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The 23 Essential Bars in New York City:
Summer 2017

There probably are as many types of bars in New York as there are New Yorkers. With scores of bars opening every day, it’s a challenge to winnow down a short list of the essential ones. Still, we like to think these 23 bars represent the current best of New York’s many facets. Some are iconic, as much for the establishment as the drinks served. Others represent “new classics” that have shepherded the cocktail revolution forward and still offer an unmatched drinking experience today. There are also nods to great joints for beer or cider, plus a handful of newer bars where the drinks delight or surprise. Every spot on this list represents a place where you’d be glad to spend an evening bending elbows.—Robert Haynes-Peterson and Kara Newman

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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The 11 Best New Bars in New York City:
Late Summer 2017

It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in NYC all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Robert Haynes-Peterson

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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History’s Great Sips: The Bacardí Cocktail

Nov 28, 2017 · Cocktails History New York Drinks

It’s not often that a cocktail sees its day in court. But in 1936, the BACARDÍ® Cocktail—a take on the Daiquiri’s traditional combination of rum, lime and sugar with the addition of a splash of real grenadine—went all the way to the New York State Supreme Court. The lawsuit, the first of its kind, was […]

Experience Cognac Like Never Before at Hennessy’s Le Grand Voyage

Nov 10, 2017 · Entertainment California Florida Los Angeles Miami New York

If you’ve ever experienced interactive theater, an escape room or even a really good haunted house, you know the thrill that comes from being immersed in something you’re not quite expecting. Enter Hennessy’s Le Grand Voyage, a new experiential and educational pop-up that serves up wows. Hennessy has been producing fine cognac for more than […]

Discover the Best Fernet-Branca Cocktails in New York City

Oct 27, 2017 · Cocktails Entertainment New York

Brought to you by Liquor.com and Fernet-Branca



Bartenders have their own way of saying hello. They skip the pleasantries and pour Fernet-Branca. It’s a code known as the Fernet Handshake. And some of New York’s best bartenders are letting cocktail lovers in on the secret. Just order one of the unique and delicious Fernet-Branca cocktails being served near you. Experience even more about how to live the handshake.

Who Chose the Next Tequila Legend?

Oct 26, 2017 · People Arizona Las Vegas Mexico Nevada New York Phoenix San Miguel de Allende

A competition is only as good as the people judging it. That’s why the Tequila Herradura Legends recruited three of the brightest minds in tequila—and cocktails, period—to judge the finale in Mexico. The stakes at the finale were high, with $20,000 worth of prize money up for grabs. After a hard fought finale, Naomi Levy […]

What Cocktail Won the 2018 Tequila Herradura Legends Competition?

Oct 24, 2017 · Cocktails Alexandria Atlanta Boston Boulder Buffalo California Chicago Colorado Cynar Denver Detroit Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Indianapolis Lancaster Las Vegas Massachusetts Mexico Tag for brand: Herradura Michigan Montenegro Morristown Nashville Nevada New Jersey New York Orlando Pennsylvania Philadelphia Por Siempre Roanoke San Diego San Francisco Savannah Scrappy’s SEATTLE St. George Tennessee Tequila Vermont Virginia Washington Winooski Winter Park

It took skill and talent to reach the Tequila Herradura Legends finale. But there could only be one winner, which turned out to be Boston’s Naomi Levy. It was an intense and unforgettable competition, with all the finalists creating original recipes that are distinct, innovative and—above all—delicious. Check out the cocktails that got these bartenders […]

This New York Bartender Thinks You Should Drink More Rum

Oct 23, 2017 · People New York

Shannon Mustipher knows from good rum. And great drinks.

Learn the Fernet-Branca Handshake

Oct 21, 2017 · Products California Chicago Illinois New York San Francisco

When someone orders Fernet-Branca, the bartender will typically reply, “Where do you work?” That’s because the delightfully bitter spirit is a favorite among industry insiders. So much so that ordering Fernet-Branca is a secret handshake for bartenders. The handshake started in San Francisco but has since spread to Chicago, New York and even the general […]

New York Bartenders Have Embraced the Bitter Life

Oct 21, 2017 · Products California New York San Francisco

Ordering Fernet-Branca at a New York City bar used to mean one thing: You were a bartender visiting from San Francisco. Of course, Fernet-Branca is now enjoyed by nonbartenders and locals. But the Fernet-Branca handshake lives on as a special greeting among bartenders. Check out why New Yorkers have embraced the delightfully bitter spirit.

Get to Know the Tequila Herradura Legends Winners and Finalists

Oct 18, 2017 · People Alexandria Atlanta Boston Boulder Buffalo California Chicago Colorado Denver Detroit Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Indianapolis Lancaster Las Vegas Massachusetts Mexico Michigan Morristown Nashville Nevada New Jersey New York Orlando Pennsylvania Philadelphia Roanoke San Diego San Francisco Savannah SEATTLE Tennessee Tequila Vermont Virginia Washington Winooski Winter Park

Twenty-five bartenders arrived in Mexico for the Tequila Herradura Legends finale. Each finalist took a different route to Casa Herradura, using their own style and background to reach the last true tequila-producing hacienda. Naomi Levy walked away from the hacienda the champion, with Christian Suzuki-Orellana and Ryan Puckett finishing close behind. Even though they were […]

This Bar Has 100 Cocktails on Its Happy Hour Menu. Is It the World’s Craziest Happy Hour Menu?

