Debate persists about the origins of the beloved margarita
Let’s set the record straight. No one is wastin’ away in Margaritaville because it’s his own damn fault. [Read more…]
Japan is taking the drinking world by storm
A native-born alcohol enjoys a revival
Jazz and cocktails rank high among U.S. cultural contributions
Ice cream drinks grow up with a boozy kick
How bartenders are using fruits, flowers and veggies to enhance cocktails
For too long, chefs and restaurateurs have been hogging the garden.
In the past decade or more, they’ve seized on the slogans “Farm to Table” and “Garden to Table,” to the point one would think eating is all farms and gardens are for.
Well, guess what: All those fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs you’ve been hoarding aren’t just for tables. This is the era of “Farm to Bar” and “Garden to Bar,” and it’s every bit as tasty, if not more. [Read more…]
Sauce and smoky flavors bring the outdoor barbecue to your glass
You can’t make a creamy cocktail without breaking a few eggs
Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of England, might have made the best observation when she said, “It may be the cock that crows, but it’s the hen that lays the eggs.”
She was talking about gender contributions, of course, but she could just as well have been propped on a bar stool contemplating her mixed drink. [Read more…]
When Lent and Valentine’s Day collide, embrace the mocktail
February this year is going to be the most interesting of months for imbibers. [Read more…]