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How Chain Restaurant Yard House Rolled Out Its Cocktail Program

Nov 28, 2016 · Bartenders Only Calif. Irvine Los Angeles

Most customers in multi-unit restaurants play it safe with a beer or a Gin & Tonic. However, the beer-focused Yard House has proven that all previous bets are off. “It’s impossible not to be inspired by all the creative cocktails being produced in today’s environment,” says Gregory Howard, the director of beverage strategy at the […]

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What and Where to Drink in Helsinki

Nov 28, 2016 · Finland Helsinki

If you’re looking to uncover some of the more inventive, interesting cocktails out there, book a trip to Helsinki, Finland. If you go soon, you’ll probably get lucky and see the Aurora Borealis. If you don’t, don’t worry: You’ll have plenty of bars and cocktail lounges at which to drown your sorrows. Helsinki stays light […]

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Why In-Flight Cocktail Kits Are Just Stupid

Nov 25, 2016 ·

This author’s ad-hoctail is a smarter, better plan for cocktails on the fly.

A cocktail-making Bar Institute class in Austin (image: Johnathan Garza)
Clarified mango juice is frozen into cylindrical ice cubes used in Café ArtScience's S&G cocktail at right. (image: Wayne Chinnock)

This One Simple Trick Is the Easiest Way to Clarify Fruit Juice

Nov 23, 2016 ·

HInt: You might use it already when waking up.

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How to Make Holiday Drinks With or Without Booze

Nov 22, 2016 ·

These five drinks are perfectly versatile.

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This Is the Holiday Punch You Didn’t Know You Needed

Nov 22, 2016 ·

And one you’ve probably never had.


7 Best High-Roller American Whiskeys: Holiday 2016

Nov 21, 2016 ·

America’s doing it right.

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These Are the Pinterest-Approved Cocktails to Make This Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2016 ·

Pretty and good can go hand-in-hand.


5 Best High-Roller Scotches: Holiday 2016

Nov 18, 2016 ·

Blow it out with these primo scotches.

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