Oct 11, 2017 · Bartenders Only Cocktails New York

Most happy-hour menus trot out a handful of drinks to lure people through the door during those quiet moments before the real drinking starts. But at NYC’s Suffolk Arms, the oversize laminated menu contains more than a hundred different cocktails. And yes, they’re all marked down until the clock chimes 7 p.m. Proprietor Giuseppe González […]

What Inspires the Talented Finalists of the Tequila Herradura Legends Competition?

Oct 03, 2017 · Cocktails People Alexandria Atlanta Boston Boulder Buffalo Chicago CO Denver Detroit FL GA Indianapolis Lancaster Las Vegas Los Angeles Morristown Nashville New York NJ NY Orlando PA Philadelphia Queens Roanoke San Diego San Francisco Savannah SEATTLE VA VT Winooski Winter Park

The slate is set for the finale of the Tequila Herradura Legends competition. Bartenders will be traveling to Mexico for the experience of a lifetime. They’ll get a VIP distillery tour at the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet, explore popular and historic attractions and—most importantly—face off for the grand prize in the global […]

Explore New York Bars Offering Twists on the Plymouth Martini

Sep 20, 2017 · Cocktails Entertainment New York New York City

Liquor.com and Plymouth Gin

Contributed by: Liquor.com Staff

The original Martini recipe, created more than a century ago, called for Plymouth gin. Bartenders have been updating and innovating with the classic cocktail ever since. But the best Martinis share that original foundation. New York bartenders are continuing that tradition by pouring delicious, unique takes on the Plymouth Martini. These are the top NYC bars where you can find them.

Try the Best Smoky Cocktails from New York Bartenders

Jul 19, 2017 · New York New York City

New York bartenders recently shared their finest recipes in the Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by Ardbeg. Ben Rojo of Angel’s Share ultimately won, earning a trip to Scotland for his subtle and smoky masterpiece, Cailleach’s Bath Collins. He won’t be the only one to benefit from the competition, though. You, for instance, can check […]

What Happens When You Take the Manhattan on a Road Trip Across Manhattan?

Jul 11, 2017 · New York New York City

  The owner of Bar Goto in New York City, Kenta Goto, makes the classic Manhattan at the foot of the landmark Flatiron building in Manhattan. Manhattan 1 oz sweet vermouth 3 oz bourbon 3 dashes Angostura bitters Garnish: Maraschino cherry Glass: Nick & Nora or cocktail Like what you see? Check out another Curbside […]

From Gummy Bears to Alfredo Pasta, Rosé is Everywhere This Summer

Jul 10, 2017 · News Products Trends New York

Ah, what a time to be alive—that is, if you’re obsessed with rosé. If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re deep in the rosé invasion and have been for quite some time now. Within the last year, the world has served up rosé gummy bears, rosé-infused chocolate bars and even an award-winning bottle of the […]

Nathan O’Neill Is the 2017 Bartender of the Year

Jun 29, 2017 · New York New York City Puerto Rico San Juan

Since August 2016, top bartenders from across the nation have been competing for the title of 2017 Bartender of the Year. Liquor.com and Heaven Hill Brands put out a call for entries for the second year of the competition. Bartenders responded with an overwhelming number of original cocktail recipes featuring Domaine de Canton French Ginger […]

Jell-O Shots Just Got A Much Needed Upgrade

Jun 15, 2017 · News New York New York City

Jell-O shot? No thanks. We’ll take a Jell-O glass, filled with a boozy frozen drink. From booze-infused candies to shot glasses made out of bacon and chocolate, our world is no stranger to outrageous ideas. But just when you thought you’d seen it all, The Fat Monk in New York City decided that on June […]

You Can Now Visit a Rosé Drive-Thru

May 30, 2017 · News New York

If you’re visiting the Hamptons this summer, there’s no need to worry about packing enough rosé to get you through the weekend. All you need is a credit card and a car to visit the Rosé Drive-Thru, the brainchild of Joey Wölffer, the owner of esteemed Hamptons winery Wölffer Estate Vineyard. The drive-thru made its […]

These Are the Drunkest Cities in America

May 26, 2017 · News Alaska Ames Appleton Dubuque Eau Claire Fairbanks Fargo Fond du Lac Grand Forks Green Bay Iowa City La Crosse-Onalaska Lincoln Madison Mankato Milwaukee Minnesota Missoula Nebraska New York North Dakota Oshkosh-Neenah Sheboygan Watertown-Fort Drum Wausau Wisconsin

Known mostly for cheese and Aaron Rodgers, Wisconsin can now add another accolade to its list of achievements: drinking. 24/7 Wall St. released a study this week naming Green Bay, Wis., the drunkest city in America. With around 27 percent of adults reporting they had binge-drank in the last 30 days, this number was 18 […]

This Might Be the Most Expensive Moscow Mule Ever

May 19, 2017 · News New York New York City

There’s a lot to love about the classic Moscow Mule. But do you love it enough to drink 10 pounds of it? Two New York City bars think you do. The Beach at Dream Downtown and PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown are now offering the Mega Mule, a 164-ounce version of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail, for […]

Cognac Classics Week in New York

May 18, 2017 · New York New York City NYC


Brought to you by Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Liquor.com

Cognac is stealing the spotlight in New York. Talented bartenders across the city are creating new signature cognac cocktails. Each recipe features rich, complex Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac—and is only available for a limited time. Whether you’re craving a new take on a familiar favorite or want to sip something surprising, now is time to find your new favorite cocktail in New York.

