fit into various lifestyles. Joining the brands existing Beverage Boost line, Hydration Boost is an electrolyte concentrate formulated without any added sugar or sweeteners that provides a blend of magnes

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