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Introducing the Finalists for Best New Bartenders 2024

PUNCH

Punch's Best New Bartenders of 2024 will be announced in August. Here are the finalists, a group driving cocktail culture forward.

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Check Out the Top 10 Finalists in the Paint the Town Mango Cocktail Competition

Chilled Magazine

Check out the Top 10 Semi-Finalists in the Paint the Town Mango with Mango Shotta who are in the running to win a trip to Tales of the Cocktail and cash prizes up to $2,000. The grand prize winner will be featured in Chilled Magazine. Good luck, bartenders! Tequila Lola Bunny by Stacie Valle Ingredients 2 ½ oz. Mango Shotta 1 slice ginger 1 oz. lime 1 oz. carrot juice Preparation Slice ginger and muddle in a shaker add carrot juice, lime juice and Mango Shotta shake with ice.

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Where to Drink Cocktails in Sacramento

Imbibe Magazine

Like Monterey , Sacramento is where I grew up, spending my teenage years there. I saw it before it became “ a great restaurant city ” and before it had a thriving cocktail scene with its own cocktail week. But even though it’s been decades since I’ve called California’s capital my home, I often visit family or spend the night when I’m passing through on a road trip.

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This Week's Sweltering Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Happy Friday, friends. You made it through a hot one. Hope you get a little respite from the heat this weekend even if it looks like a scorcher tomorrow for our Chicago bretheren. You know what I’ve heard helps? Really cold beer. Maybe on a shaded brewery patio somewhere. Just a suggestion. Thankfully since Wednesday I haven’t seen news of any other closures but I’m still keeping my eyes peeled.

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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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How the Queers Stole Billiards

PUNCH

The C U Next Tuesdays were the sole queer and femme team in New Orleans' pool league. Seeing an opportunity, their captain created a monthly tournament at the local dive, Big Daddy's.

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6 Cocktails from Heavenly Spirits Perfect for Summer

Chilled Magazine

As the weather heats up, the folks at Heavenly Spirits have created cocktails using some summertime favorites like fresh fruits and florals, perfect for cooling things down. Gin , Hard Cider , Liqueur The Smokey Mango Ingredients 1 oz Yu Gin 1 oz Jules Theuriet Mango Liqueur Top off with sparkling cider Preparation In a shaker, add ice, Yu Gin, and Jules Theuriet Mango Liqueur.

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This Week's New Beer Labels (But First, Closings)

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Before we get into this week’s labels, we’re in a little bit of a flurry of brewery closings, sad to say. Minutes before we sent Monday’s email, Dyer’s Windmill Brewing announced their closure as of June 29th. Then, yesterday we learned that Light the Lamp Brewing in Greyslake would also be shuttering that weekend , with their last day of operations set for June 30th.

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The Essential Guide to Aperitivo Liqueurs

PUNCH

These are the 15 best aperitivo and red bitter liqueurs, according to experts. Plus, how to use them in cocktails like the Negroni and more.

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The Chilled 100 Bartenders Craft Unique Chopin Vodka Cocktails

Chilled Magazine

Discover the artistry behind the perfect vodka cocktail with the Chilled 100 Bartenders as they craft unique and exquisite creations using Chopin Vodka. Renowned for its exceptional quality and smooth taste, Chopin serves as the ideal canvas for our talented bartenders. “Sweet and Spice and everything nice!” This cocktail is inspired by my mom’s sweet potato pie recipe with a little spice added.

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Decadent and Delicious Milkshake Recipes

Imbibe Magazine

With booze or without, milkshakes are a deliciously indulgent, frosty treat. Here are some of our favorites, from a salted caramel turtle pecan shake to a boozy date shake. Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake Bourbon, chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream? Don’t mind if we do. Campari Shake Fresh grapefruit and warm honey brighten and sweeten this bittersweet Campari shake.

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This Week's Beer News: 30 Years for Manitou, Athletic Takes On Ballast

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Not many craft beers get 30th birthdays, but up here in northern Michigan, today we celebrate three decades of Manitou Amber Ale. Originally brewed by Traverse Brewing, the beer moved to Brewery Terra Firma when they opened up shop about a decade back. Today, it’s still their biggest seller and legitimately a delicious, complex, hearty amber that deserves its praise.

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Our Favorite Spicy Tequila Cocktails

PUNCH

From a riff on the spicy Margarita to the Tequila Sunrise, here are nine simple tequila cocktail recipes that bring the heat.

