Chefs Battle Behind the Bar Monday Night at Red Herring

Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, 1757 Frankfort Ave, will host Bistro 1860’s Michael Crouch for a Chef Bartending Battle on Monday June 18, pulling Crouch out of the kitchen and pitting him against Red...

Modern Day Moonshine

Shop any decent liquor store and you’ll find a growing number of clear spirits that aren’t gin, vodka or rum. I’m talking moonshine, a debatably named clear liquor and tasty tribute to the turbulent...

Tequila: Brothers in the Barrel

The bourbon craze deserves some credit for tequila’s soaring popularity. Most Baby Boomers recall bourbon as “the drunk’s drink” in the 1970s. Back then, gin was coming in, vodka was rockin’ and rum was running....

In The Mix

Although mixers are an instrumental part of building a delicious cocktail, the wrong mix can turn a good spirit into a bad cocktail. When I speak about cocktails, I always emphasize balance because you want...

Vodka — The Gateway Spirit

I am a cocktail enthusiast, part of a small but growing handful of people who drink because we love the art of drinking. I love the theatrics involved in preparing a quality drink: the sound...

Coffee & Spirits

As summer approaches and with it the heat and humidity starts climbing, everyone looks for ways to stay cool and still enjoy the increased entertainment and festivities that warmer temperatures bring. Cocktails have become more...

Old World Character with a New Age Spirit – Dumante Verdenoce

Have you tried Dumante, that ancient nutty liqueur sipped for ages in pistachio groves of Sicily? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t, because Dumante has only been out since Fall of 2007, although its rich,...

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