About Liquor.com

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Who We Are

Liquor.com is dedicated to good drinking and great living. We inspire, entertain and educate anyone—and everyone—interested in what happens in the glass and out of it. Cocktail recipes; home bar know-how; bottle recommendations; industry intel and job advice for the bar professional; profiles of the people who matter; the bars and cities to visit—if it centers on the act of drinking and how to relatedly live life to the fullest, Liquor.com will tell its story. Our readership is diverse. Everyone from a curious drinker seeking a recipe to a top-tier bar professional researching how to reduce their business’ overhead relies on Liquor.com as a valued resource.
We create entertaining and educational content and experiences that inspire good drinking and great living, as well as educational content and industry experiences that help working bartenders and other trade professionals develop their skills, advance their careers and achieve greater work-life balance.


  • 2020 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Spirited Award Top 10 Nominee for Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
  • 2020 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Spirited Award Top 10 Nominee for Best Cocktail & Spirits Writing
  • 2013 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Award Winner for Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional (“How to Cocktail” series)
  • 2012 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Spirited Award Winner for Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication

Meet the Team

Kit Codik

Kit has spent more than 25 years helping to build, launch and grow new business ideas in a variety of industries. He founded Liquor.com in 2009 and ran the business as CEO until its acquisition by Dotdash in October of 2019. 

Prior to Liquor.com, Kit co-founded and helped build Finacity Corporation, the global leader in trade receivable securitization, and co-founded the Green Lake Group, an early-stage advisory firm specializing in business development, partnerships, fundraising and digital marketing for startups. He also served as a principal at eVolution Global Partners, a corporate venture investment firm, and helped launch Della.com, as director of business development, and Infant Advantage, running sourcing, manufacturing and retail distribution. Kit started his career at Gap Inc., where he ran global sourcing and production for several product divisions. 

Favorite bar: The NoMad Bar, New York City
Favorite drink: Mezcal Negroni


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Kit Codik
Founder, Liquor.com
Eric Handelsman

Before joining Dotdash in 2013, Eric spent 10 years working in lifestyle media at Condé Nast, where he led operations and finance for various brands including Epicurious, Gourmet, and Brides.com.

Prior to Conde Nast, he worked in the business department at the New York Press, as well as in commercial and TV production.

Favorite bar: The NoMad Bar, New York City
Favorite drink: Tequila on the rocks


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Eric Handelsman
General Manager and Vice President
Alexis Doctolero

Alexis joined Liquor.com in August 2010, bringing more than 10 years of spirits and hospitality industry experience, including having worked at some of the best cocktail bars and with Team Enterprises, which represents the Bacardi USA portfolio. She develops trade-focused integrated marketing programs, works in collaboration with spirits brand partners and executes on all trade activations. Alexis is a liaison to the bartending community and is committed to the advancement of the hospitality industry and the professionals who power it.

Favorite bar: Dry Martini, Barcelona
Favorite drink: Gin Martini 

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Alexis Doctolero
VP, Trade Marketing and Activation
Nadia Croes

Nadia is the editorial director at Liquor.com, where she's responsible for content strategy and leads editors and writers in all things drinks-related.

Prior to joining Liquor.com in 2016, Nadia held editorial positions at lifestyle and news media outlets that include Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Metro US, Newsweek Media Group, The New York Post, The Observer, Time Out and Us Weekly. She can point you to the best bar or restaurant near any NYC location and is amused by mixed metaphors. 

She graduated from Harvard University, earning a bachelor’s degree in English.

Favorite bar: Mace, New York City
Favorite drink: Bee’s Knees

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Nadia Croes
Editorial Director
Kathryn Maier

Kathryn joined Liquor.com in 2020 and is an expert in the areas of drinks, food and travel. She previously held editorial roles at publications including Condé Nast Traveler and Robb Report. She earned a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

Favorite bar: The Barking Dog, Copenhagen
Favorite drink: Jungle Bird


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Kathryn Maier
Alison Mango

Before joining Dotdash in 2018, Alison worked as a product manager at MyRecipes.com and CookingLight.com. She first began her career in product management at Time Inc. in the lifestyle media group working on Health.com.

She studied at Lehigh University, graduating with a B.A. in journalism and global studies.

Favorite drink: Tequila Soda


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Alison Mango
Senior Product Manager
Todd Coleman

Todd is Instagram editor at Liquor.com, where he curates the most visually appealing drinks content for the social media platform. He is a photographer, writer and video producer who has previously worked at Everyday Food, The Food Network and Saveur. He’s also an editor-at-large for Tasting Table and co-authored the site’s cookbook, "Cooking with Friends."