5 Rules for Drinking Mezcal

May 18, 2017 · New York New York City

Smoke is good. Treat it right.

Trends We’re Loving: Cocktail-Flavored Doughnuts

May 09, 2017 · Trends New York New York City

The Doughnut Project is notorious for its creatively designed doughnuts. And these days, the New York bakery is stepping up its game for liquor enthusiasts with cocktail-inspired doughnuts. This new series launched on April 21 and will be going on each weekend through May 21, honoring five of its favorite NYC cocktail bars. A specialty […]

Miguel Salehi’s Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Had a Storybook Ending

May 02, 2017 · News Manhattan New York New York City

The 2017 Master of the Manhattan looks back at the competition

Experience the Best of Single-Malt Scotch in New York City

Apr 13, 2017 · New York New York City


Brought to you by Aberlour and Liquor.com

Almost everyone has an opinion on how to best enjoy scotch, but leave that decision to the experts. Visit one of these New York City bars to try Aberlour presented by top-notch bartenders. That could mean an original cocktail or a flight of craft beers and Aberlour expressions. Either way, you’re going to have a good experience with great single-malt whisky.

A New York Bar Is Selling a $100 Platinum Margarita

Apr 05, 2017 · Cocktails New York New York City

Now you can order a stunning cocktail that looks like molten metal.

Everything You Need to Know About BlackTail’s Genius Cuba-Inspired Menu

Apr 04, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York New York City

Taking a deep dive into how the opening menu was built.

Where to Get a Plymouth Martini in New York City

Mar 21, 2017 · New York New York City


Brought to you by Plymouth Gin and Liquor.com

The original Martini recipe, created more than a century ago, specifically called for Plymouth Gin. You don’t have to guess what it tasted like because bars throughout New York are now pouring Plymouth Martinis. Check out all the amazing spots below, then find one near you and order a delicious piece of cocktail history.

Angus Winchester on Finally Opening His Own Bar

Mar 17, 2017 · Bartenders Only News New York New York City

It’s all about the right opportunity.

Irish Coffees in New York

Mar 15, 2017 · New York New York City


Brought to you by Teeling and Liquor.com

It isn’t hard to find Irish Coffee in New York. But if you want a true cocktail rather than a spiked cup of coffee, stop by one of these local bars. Some of the city’s best bartenders are putting a wildly creative spin on the simple drink. Check out their recipes below, and decide which innovative Irish Coffee to try first.

How Bar Goto Got It Right

Mar 09, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York New York City

The great New York bar nailed it out the gate.

Stick People: Selma Slabiak

Feb 23, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York New York City

Edda Bar is home base for aquavit and hygge.

Making Cocktails at the New World Trade Center

Jan 16, 2017 · New York

Jesse Vida, the bar manager at New York City’s BlackTail, makes this original gin cocktail at the World Trade Center’s transportation hub, the Oculus. When Doves Fly .75 oz lemon juice .5 oz sugar cane syrup .25 oz falernum 2 oz American gin 1 egg white Garnish: Lemon peel Glass: Cocktail or coupe Like what […]

The Drink That Invented Eggnog

Jan 12, 2017 · History Products Posset Brooklyn New York New York City

It’s older. It may even be better.

Joaquín Simó on Building a More Ergonomic Bartender-Friendly Bar

Sep 01, 2016 · Bartenders Only New York

He talks about an underrated part of the bar world.

Politicians are Trying to Stop Sunday Brunch

Jun 14, 2016 · News New York

New York restaurants want to sell booze on Sunday mornings, but one assemblyman is vehemently opposed.

Suffolk Arms’ Giuseppe González on Paying His Bar World Dues

May 12, 2016 · Bartenders Only New York

The NYC bartending legend has been through it all. And his years of work are paying off.

The 23 Essential Bars in New York City: Summer 2017

May 10, 2016 · New York

There probably are as many types of bars in New York as there are New Yorkers. With scores of bars opening every day, it’s a challenge to winnow down a short list of the essential ones. Still, we like to think these 23 bars represent the current best of New York’s many facets. Some are iconic, as much for the establishment as the drinks served. Others represent “new classics” that have shepherded the cocktail revolution forward and still offer an unmatched drinking experience today. There are also nods to great joints for beer or cider, plus a handful of newer bars where the drinks delight or surprise. Every spot on this list represents a place where you’d be glad to spend an evening bending elbows.—Robert Haynes-Peterson and Kara Newman

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

The 11 Best New Bars in New York City: Late Summer 2017

May 06, 2016 · New York New York City

It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in NYC all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Robert Haynes-Peterson

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

The Kir Royale is Back!

Dec 20, 2015 · Cocktails Kir Royale The Aristocrat Boston New York

Though it never truly left, the classic Champagne cocktail is extra popular these days.

In New York, a Bar Devoted to a Chinese Spirit

Oct 07, 2015 · Bartenders Only Travel New York

At New York’s Lumos, baijiu takes center stage.

