Tips & Tricks

Turning out top-notch drinks at home takes more than good intentions. There are the techniques to master and methods to apply the next time you start mixing cocktails.
Illustration of three Martinis in coupe glass, v-shaped martini glass, and Nick & Nora glass, with various garnishes
The Right Way to Order a Martini
The Maybourne Martini
Use Dilution to Add Flavor to Your Martinis
Tea syrup
Boost the Flavor in Your Cocktails with These 13 Syrups
Cocktails at Laser Wolf in Brooklyn
How to Use Arak in Your Cocktails
How to choose Thanksgiving wine
How to Choose Wine for Your Thanksgiving Dinner
fall winter cocktail books 2022
20 New Cocktail and Spirits Books to Read in Fall and Winter 2022
The Miami Vice at Sally Can Wait in New York City
The Keys to Creating the Best Frozen Cocktails
The Jamaican-style Portobello Rum Punch, created at Trailer Happiness
Exploring the Range of Caribbean Rum Punches
The Langka & Lemongrass cocktail at Gugu Room in NYC
How to Tap into Filipino Flavors for Your Cocktails
The Earthen agua fresca created by Jim Meehan at Takibi in Portland, Oregon
Agua Fresca Is the Summer Drink Bartenders Love to Spike
The Bergamericano Spritz at Luca in London
How to Upgrade Your Spritz
A mead highball at Honey’s in Brooklyn
How and Why to Use Mead in Your Cocktails
The Calabrian Summer cocktail at The Cambridge Public House in Paris
How Bartenders Are Using Cheese in Cocktails—and Why
How to Make a More Sustainable Margarita
The Noble One, a white port cocktail created by Javelle Taft at Death & Co. NYC
Why and How to Use White Port in Your Cocktails
Split gins illustration
Why You Should Be Splitting the Gins in Your Cocktails
The Yellow Corn Paloma at Lazy Tiger in St. Louis, Missouri
Corn Cocktails Show Their Sustainable Side
Spring 2022 cocktail books
12 New Cocktail and Spirits Books to Read in Spring and Summer 2022
spicy cocktail illustration
The New Rules for Creating Spicy Cocktails
Gin Fizz illustration
Why and How to Use Egg Whites in Cocktails
Water flowing into a glass
The Difference between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water
A low-ABV spin on a Mary Pickford at Super Lyan in Amsterdam
The Rise of Culinary-Inspired Low- and No-ABV Cocktails
The cider-based I Plead the Fifth cocktail by Josue Castillo
How to Winterize Your Beer Cocktails
Tray with Champagne and caviar
How to Create Perfect Champagne and Caviar Pairings
Cocktail books
3 Books Recommended by Authors Every Bartender Should Read
At Who's Jac W.? in New York City, honey-infused mezcal is paired with a chaser of "red-hot" pickle brine with a tajin rim.
How to Elevate Your Bar’s Chaser Offerings
Any Port in a Storm cocktail
How and Why to Add Port to Your Cocktail Program
3 Books to Further Your Whiskey Education
3 Books to Further Your Whiskey Education
3 Halloween-Themed Cocktail Books To Inspire Your Bar’s Drink Menu
3 Halloween-Themed Cocktail Books To Inspire Your Bar’s Drink Menu
10 Cocktail and Spirits Books to Read in Fall 2021
10 New Cocktail and Spirits Books to Read in Fall 2021
Putting the finishing touch on a cocktail made with shochu.
How and Why to Use Shochu in Your Cocktails
2 Books (and a Zine)
2 Books (and a Zine) by Their Peers Every Bartender Should Read
Visual bar books
3 Image-Packed Books Every Bartender Needs to Read
Japanese bar books
3 Books on Japanese Cocktails Every Bartender Should Read
Spiced Hibiscus Margarita created by Jamie Dodge at Barrio Costero in Asbury Park, New Jersey
How and Why to Use Salt in Your Cocktails
Zero proof cocktail books
5 Great New Books About Non-alcoholic Cocktails
Bar books
3 Bar Books Every Bartender Should Read to Brush Up On the Classics
Cocktail syrup
How to Use Alternative Sugar Syrups in Cocktails
Kombucha cocktails
How and Why to Use Kombucha in Cocktails
Cocktail books
12 Cocktail and Spirits Books to Read in Spring 2021
Grenadine bottle
How and Why to Use Grenadine in Your Drinks
Agave bar books
3 Agave-Centric Books Every Bartender Needs to Read
Bright Lights by Ivy Mix incorporates a syrup made with rosé cava.
How to Use Wine Syrups in Your Drinks
Ways to open a wine bottle
6 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew
Hazy Daze, made with hazy beer syrup and created by Ivy Mix
How to Use Beer Syrups in Your Drinks
Low and no abv cocktail books
5 Low and No-Alcohol Cocktail Books Every Bartender Needs to Read
Pimm's bottle illustration
What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Pimm's: What It Is and How to Use It.
Science bar books
3 Bar Books to Channel Your Inner Mad Scientist
Squeezing citrus juice
How to Use All of Your Citrus, Not Just the Juice
Hotel bar book covers
3 Hotel Bar Books Every Bartender Needs to Read
Vitamix photo composite
The Oddball Tool Bartenders Love to Use: Vitamix
Mixing a cocktail with Fords Officers’ Reserve, a 109-proof navy-strength gin
How to Use High-Proof Spirits in Cocktails
Making a clear ice sphere
How to Make Clear Ice Cubes for Your Cocktails
Cocktail books
3 Books to Help Bartenders Take Stock and Look to the Future
Anarchist’s Pop Shoppe at Blue Bloods Steakhouse in Toronto
Bartenders Are Getting on the Hard Seltzer Bandwagon
Hacienda, made with lacto-fermented carrots run through a juicer, at Kwãnt in London.
How to Use Lacto-Fermented Ingredients in Cocktails
Book covers
3 Books on Building a Brand Every Bartender Needs to Read This Month
Pickled fruit
Pickled Cocktail Garnishes: How to Make Them and How to Use Them
Book covers
3 Books Every Bartender Needs to Read This Month to Jump-Start Your Creativity
GN Chan shakes a cocktail at Double Chicken Please in New York City
Cocktail Shaking Methods: How to Use Them Properly