He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America.

Favorite bar: Bemelmans Bar, New York City
Favorite drink: Manhattan


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Todd Coleman
Instagram Editor
Brooke Schuldt

Brooke is the social media manager at Liquor.com and joined Dotdash in 2019. She previously spent nearly two years as the social media editor at Real Simple and has worked as a writer, print and digital editor, social media manager, and production assistant at various other brands, including Brides, Fitness Magazine, Parents, Shape and Thrillist.

Favorite bar: Low Fidelity, Jersey City
Favorite drink: Spicy Margarita


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Brooke Schuldt
Social Media Manager

Meet Our Writers

All of our writers were carefully chosen for their extensive experience in their subject areas.

Kara Newman

Kara is a prolific cocktails and spirits writer who has contributed to Liquor.com since 2014. She has written six books about cocktails and was a finalist in the category of Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer at the 2019 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. In addition to writing for Liquor.com, she’s the spirits editor at Wine Enthusiast magazine, and her work has appeared in outlets including The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The New York Times, Punch and The Wall Street Journal. Her television and radio credits include Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food on Sirius Radio, Heritage Radio Network and The Splendid Table. Kara is also a cocktail consultant and recipe developer.

Favorite bar: Dear Irving
Favorite drink: 50/50 Martini with a twist

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Kara Newman
Amy Zavatto

Amy has contributed to Liquor.com since 2014 and has written about wine, spirits and food for two decades. Her work has appeared in Brides, Imbibe, Whiskey Advocate and Wine Enthusiast, among others. She also consults for wine and spirits purveyors and for restaurants, helping to develop their cocktail programs, and judges wine and spirits competitions, including the American Craft Spirits Association annual competition and the New York Wine & Food Festival. She holds a Level III certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

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Dan Q. Dao

Dan focuses on travel, culture, nightlife, and food and drink, with more than a decade of hospitality industry experience. He has written for publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire, Food & Wine, GQ, Paper, Travel & Leisure and Vice and previously was the deputy digital editor at Saveur and assistant food and drink editor at Time Out New York. He serves as creative director at Madame Vo restaurants and PR director for Nguyen Coffee Supply and has moonlighted at New York City's Middle Branch, where he learned to develop cocktail recipes.

Favorite bar: Sweet Liberty, Miami
Favorite drink: Daiquiri or New Orleans Buck


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Kelly Magyarics

Kelly is a wine, spirits, travel, food and lifestyle writer and wine educator. She has been a contributor to Liquor.com since 2017. Her work also appears in publications including AFAR, Alcohol Professor, Cheers, Chowhound, Food Network, Lonely Planet, Nightclub & Bar, Taste, The Tasting Panel, TripSavvy and Wine Enthusiast. She holds a degree in Wine from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is BarSmarts-certified. Kelly is always up to travel the globe for Negronis, salty whites, earthy reds and wet Martinis.

Favorite bar: Il Mercante, Venice
Favorite drink: Negroni on a large rock made with Beefeater and Dolin Rouge

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Kelly Magyarics
Brad Japhe

Brad specializes in beverage, food and travel and has written for Beer Advocate, Bloomberg, Boston Globe, Eater, Food & Wine, Los Angeles Times, Serious Eats, Travel & Leisure, The Washington Post and Wine Enthusiast, among others. He moonlights as a beer and spirits consultant, hosting monthly craft pairings and educational dinners in Los Angeles and New York and developing drink menus for festivals and restaurants. He prefers scotch to bourbon, IPAs before lagers, and In-n-Out over Shake Shack.

Favorite bar: Peruke and Periwig, Dublin
Favorite drink: Boulevardier


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Jake Emen


Jake is a writer focused on all things drinks-related, as well as food and travel. His writing has been published in outlets including AFAR, Barron's, GQ, Maxim, USA Today, Vice, Whisky Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. He has served as a judge for a number of international spirits competitions and cocktail competitions, as well as a voter for several prestigious drinks industry awards. One of his favorite passions is exploring different drinks cultures around the world, as well as deep-diving into the production of whiskey and other types of spirits. 

Favorite bar: Bar Ben Fiddich, Tokyo
Favorite drink: Last Word


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Editorial Guidelines

We take our stories, readers and drinking, well, very seriously. All of our articles and recipes are carefully chosen by our editorial team. Liquor.com does not accept payment or any form of kickback for anything we write about. No one can pay to be featured in an article written by Liquor.com. That’s what advertising is for.

