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Highlight Reel: December

Between preparing for and then recovering from the holidays (not to mention the office party), it’s been a hectic few weeks. Just in case you missed any of our recent stories, here are some of Liquor.com’s best cocktails-and-spirits features from December. It’s our gift to you. Enjoy!



Behind the Drink:

It’s hard to find a brunch menu that doesn’t include a Bloody Mary. Author and expert Wayne Curtis explores the interesting history of this classic tomato concoction.

The Godfather of Mixology:

December marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Jerry Thomas, the first celebrity bartender and author of the seminal How to Mix Drinks, or The Bon Vivant’s Companion. Read mixological historian and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich’s story about why Thomas is still revered today.

Some Like It Hot:

The weather outside is frightful…so stay inside and learn about hot cocktails from master mixologist Charlotte Voisey. Warm up with two toasty recipes.

One for the Road:

Talented bartender and cocktail hunter Simon Ford checks out the thriving bar scene in Portland, Ore., and finds some of the country’s most creative mixologists.

Cocktail Challenge:

We recruited an all-star team of West Coast bartenders to help us create the perfect Negroni. They rigorously tested the drink’s recipe with 14 different gins and six kinds of sweet vermouth to find the ideal combination.

(Images courtesy of Liza Gershman)

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