No, Not All Bourbon is From Kentucky

Sep 08, 2015 · Products Ancram Buellton California Columbus Evanston Illinois Nashville New York Ohio Pennsylvania Pittsburgh SEATTLE Tennessee Washington

These seven bottles prove how well bourbon can be made far outside bourbon country.

The 9 Brand-New Tiki Bars You Should Visit This Summer

May 29, 2015 · Cocktails Travel California Chicago Florida Illinois Jacksonville Lake Buena Vista Louisiana New Orleans New York Oakland Palm Springs Queens

There’s a mini tiki boom happening ‘round the United States. We’ve got the lowdown on all the bars that matter now.

Drink Me Now: Go Green With Pistachios

May 14, 2015 · Cocktails Trends Cardamom Cream of the Crop Dans Le Nuit EVOL John the Baptist Lone Oak Lychee Pistachio Mule Chicago New York San Francisco SEATTLE

There’s a new way to go green that’s sweeping the nation. Pistachios are finding their way into cocktail glasses from New York to San Francisco.

Drink Me Now: Corn is the Surprising New Ingredient

Apr 21, 2015 · alma blanca Cornelia Dr. Redenbacher's Good Time Flip Popcorn Sazerac Yum Kaax New York

These drinks are corny in the best way: Find out how bartenders are using the sweet, juicy vegetable in cocktails.

This Brooklyn Distillery Tour is a Trip Worth Taking

Apr 19, 2015 · Travel Brooklyn New York

Traverse the Brooklyn coastline on this self-guided tour. You’ll discover an array of homegrown boozesmiths resurrecting the borough’s rich distilling past.

One Chinese Bar is Bringing a Buzzy Booze to Life

Apr 16, 2015 · Bartenders Only Beijing China Los Angeles New York

Baijiu might finally be getting proper love in its home country.

The Secrets Behind the Perfect Irish Coffee

Mar 12, 2015 · Cocktails History dead rabbit irish coffee Irish Coffee New York San Francisco

Four ingredients stand between you and this storied cocktail. Master the perfect pour and you could soon be lining up cream-capped glasses by the thousands.

10 Revealing Predictions for What You’ll Be Drinking in 2015

Dec 29, 2014 · Divalicious Red Wine Shake Austin Los Angeles Miami New York

In 2015, expect mail order cocktails, shots-on-shots and robot bartenders.

3 Champagne Cocktail Recipes for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Dec 16, 2014 · Cocktails Entertaining Andean Dusk Champagne Cocktail Taylor Precedent New York

Don’t stress over Champagne cocktails. Pick the bubbles that fit your party best with easy, intermediate and advanced New Year’s recipes that shine, no matter your time restrictions.

11 Unexpected Trends that Defined Bars and Drinking in 2014

Dec 08, 2014 · Trends Atlanta Boston Chicago Houston New York San Francisco Washington D.C. Sherry World Whiskey Bible

Cider, the #limepocalypse and more and more whiskey: 2014 was a boozy year for the books.

One Marine’s Rise at a Legendary New York Bar

Nov 17, 2014 · People Ready Fire Aim New York

Manhattan’s famed Employees Only just had a big birthday. And its overlord, Steve Schneider, is keeping the legend on track.

Drink Me Now: Sugar Snap Peas

May 14, 2014 · Cocktails Trends Green Giant Green Margarita Greenhouse Spring 2014 New York

Peas may be small, but they’re big on spring flavor and go shockingly well in easygoing cocktails.

Pam Wiznitzer | The Dead Rabbit

Raising the Bar: Pamela Wiznitzer

Apr 16, 2014 · People 11th Round Head of Steam Independence Day New York New York City

`One woman’s journey from a dive bar to one of the hottest bars in New York.

One for the Road: Museum Bars

Mar 10, 2014 · Travel (Far) East of Manhattan Clare Quilty Ravenswood South by Southwest The Impressionist Boston Chicago Los Angeles Louisville New York

Enjoy some world-class art while having a world-class drink at these cultured watering holes.

A Cocktail Carnaval

Mar 03, 2014 · Cocktails Lazy Lover Pan Am Boston New York Rio

Celebrate Mardi Gras like they do in Brazil with these tasty cachaça cocktails.

Bars with Games | Adult Bar Games

One for the Road: Bars with Games

Feb 20, 2014 · Travel Trends Brooklyn California Chicago Columbus Los Angeles New York Ohio Oregon Portland

From bowling to vintage pinball machines, these watering holes offer entertainment far beyond the standard pool table or dartboard.

Todd Snyder’s New York

Jan 20, 2014 · People Travel Larchmont New York New York City

We got the top clothing designer to share with us his favorite places to eat, drink and shop in the Big Apple.

Phil Ward | Mayahuel Bar

Raising the Bar: Phil Ward

Dec 09, 2013 · People Final Ward Oaxaca Old Fashioned The Last Word The Manhattan Transfer Brooklyn New York New York City

Tequila and mezcal fans flock to this talented bartender’s New York establishment Mayahuel. We spoke to him about his new Los Angeles watering hole and how he got his start.

Chanukah Cocktail Recipes

L’Chaim! The Perfect Hanukkah Drinks

Nov 29, 2013 · Cocktails Entertaining Celery Soda Chicago New York Oregon

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with these holiday drinks and kosher spirits that are delicious with latkes and perfect for adult dreidel games.

