Ever wondered who created the Martini or fantasized about taking a trip to Scotland to visit single malt whisky distilleries? Well, then check out articles from our network of expert contributors about a range of spirits and cocktails topics. From the latest liquor trends and profiles of the best bartenders to bar guides, we've got you covered.

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This is the Useful History of Beer by Type

Apr 03, 2015 · History

Hefeweizen; IPA; Oktoberfest: They all had to start somewhere. Learn all about how your favorite beer types were born.


The Origin of “Cocktail” Is Not What You Think

Apr 08, 2015 · History News People

Cocktail historian David Wondrich has an insightful and, um, rather interesting idea about where the word comes from.


How to Mix: Beer and Liquor

Oct 03, 2012 · Trends Dark & Stoutly Dark 'n Stormy Mezcal & Mayhem Rub & Rye

Care for a cold one? Try these complex cocktails calling for delicious Belgian brews.


Lobster Gin is Here for Your Crustaceous Cocktail Needs

Apr 14, 2015 · News

Out of the bisque and into the booze.


Gear Guide: Scotch

Oct 22, 2012 · Products

No matter how you like your whisky, we found a range of drinking accessories you need to check out.


The Fascinating Truth About Old Tom Gin

Apr 23, 2015 · Products

This oft misunderstood spirit comes in many forms. Historian David Wondrich helps clear up the mystery behind what, exactly, Old Tom is. And why you should be drinking it right now.


5 Creative Ways to Use Up That Vermouth in Your Kitchen

Apr 30, 2015 ·

Don’t put your vermouth in a cocktail corner. Plenty of dishes benefit from a splash of the sweet—or dry—fortified wine. It’s time to look beyond the Martini and Manhattan monopoly.


A Cocktail Family Tree

Nov 05, 2012 · History Trends Clover Club Daiquiri Mai Tai Manhattan Pegu Club Pisco Sour Traditional Mai Tai Vieux Carré Zombie Brooklyn Burma Clover Club Hotel Monteleone Lima Los Angeles Manhattan Club New Orleans Pegu Club Peru Rangoon Santiago de Cuba Trader Vic's advisory board member and award-winning author David Wondrich examines the lineage of some enduringly popular classic drinks and finds a few interesting hereditary surprises.


Empire State Cocktails

Nov 12, 2012 · Products Trends Bronx Manhattan New Yorker Cocktail New York New York City

Journalist Tony Sachs offers Big Apple-centric drink recipes made exclusively with the new crop of spirits produced in New York.


A Scotch Martini

Nov 14, 2012 · Trends Martini Smoky Martini The Dreamy Dorini Smoking Martini Harlot’s Ghost

Replacing the vermouth in a classic Martini with whisky has delicious results.

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