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Drink This Now: The House Old Fashioned at Trou Normand, San Francisco

Where to Drink: San Francisco Lauren Sloss 9 comments

The cocktail program at Trou Normand focuses on Calvados, Armagnac, and Cognac. But that narrow focus doesn't feel like a gimmick here, and their spin on the Old Fashioned is worth braving the crowds. More

Drink Like the Old Days: How to Make The Varnish's Milk Punch

Lizz Schumer 2 comments

There's something about punch that transports us back to the days of Dickens, and this warm milk punch dates back even further. It's a delicious, lighter-tasting alternative to a classic eggnog that doesn't taste as boozy as a hot toddy. More

How to Make The Barrelhouse Flat's Edible Pantries at Home

Nick Guy 3 comments

A tasty fall cocktail with a cognac base, made with Fernet Branca, maple syrup, and tart apple cider vinegar, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon. More

Cocktail Overhaul: A Revamped Grasshopper

Cocktail Overhaul Jeff Lucas 1 comment

The Grasshopper cocktail is a sweet green-colored after dinner drink. The original concoction called for green crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream or half and half. This green monster practically screams out for a remake. More

The Serious Eats Guide to Cognac

Cocktail 101 Michael Dietsch 3 comments

Cognac. To many, it's the ultimate in brandy. Now, you may ask why? Does it taste better? is it the expense? The time to make it? The grapes? The history? I'd say it's all of those things, and more. But what is cognac? How's it made, and what makes it special? More

The Serious Eats Guide to Brandy

Cocktail 101 Michael Dietsch 13 comments

When I mention brandy, you probably have an image already in your head. An older gentleman, sitting quietly in a leather armchair, perhaps smoking a pipe while listening to Brahms, swirling a snifter of brandy around in his hand. We think of brandy as an Old World after-dinner drink. And I have to say, it serves that purpose beautifully. But if you limit it to that, you're missing out on a lot. More

Cocktail Overhaul: Mudslide

Cocktail Overhaul Jeff Lucas 1 comment

The original Mudslide was allegedly invented during the 1950s at the Wreck Bar in the Cayman Islands. In its heyday the frozen drink was often made with a mix that came in a plastic bottle. Classy, right? It's time to elevate the Mudslide to the level of respectability and craftsmanship that it deserves. More

Warming Up to Brandy-Based Cocktails, Even After the Holidays

Paul Clarke 18 comments

With a few notable exceptions (including a battery of yuletide drinks), brandy isn't high in the rotation for many cocktail drinkers, a casualty of its relatively high price (for better brands—as with any spirit, there's a bottom shelf that for most purposes is best avoided) and a robust flavor that can be a challenge for those who don't usually venture far beyond a simple vodka martini. It wasn't always so. More

Liquor Gift Guide for Father's Day

Paul Clarke 9 comments

On behalf of fathers everywhere, let me make this clear: don't buy a lame gift for Father's Day. If your dad likes to relax sometimes with a glass of something that wears its age well, here are a few suggestions for bottles that will make much better gifts than any tie or coffee mug ever could. More

Cocktails and Spirits with Paul Clarke: Trends to Watch for in 2010

Paul Clarke 13 comments

Based on what's been happening as the aught decade (did we ever settle on what to call that?) draws to a close, here are six trends we might see in the next decade. More

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