Grandma's Coffee - Cognac/Brandy Cocktail

How to Mix: Coffee & Cocktails

Nov 18, 2013 · Cocktails Trends Grandma's Coffee Morning Stubble The Double Buzz New York

Between preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, getting ready to travel or host guests and planning holiday parties—not to mention figuring out what gifts to buy—no one would blame you for feeling exhausted. To help you wake up and give you a bit of a buzz, we recommend mixing a little coffee into your evening cocktail. With […]

Where to get vintage spirits in the US

Spirits We’re Dying to Try

Nov 15, 2013 · Entertaining History Trends Chicago Ferndale Kentucky Louisville Michigan New York SEATTLE How to Mix Drinks The Savoy Cocktail Book

Around the country, an increasing number of bars are stocking rare vintage spirits. Here are a few places to find these tasty (and pricy) antiquities.

Tangerine Collins - Gin Cocktail

The Hot List: Shrubs

Nov 13, 2013 · Cocktails News Trends Pear With Me Tangerine Collins Tomatillo Shrub New York Oregon Portland

Made from fruit, sugar and vinegar, these tart syrups are quickly becoming a favorite of mixologists everywhere. Check out these recipes from a trio of top bars.

Kenta Goto of Pegu Club

Raising the Bar: Kenta Goto

Nov 11, 2013 · Cocktails Greenmarket Melonball New York

While many famous bartenders have worked behind the bar at New York institution Pegu Club, Kenta Goto has distinguished himself with unusual grace and precision. Find out more about this talented barman.”

One for the Road: In-Store Bars

Nov 01, 2013 · Travel Cleveland Dallas London Los Angeles New York SEATTLE Toronto

We found some luxury boutiques around the world that also contain high-end cocktail bars.

B.A.F - Scotch Cocktail

In Defense of Scotch Cocktails

Oct 07, 2013 · Cocktails Trends B.A.F Blood and Sand Bobby Burns Bowmore Legend Rusty Nail New York

Whether or not you love drinking Scotch neat, you need to fix these delicious whisky-based drinks.

Best Distillery Bars in America

One for the Road: Distillery Bars

Sep 27, 2013 · Travel Trends Chicago Michigan New York Oregan SEATTLE Utah

Plenty of distilleries have tasting rooms, but we found a few that actually boast full-service craft-cocktail bars.

best bourbon bars | whiskey bar guide

Best Bourbon Bars, Part II

Sep 16, 2013 · Travel Charleston Decatur Louisville New Orleans New York San Diego SEATTLE Washington D.C.

Love whiskey? We expanded our list of the top bourbon bars in America. You need to visit these impressive watering holes.

Long Island City Iced Tea - Gin Cocktail

Match-Point Cocktails

Aug 26, 2013 · Cocktails Trends Donga Punch Honey Deuce Long Island City Iced Tea New York Queens

Watching the US Open this year? Then fix these drinks served at the Flushing Meadows tennis center and from Queens’ top cocktail bar.

Sweetening Options | Sweet Drink Tips

5 Ways to Sweeten Your Drink

Aug 14, 2013 · Trends Arnold Palmer Daiquiri Leroy Brown Margarita Tee Time International Culinary Center New York

Molecular mixologist Dave Arnold from New York’s famed Booker and Dax shares tips and recipes for a variety of cocktail sweeteners.

Jeff Bell Bartender Profile

Raising the Bar: Jeff Bell

Aug 12, 2013 · People "Dirty Martini" Bloody Mary Draaanks Brandy Milk Punch Cabeza y Cervesa Cereal Milk Punch Manhattan Vodka Martini New York Seatlle Setting the Table

This all-star New Yorker recently took home the title of Diageo World Class U.S. Bartender of the Year. We sat down with him to find out how he got his start.

Raising the Bar: Eryn Reece

Jun 17, 2013 · Negroni Sidecar New York

This all-star New York bartender recently won the prestigious Speed Rack competition. We sat down with her to discuss her meteoric rise.

Weirdest Stolen Things | Most Common Stolen Bar Items

A Recipe for Theft

Jun 12, 2013 · Trends Boulder New York San Francisco

Ever swiped a menu or glass from a watering hole? We polled bartenders around the country to find out what their customers steal.

Tiki Bar Travel Guide | Best Tiki Bars

Best Tiki Bars

Apr 17, 2013 · Travel California Florida Fort Lauderdale Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada New Jersey New York Queens Ridgefield San Francisco Staten Island

While tropical bars are all the rage now, their heyday was really in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Visit a few of the surviving originals, which are still as kitschy as ever—and make a mean rum drink.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic | MCC schedule

Cocktails and the City: 2013

Apr 08, 2013 · Trends Manhattan New York

Check out our guide to the best events at this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

Irish Pubs | St. Patrick's Day

For the Love of Irish Pubs

Mar 13, 2013 · People Trends Ducky Boy New York New York City

Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan explains why he’s excited to be behind the bar at New York’s The Dead Rabbit.

Sean Muldoon Bartender Profile

Raising the Bar: Sean Muldoon

Jan 11, 2013 · People Gin & Tonic Gin Smash Gin Smash a la Byron Traditional Mai Tai Belfast London New York

The talented Irish bartender left his award-winning bar in Belfast to open a new establishment in downtown Manhattan. We caught up with him to see what he has planned.