Liquor.com occasionally sends out emails featuring products or offerings from our sponsors; when paid for, these emails will always be explicitly labeled as “Partner Tip” or “Sponsored.” Likewise, social media content provided by our sponsors is designated by either “(sponsored)” for Facebook or “(sp)” for Twitter. These sponsored emails and posts are one of the ways we keep the lights on around here. They’re how we keep those regular high-quality editorial stories coming.

We would never sell, loan or share our subscriber list, not for any amount of money. Your information is safe with us.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to helping all people, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, culture, geography, body type, ability or experience. 

We are invested in working with diverse writers, recipe developers, expert sources, illustrators, photographers on-screen talent and more to create, edit and enhance our content—not just on isolated topics of race but across our brands’ coverage. 

Read Our Diversity Pledge to learn more about our promise of equality, inclusion and anti-racism.


Liquor.com has partnered with Disqus to add a comment section to our recipes. Through comments, Liquor.com is looking to foster a safe place for readers to share feedback, tips and thoughts about recipes they have read. Comments are moderated. Our comment guidelines are simple: If a comment is respectful and relevant, it will be published. If a comment is disrespectful, not relevant to the article, from an untrustworthy source or spammy, it will not be published.

Product Reviews

Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing. If you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations.

Contact Us

Thanks for dropping by! Whether you have a comment or suggestion to share, we look forward to hearing from you. For more general feedback, feel free to reach out by emailing contact@liquor.com, as well.

For press inquiries, email us at press@liquor.com.

If you would rather call us or send us a letter, you can reach us at 1500 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 | 212-204-4000.

Write for Us

We’re always looking for experienced, qualified freelance writers who share in our mission.

When pitching us, please provide a paragraph that clearly states what your angle/hook is and answers these questions: "why this?"; "why here?"; "why now?"; and "what's new?". We look for well-reported pieces with informative and diverse sources. If you’re new to us, please include relevant clips of your published work in similar publications along with your resume.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited guest-authored articles, blogs, infographics or posts. Email us at contact@liquor.com with the subject line “Writing for Liquor.com.”

Work with Us

Join our crew of top-notch editors, designers, programmers and others as we continue to make a difference every day in the lives of our readers.

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About Dotdash

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems and get inspired. We reach over 100 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Spruce, The Balance, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, Treehugger and ThoughtCo.

Here is an overview of our other properties:

Verywell (Health and Wellness): The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, take a human approach to health and wellness content and are a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites. More than 34 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.

Investopedia (Investing and Financial Education): Investopedia helps investors understand financial concepts, improve investing skills, and learn how to manage their money. Investopedia reaches nearly 19 million people each month.

The Spruce (Home and Food): The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts combine inspiration with how-to advice to help users create homes they love. Collectively, The Spruce sites reach over 44 million people each month.

The Balance (Personal Finance): The Balance family of brands, including The Balance, The Balance Careers, and The Balance Small Business, deliver clear, practical, and straightforward personal financial advice to 19 million people each month.

Byrdie (Beauty): Byrdie is dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. From hair and makeup to health and wellness, Byrdie takes a fresh, no-nonsense approach to feeling and looking your best. Byrdie reaches over six million people each month.

MyDomaine (Lifestyle): MyDomaine makes an aspirational life achievable—and affordable—with curated home-design inspiration, quick and fresh recipes, and healthy relationship advice that awaken a life well lived. MyDomaine reaches over two million people each month.

Brides (Lifestyle): Brides inspires and guides our two million monthly users as they make decisions from pre-engagement through the honeymoon. Brides is committed to bringing you an inclusive look at the world of weddings, with every type of couple, every type of wedding, and every type of celebration.

Lifewire (Tech): Lifewire provides helpful, actionable tech tips, advice, and answers, without confusing jargon. Lifewire helps nearly nine million people each month get the most out of their technology.

TripSavvy (Travel): TripSavvy delivers curated expert advice for family and vacation travelers. We help over two million people each month have the best travel experiences.

TreeHugger (Sustainability): Treehugger is the only modern sustainability site that offers advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. With more than three million monthly users, Treehugger is one of the world’s largest information sites dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.

Thoughtco (Education and Information): ThoughtCo is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning, information, and education sites online. ThoughtCo helps nearly eight million people a month become lifelong learners.

Source: comScore, April 2020 US

Dotdash Press

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Our Senior Management Team

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