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Albert Park Swizzle

Every few years the first weekend in May brings a conjunction of two events—the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. On some occasions the two events coincide on the same

Eastern Sour

This Drink of the Week week is actually three drinks in one. The Eastern Sour is the first of a small family of sour cocktails invented by none other than

Wenzhou Punch

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is just around the corner, and ever since the US Congress officially declared it as such in 2007, folks in Kentucky consider the month of September

Don’t Forget Derby Day

Tomorrow is the day we normally post the Drink of the Week. It’s also Cinco de Mayo, which is a great excuse to post a tequila cocktail. However, this Saturday is

Knob Creek Release Party

Twenty years after Booker Noe, sixth generation distiller and grandson of Jim Beam, introduced Knob Creek bourbon, we will soon see their first ever single barrel bottling. Those of you

Cruise Ship Cocktails

It’s a tricky thing, choosing cocktails on a cruise ship. Do you go with the signature Drink of the Day or pick one from the menu—a list that is bloated

Ambassadorship

Just last week, we received word from Bill Samuels, Jr., President of Maker’s Mark Distillery that our barrel has been moved to it’s new resting place in the warehouse for

Paper Airplane

This week we had originally intended to write about the Aviation cocktail, but the Aviation is a drink so good that we were able to find an excuse to feature

Boulevardier

A few weeks ago, someone mentioned the Boulevardier cocktail in a comment. It’s a drink that we first read about in Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, and one

Templeton Rye, The Good Stuff

It’s Whiskey It may seem like a broad category with all of the different styles made throughout the world, but once you understand the basic steps of production, whiskey isn’t

STEP to the Dot to the HEN

Imagine our delight to find out that our brother-in-law enjoys the exact same vodka martini that we do: Ketel One with a twist. It’s so simple that when we thought