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.

Raising the Bar: Sam Ross

Oct 19, 2012 · People Penicillin 501 New York

Award-winning mixologist Sam Ross is opening a new bar in the former home of legendary New York watering hole Milk & Honey. Learn more about him and what he has planned for the space.

Best Bourbon Bars

Sep 26, 2012 · Travel Bourbon Old Fashioned Chicago Los Angeles Louisville New York Philadelphia San Diego San Francisco

Love American whiskey? Check out our favorite bourbon bars across the country.

Clover Club New York

Best Brunch Bars

Apr 11, 2012 · Travel 15 Romolo 501 506 511 807 820 Boston Circa 33 Clover Club Deep Ellum New York Oregon Portland San Francisco The Passenger Washington D.C.

Start your weekend morning at one of these top bars around the country, which serve not only delicious eye-openers but also great mid-morning dishes.

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Cocktails and the City: 2012

Apr 02, 2012 · People Travel 501 New York

Next month, New York hosts some of the world’s best bartenders and spirits experts for the third annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

Norma Bukofzer Pouring A Cocktail

Raising the Bar: Norman Bukofzer

Mar 19, 2012 · History People 501 New York

Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan profiles veteran bartender Norman Bukofzer, who runs the Star Lounge at Midtown Manhattan’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Bartender at Bellocq, New Orleans

Best Hotel Bars

Mar 07, 2012 · Travel 501 804 New Orleans New York Palm Springs Paris Scotland

Planning a trip? Check out these seven hotels around the world with top bar programs.

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Behind the Bar - Remembering Closed Bars

Behind the Bar: Closing Time

Sep 21, 2011 · History 501 New York New York City

Master bartender and Liquor.com advisor Dale DeGroff mourns for some of his favorite New York bars that are long gone.

Tales of the Cocktail Logo - Tales of the Cocktail 2011

The Tale End: 2011

Jul 29, 2011 · Travel Trends 501 622 New Orleans New York Punch

What we learned at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans.

Gypsy Queen - Vodka Cocktail History

The Concise Prehistory of Vodka Cocktails in America

Jul 25, 2011 · History Trends Gypsy Queen Russian Cocktail Vodka Collinses Vodka Martinis 501 622 807 New Hampshire New Orleans New York San Francisco Bandbox

Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich traces the history of vodka drinks in America.

Vodka Shots On Ice - Best Vodka Bars

Best Vodka Bars

Jul 08, 2011 · Travel Trends 609 819 839 Las Vegas New York SEATTLE St. Louis Washington

Vodka is the top-selling spirit in America, and we found five of the best bars in the country at which to enjoy the popular liquor.

NYC Cocktail Week - NYC Cocktail Week 2011 Recipes

The Recipe for NYC Cocktail Week

Jul 06, 2011 · Travel Trends Bashful Maiden Cloister Gold Rush Latin Quarter Leilani's Fizz New York Sour Pathallus Molly Peach Pepper Tequila Go-To New York

Get the recipes for a few of the fabulous drinks served at the city’s top bars during Liquor.com’s first annual NYC Cocktail Week.

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Liquor.com’s NYC Cocktail Week

Jun 06, 2011 · Travel Trends New York New York City

Want to try some of the Big Apple’s best bars? Check out Liquor.com’s first annual NYC Cocktail Week.

Billionaire Cocktail - Tax-Time Drinks

Toast the IRS

Apr 11, 2011 · Trends Bronx Income Tax Cocktail The Billionaire Cocktail 501 New York Old Mr. Boston Official Bar-Tenders Guide

Get an instant reward for filing your taxes by mixing up these two tasty cocktails.

Manhattan - Classic Cocktails

Cocktails and the City

Apr 08, 2011 · Trends Manhattan New York

The world’s best bartenders and spirits experts descend on New York for the second annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

Cooperstown - Baseball Cocktails

Take Me Out to the Bar Room

Apr 06, 2011 · History Cooperstown Cocktail New York

Just in time for the beginning of the season, historian and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich unearths a classic baseball cocktail.

Chef Bill Telepan - Seasonal Cocktails

Gourmet Shot: Bill Telepan

Apr 04, 2011 · People French75 Gibson Martini Meyer Lemon Southside Negroni Sling Fizz New York New York City

The star New York chef helped popularize seasonal cooking and mixology.

Marcus Samuelsson - Red Rooster

Gourmet Shot: Marcus Samuelsson

Mar 07, 2011 · Entertaining People The Brownstoner New York

The celebrity chef’s new Uptown Manhattan restaurant features comfort food and drinks, too.

Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco - Best Rum Bars

Best Rum Bars

Feb 23, 2011 · Travel Crimean Collins Daiquiri No. 7 el presidente Mai Tai Denver Los Angeles New York San Francisco

There are few spirits hotter than rum right now, and we found five of the best bars in the country at which to enjoy the popular liquor.

The Oakroom, Louisville - Speakeasy Bars - Historic Bars

Best Speakeasies

Feb 09, 2011 · History Travel Chicago Cleveland Louisville New York San Francisco

Shh! Keep your voice down. If you want the real Prohibition experience, visit these once-illicit establishments that were actually open in the 1920s.