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KiKi Vendéen Launches in the US

Chilled Magazine

Heavenly Spirits, leading importer of award-winning French spirits, announces the launch of KiKi Vendéen. The tradtional, before-dinner drink from the Vendée region of France is also called a Vin d’Épines or a troussepinéttè, as it is made with local wine and the young sap-laden shoots harvested from blackthorn bushes in the spring. Long regarded as a homemade delight to savor with family and friends, the exact regional recipes have been many and varied.

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The 5 Best-Selling Single Malt Scotch Whisky Brands in the U.S.

VinePair

Despite the competition from other surging spirits on the U.S. market, Scotch whisky is holding on. According to Shanken News Daily’s Impact Databank , thirst for single malt expressions grew steadily year-over-year from 2011 to 2021, with exports to the U.S. practically doubling in size to hit 2 million cases for the first time. Despite explosive growth, sales themselves have slowed in recent years, largely thanks to rising demand for spirits like tequila and American whiskey.

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Dewar's Double Double whisky pairing dinner at Ekaa, Mumbai

Spiritz

Dewar's will be bringing to Mumbai the experience of an exceptional whisky and food pairing. To be held at Ekaa in Fort, on 23 rd June, the exclusive evening will begin with a social hour dedicated to mingling and networking with fellow tastemakers in attendance. At the evening, the guests will get the opportunity to enjoy DEWAR’S premium Scotch whisky and artisanal tapas.

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The Who’s Who of Wine Cool

PUNCH

These are the 10 best natural wine producers to know right now, according to sommeliers, wine writers and buyers.

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Heat Check Spicy Mary

Chilled Magazine

Spirit of Gallo announces the release of Heat Check, a new hot pepper-flavored vodka created in partnership with New Amsterdam Vodka and the groundbreaking YouTube show Hot Ones hosted by Sean Evans. “At Spirit of Gallo, we believe in crafting innovative spirits that not only taste great, but also spark cultural conversations,” says Brandon Lieb, VP of Spirits at Gallo.

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Clarified Cocktails Are Everywhere — It’s Getting Boring

VinePair

A terrible Margarita is a small tragedy, but a real one. The cocktail’s charm lies in its near un-mess-up-ability : tangy lime, bright tequila , sweet triple sec shaken together until fluffy and cold. Simple. Refreshing. Even losing lime for sour mix can’t completely mess up a Margarita. What can mess up a Margarita? Clarifying it. “Right now, everybody wants everything clarified, everything.

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Mansion House emerges as second-largest selling brandy globally

Spiritz

Tilaknagar Industries (TI) has announced that its flagship brand Mansion House Brandy has emerged as the largest-selling brandy in India and the second-largest selling brandy in the world for the year 2023. The rankings have been published in ‘The Millionaires’ Club’ report released by international trade journal Drinks International, in June 2024.

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A Field Guide to Drinking Wine Right Now

PUNCH

The best natural wine producers, bottles to try, bars to visit and trends to know in 2024, according to sommeliers and experts.

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We’re Getting Ready for Vinexpo, 2024

Chilled Magazine

Get ready New York! Vinexpo America is coming June 24 – 25, 2024. Register here. After successful events at Wine Paris in February and Vinexpo Asia in Hong Kong in May, the Vinexposium Group is thrilled to head to New York City for Vinexpo America. Taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, this leading wine and spirits trade show will be co-located with the Summer Fancy Food Show, offering a richer experience with a focus on gourmet and artisanal foods.

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Celebrating Heritage Through Hospitality: Building Stronger Communities in the Cocktail Industry

Tales of the Cocktail

By Keyatta Mincey-Parker @asipofparadisegarden The hospitality industry is rich with history, traditions, and innovations, and plays a crucial role in weaving the social fabric of communities worldwide. This expands beyond culinary and service, it includes, beverages. It’s really beautiful to see how more and more cocktails, which have always been here, are finally being recognized.

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Illicit liquor tragedy in TN

Spiritz

About 29 people died, and more than 60 were hospitalised after allegedly drinking illicit liquor in Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi district, on 19 th June. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, MK Stalin said that action was taken against those officials who were responsible for not preventing the incident. In a post on X, MK Stalin said, “I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the deaths of people who had consumed adulterated liquor in Kallakurichi.

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This Frothy Amaro Daiquiri Does Digestivo Differently

PUNCH

The Amaro Daiquiri from Jersey City bar Dullboy is the ideal summer cocktail. The digestivo drink calls on three amari in place of rum.

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Paris Manhattan

Chilled Magazine

From the bar teams at Asheville Proper and Little D’s , two sister restaurants located in North Carolina, comes blossoming new cocktails – one of which is the flavorful and dynamic “Paris Manhattan.” Inspired by the classic Manhattan, the Paris Manhattan is a floral-forward libation crafted with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, resulting in a sweeter and more refreshing alternative to the traditional cocktail.

