Highlight Reel: November

The good news: You’ve survived Thanksgiving. The bad news: All the other holidays are just around the corner. Before you get completely swept up by the season, here are some of Liquor.com’s best cocktails-and-spirits features from the past month.

A Friendly Port:

‘Tis the season to give port. But the famed fortified wine often ends up forgotten in the back of a liquor cabinet. Learn why you should open that dusty bottle and get some tasty port cocktail recipes.

Behind the Drink:

Cocktails expert Gary Regan explores the murky origins of the Manhattan and reveals the likely creator of this classic vermouth-and-whiskey recipe.

One for the Road:

Planning on hitting the slopes this winter? Before you book, check out our guide to the best bars in five of the most famous ski towns, including Aspen, Park City and Stowe.

Pregame Rituals:

From loud heavy metal and strong coffee to stress-relieving ice carving, find out how some of the country’s top bartenders prepare themselves for a night of slinging cocktails and making small talk.

The Hot List:

Maple syrup has made the jump from breakfast bar to cocktail bar and is showing up in a range of spirits and drinks. Our story on the sweetener includes a recipe from talented San Francisco bartender Thad Vogler.

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