Michael Psilakis - Pairing Drinks and Food

Gourmet Shot: Michael Psilakis

Jan 14, 2011 · Worm-Wood Fire Ball 501 Manhattan New York New York City

His new Manhattan restaurant is trying to change the way we pair food and drinks.

Brandy Alexander Cocktail - Classic Brandy Cocktails

Behind the Drink: The Brandy Alexander

Jan 10, 2011 · History Alexander Brandy Alexander 501 Manhattan New York New York City Recipes for Mixed Drinks

Cocktails expert Gary Regan explores the origins of this classic cognac-and-crème de cacao recipe.

Knob Creek 9 Year Single Barrel Bourbon Bottle - New Spirits for 2011

2011: A Drinker’s Preview

Jan 05, 2011 · Products Trends 501 635 807 Austin California New York San Jose Texas Punch The Flowing Bowl The Hoffman House Bartender’s Guide The PDT Cocktail Book

From brand-new spirits and bars to the hottest cocktail trends, find out what you’ll be drinking this year.

Jerry Thomas - Cocktail History

Jerry Thomas, 125 Years Later

Dec 15, 2010 · History People The Prince of Wales Punch 501 New York How to Mix Drinks The Bon Vivant's Companion The Gangs of New York

Read about the first celebrity bartender and why he’s still remembered today.

Hendrick's Hot Gin Punch - Hot Cocktails

Some Like It Hot

Dec 10, 2010 · Products Trends Hendrick's Hot Gin Punch Hot Toddy Spiced Toddy 501 New York

The weather outside is frightful…so stay inside and learn about hot cocktails from master mixologist Charlotte Voisey.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian - Aperitif Cocktail Recipe

Gourmet Shot: Geoffrey Zakarian

Nov 19, 2010 · People Corpse Reviver #3 501 New York

Have dinner and drinks with the celebrity chef and Food Network’s Chopped judge.

Manhattan Cocktail - History - Classic Cocktails

Behind the Drink: The Manhattan

Nov 15, 2010 · History Products Manhattan 501 New York Imbibe!

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

Glenmorangie Original Scotch Whisky Bottle - Kosher Spirits

Cheat Sheet: Kosher Spirits

Nov 10, 2010 · Products Trends 501 New York

There’s an ever-growing selection of liquor brands getting their bottlings certified kosher.

Neon Bar Sign - Bartender Rituals

Pregame Rituals

Nov 08, 2010 · People Trends 501 820 New York Oregon Portland

Find out how some of the country’s top bartenders prepare for a night of slinging cocktails and making small talk.

Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron - Classic Tiki Cocktails - Cocktail History

The Return of Trader Vic

Oct 25, 2010 · History People Trends Mai Tai Painkiller Suffering Bastard London New York Oakland San Francisco Boozehound

Around the globe, a new generation of bartenders is reinterpreting historic tiki cocktails.

Elixir, San Francisco - Best Sports Bars

Best Bars for Football and Cocktails

Oct 06, 2010 · Cocktails Travel 501 506 602 807 Allston Boston California Chicago Illinois Massachusetts New York San Francisco

Forget pitchers of beer and baskets of cheap chicken wings: You can catch Sunday’s big game while enjoying expertly made mixed drinks at these four bars.

Nihon Whisky Lounge, San Francisco - Best Bars

One for the Road: Single-Minded Bars

Oct 01, 2010 · Travel 501 529 803 807 839 California Kentucky Las Vegas Los Angeles Louisville Nevada New York San Francisco

Across the country, there’s a new breed of establishments dedicated to just one type of liquor.

Martini Glass and Tennis Ball - US Open Tennis Cocktails

Center Court Cocktails

Sep 10, 2010 · Trends Honey Deuce Racquet Cocktail 501 New York

Even if you can’t attend the US Open this year, you can at least drink like you’re inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Tony's Saloon, Los Angeles - Bars where Bartenders Drink

One for the Road: Bartenders’ Bars

Aug 25, 2010 · Travel 511 803 807 839 California Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada New York San Francisco Washington D.C.

From New York to San Francisco, we found six spots where bartenders go to drink.

Celery Cup No. 1 Cocktail - Farmers Market Cocktails

Farmers’ Market Mixology

Aug 18, 2010 · Trends Bloody Mary Draaanks Celery Cup No. 1 Fresh Red Snapper 501 807 New York San Francisco

Drink in the summer with these fresh-vegetable cocktails.

Blender Cocktail - Frozen Cocktail Recipes

In Defense of Blender Cocktails

Aug 13, 2010 · Trends Painkiller Piña Colada Strawberry Daiquiri 501 New York

Talented mixologist and Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford explains why you should be making these frosty drinks.

POV Roof Terrace, Washington, DC - Best Rooftop Bars

Best Rooftop Bars

Aug 06, 2010 · Travel Trends 501 511 528 602 751 Boulder Chicago Colorado Florida Illinois Miami New York Washington D.C.

From New York to Colorado, drinkers are flocking to rooftop bars. Check out five of the best high-altitude watering holes in the country.

Behind the Bar - Summer Whiskey Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Summer Whiskey Cocktails

Aug 04, 2010 · Products Trends Hawaiian Stone Sour Manhattan Mint Julep Whiskey Peach Smash Whiskey Sour 501 New York

Cool down with these chilly bourbon cocktails from master mixologist Dale DeGroff.

Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans - Tales of the Cocktail 2010

The Tale End: 2010

Jul 30, 2010 · History Trends 501 508 635 807 Austin Australia Brisbane California London New York Pennsylvania Pittsburgh San Francisco Texas

What we learned at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans.

Soccer Ball in a Cocktail Glass - Soccer World Cup Cocktails

Cup Cocktails

Jul 09, 2010 · Travel Trends Caliente Copa Sangria SCUDERIA SHANDY 501 807 California New York San Francisco

Make these soccer-inspired drinks during this weekend’s World Cup finals.

Beggar's Banquet - Beer Cocktails

A Cold One

Jun 02, 2010 · Trends Beggar's Banquet Rye House Spring Beer Cocktail The Boiler Room 501 511 New York Washington D.C.

Seasonal beer cocktails are now appearing on bar menus.

Julie Reiner - New York Mixologist

Raising the Bar: Julie Reiner

Jun 01, 2010 · People Gold Coast 501 New York Imbibe!

Get to know one of New York City’s pioneering master mixologists.

Deep Blue Sushi, JFK International Airport, New York - Best Airport Bars

Best Airport Bars

May 26, 2010 · Travel 501 524 618 803 Atlanta California Georgia Houston Los Angeles New York Texas

You’ll be happy to spend a flight delay at these airport bars.

Cosmopolitan - Drink Recipe - Cocktail History

Behind the Drink: The Cosmo

May 18, 2010 · History People Cosmopolitan 501 528 Florida Miami New York

Find out who created this super popular, ubiquitous cocktail.

Delmonico's, New York - Historic New York Bars

History Shot: New York City

May 13, 2010 · History Travel 501 New York

A guide to some of the Big Apple’s legendary drinking establishments and sites.

Empire Room - Best New York City Bars

One for the Road: New York State of Mind

May 12, 2010 · Travel 501 New York

The Big Apple’s new generation of fine cocktail bars.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Logo

Manhattan, Straight Up

May 11, 2010 · Travel 501 New York

The world’s best bartenders and spirits experts descend on New York City for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

FiveSeven Grille, Minute Maid Park, Houston - Baseball Stadium Bars

Cocktails and Curveballs

Apr 02, 2010 · Travel 501 508 524 613 618 Atlanta Georgia Houston Minneapolis Minnesota New York Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Texas

Watch baseball in style at these upscale stadium bars.

BarSol Pisco Bottle - Pisco Cocktails

Pisco Possibilities

Mar 24, 2010 · Products Travel Trends Chilcano Honey Ryder Pisco Sour 500 501 602 807 California Chicago Illinois New York Oregon Portland San Francisco

Find out more about the national spirit of both Chile and Peru.

Clarke's, Miami - Great Irish Pubs

Best Irish Bars

Mar 17, 2010 · Travel 501 528 602 613 807 California Chicago Florida Illinois Miami Minneapolis Minnesota New York San Francisco

From New York to San Francisco, the best American pubs.

Beverage Academy, San Francisco - Cocktail Classes

A Liquid Education

Mar 11, 2010 · Travel 501 512 807 819 Annapolis California Maryland New York San Francisco Seatlle Washington

Learn about cocktails and spirits from the country’s top bartenders.

Tom Collichio

Gourmet Shot: Tom Colicchio

Mar 10, 2010 · People 501 New York

A look inside the celebrity chef and Top Chef judge’s liquor cabinet.

Whiskey Bottles - Spirits Festivals

One for the Road: Festival Guide

Mar 09, 2010 · Travel 501 529 602 622 807 Bardstown California Chicago Illinois Kentucky Louisiana New Orleans New York San Francisco

From WhiskyFest and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic to Tales of the Cocktail, your guide to the spirited travel season.

Bartender with Shaker - Tableside Drink Service

Mobile Mixology

Mar 04, 2010 · Travel Trends Moscow Mule 501 506 807 820 Boston California Massachusetts New York San Francisco Vancouver

Restaurants and bars across the country are adding tableside bar service.

Pickle Power

Feb 26, 2010 · Products Trends 501 New York

New York City’s hottest drink combines whiskey and a brine chaser.

Eric Ripert - Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chef’s Table: Drinking with Eric Ripert

Feb 17, 2010 · People Chocolate Mousse 501 New York

Pairing gourmet chocolate mousse with rum.

Bénédictine Bottle

The Century Club

Jan 27, 2010 · History Bobby Burns C & B Old Fashioned Negroni Singapore Sling Straits Sling 501 New York

Two spirits brands that have survived the test of time.

Glass of Brown Liquor - Cocktail Bargains

Brother, Can you Spare a Martini?

Jan 21, 2010 · Trends La Valencia 501 753 803 820 Arizona California New York Oregon Portland Santa Monica Scottsdale

High-end bars across the country are cutting prices and offering drink specials to lure in patrons.

High West Whiskey Bottles - Artisan Distillery Directory
Whiskey Barrels - How to Buy a Barrel of Whiskey

Cask Strength

Jan 08, 2010 · Products 501 820 Hudson Valley New York Oregon Portland Tennessee

How to buy a barrel of whiskey.

Beachbum's Own Cocktail - Tiki Cocktails