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Review: Hatozaki Omakase Rye Third Edition Mizunara Cask Finish

Drinkhacker

Hatozaki Master Distiller & Blender Kimio Yonezawa is a fourth-generation shochu distiller who began producing Hatozaki’s whisky line in 2017. In addition to the brand’s core expressions , Yonezawa and his team produced limited runs of their “Omakase” line. The third such release — limited to under 3,000 bottles, and only sold in the U.S. market — is an American rye whiskey that was finished in Mizunara casks at the Kaikyo Distillery.

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Rare recognition for Radico’s whisky and gin brands

Spiritz

Radico Khaitan’s Rampur Jugalbandi #3 has been awarded Best World Whisky and its Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin has been honoured as the Best Gin at the prestigious John Barleycorn Awards 2024 with 94 points each. Both of these brands were also honoured with Double Gold medals. Other luxury brands of the company were also awarded top medals with Rampur Jugalbandi #4 and Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin awarded Double Gold medals, and Rampur Asava and Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky

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Madeira’s Pé de Cabra Will “Give You Power”

PUNCH

The post Madeira’s Pé de Cabra Will “Give You Power” appeared first on PUNCH.

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Utah Homebrewer Recreates Ancient Egyptian Beer Using 3,000-Year-Old Yeast and Recipe

VinePair

While there are some truly outrageous craft brews out there — which incorporate everything from frozen pizza to squid ink — Utah homebrewer Dylan McDonnell took on the ultimate beer experiment when he set out to replicate an ancient Egyptian recipe with real ancient yeast. McDonnell, who also holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies, was inspired by the creative at-home baking that took place during the pandemic.

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UK wine tourism up 55% in two years

Drinks International

WineGB has released its first wine tourism report which shows that visits to UK vineyards and wineries have risen by 55% in two years. The UK Wine.

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Bira 91 and Colocal Chocolates bring beer bonbons

Spiritz

Bira 91 Taproom and Colocal Chocolates have launched unique beer bonbons on Father’s Day. Collaboration between both the parties is driven by a shared passion for innovation and creativity to craft a truly unforgettable experience for the consumers. The collaboration showcased the versatility of Bira 91’s Malabar Stout, which pairs exceptionally well with Colocal Chocolates, made with single-origin cacao from Idukki in Kerala.

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Review: Etude 2021 Pinot Gris and 2020 Pinot Noir

Drinkhacker

Two wines from Etude, which crafts bottlings from all over California — but particularly Napa Valley. These two expressions are current releases, both from Carneros, sandwiched between Sonoma and Napa. 2021 Etude Pinot Gris Carneros – Etude’s pinot gris invariably offers a floral-heavy, slightly austere experience, and this 2021 bottling is no exception.

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The VinePair Podcast: Inside Mayenda Tequila’s Unique Approach to Tequila

VinePair

Sponsored by Mayenda Tequila. If you were to stand in front of the ovens that slowly roast agave piñas, your nose would be flooded with the sweet scent of caramel. But don’t take our word for it, just ask Jesús Susunaga Acosta, master tequilero at Mayenda Tequila. Those elusive, decadent aromas are usually lost during the agave distillation process, a fact that left Acosta determined to recapture them.

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Delicious, Refreshing Moscow Mule Classic Cocktail Recipe

Mix That Drink

The Moscow Mule is a much-loved classic cocktail known for its refreshing quality. With its distinct ginger beer kick and tangy lime twist, it's a staple in bars and households. The post Delicious, Refreshing Moscow Mule Classic Cocktail Recipe appeared first on Mix That Drink.

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Bacardi being honoured for habitat conservation

Spiritz

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has recognised Bacardi with an award for its work to protect the river running through its Bombay Sapphire gin distillery. The Bacardi team invests in conservation work to support local wildlife and biodiversity around the home of its Bombay Sapphire gin. On the banks of the River Test – an area which has held the Site of Special Scientific Interest status since 1991 wildflowers have been planted and fish and eel passes have also been constructed to allow

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Book Review: Malort: The Redemption of a Revered & Reviled Spirit

Drinkhacker

Jeppson’s Malört. Do I have your attention? Did you find yourself having a reaction to the mere mention of Jeppson’s Malört? Did you feel it in your body? Did your face automatically grimace in the fashion of what is disaffectionately known as “Malört Face”? Whether you identify with anything just referenced or have no clue what I’m talking about, I’ve got a book for you!

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