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Meet the Man Who Helped Kick Off London's Latest Gin Craze
Meet the Man Who Helped Kick Off London's Latest Gin Craze

When Sipsmith fired up Prudence, its original copper pot still, in 2009, the craft brand became London’s first new gin distillery in nearly two centuries. To end that lengthy moratorium, the owners lobbied the U.K. government to overturn antiquated legislation prohibiting small-time producers from entering the market.

Tomahawk Punch
Tomahawk Punch

The ultimate bubbly fall punch, best served in a pumpkin punch bowl.750 ml Bourbon12 oz Ancho Reyes ancho chile liqueur12 oz Honey syrup*12 oz Fresh lime juice, strained1/2 oz Angostura bitters500 ml Sparkling cider1 Large pumpkin, top sliced off and insides removedGarnish: Lime wheelGarnish: Thinly sliced lemon wheelGarnish: NutmegGarnish: CinnamonAdd all ingredients into a large punch bowl or hollowed-out pumpkin.

Muchote Reposado Tequila
Muchote Reposado Tequila

About Muchote Reposado TequilaFounder:Will Elger and Dave Elger Co-FoundersYear Founded:2007Distillery Location:NOM 1414 Feliciano Vivanco y AsociadosMaster Distiller / Blender:Jose Manual VivancoMuchote Reposado Tequila Essential FactsWe only make one style, reposedo tequila.80 proofReposado TequilaAged 7 Months

The Woman Behind Houston’s Booming Bar Scene
The Woman Behind Houston’s Booming Bar Scene

The Lone Star State, despite its geography, is less the South than its own distinct entity. So say many Texans. It’s more brisket than fried chicken, more Whataburger than Waffle House. And Alba Huerta’s just-opened, long anticipated Houston bar, Julep, is an homage to the entire region, illuminating Texas’ vibrant culture, rich tradition and sultry weather.

10 Fascinating Things You Didn’t Know About Aquavit
10 Fascinating Things You Didn’t Know About Aquavit

Scandinavia is a vast region. You’d think it would be difficult for so large an area to agree on a unifying drink.But aquavit can be found plentifully from northern Germany to the most remote stretches of Finland. There’s something special about this centuries-old Nordic spirit.When you look closely, aquavit’s not so different from your favorite vodka or gin.

What's Next? Life After Being a Brand Ambassador.
What's Next? Life After Being a Brand Ambassador.

Bartending may be one of the world’s oldest professions, but the bartenders of today have a much different career trajectory than those of yesteryear.As the cocktail and spirits revolution marches on, the industry has evolved to meet ever-growing demand for innovation. These days, the once-humble bartender is sought-after talent representing billion-dollar spirits brands, curating hotel and restaurant beverage programs and shaping what and how we all drink.

A Psychoanalyst Is Taking a Shot with Kentucky Bourbon
A Psychoanalyst Is Taking a Shot with Kentucky Bourbon

Derby Day has always been an auspicious date for bourbon. It was on that day in 1935, after all, when the famed Stitzel-Weller distillery opened in Kentucky, going on to craft some of the country’s most iconic bourbon including Pappy Van Winkle.Fast-forward 83 years. On May 5, 2018, only a few hours after Justify crossed the finish line in the rainiest Kentucky Derby in history, the team behind Louisville’s newest distillery hosted a launch party for 350 guests at its pristine new facility.

How Real Is the Agave Shortage?
How Real Is the Agave Shortage?

If you call yourself a tequila lover, you might be concerned about the reported agave shortage resulting from the soaring price of the spirit’s raw material. The spiky bluish-green plant whose heart is used to make tequila cost under 4 pesos (roughly $0.21) per kilo in 2016. Today, the price is about six times higher at 23 pesos per kilo ($1.

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky

About Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch WhiskyFounder:Donald JohnstonYear Founded:1815Distillery Location:Islay, ScotlandMaster Distiller / Blender:John Campbell, distillery managerLaphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky Essential FactsThe Laphroaig distillery was originally started as a way to use excess barley grown for cattle.

Rethinking Tiki: How to Do Tropical Escapism Better
Rethinking Tiki: How to Do Tropical Escapism Better

Bartender Ari Daskauskas has never felt comfortable with Tiki. She grew up in Honolulu and attended schools for indigenous Hawaiians. When she began bartending seven years ago, native Hawaiians and people of color comprised most of her professional community.But once she moved to Los Angeles and then New York, Daskauskas realized that the average American mainlander—and bartender—didn’t understand what it means to be Hawaiian or Polynesian, let alone the past and present struggles of indigenous Oceanic people.

Jewel Mine
Jewel Mine

This sweet and tart cocktail is made with a blend of whiskey and pomegranate liqueur.2 oz Tincup whiskey3/4 oz Pama pomegranate liqueur2 dashes The Dead Rabbit Orinoco bittersTonic water, to topGarnish: Cucumber wheelCombine all ingredients except for the tonic water in a rocks glass.Fill with ice and top with tonic water.

Margarita
Margarita

The Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America—for good reason. Combining the tang of lime and the sweetness of orange liqueur with the distinctive strength of tequila, our classic Margarita strikes all of the right keys.Although many people reach for premade sour mix, we highly recommend using fresh lime juice.