"Will anything persuade Bordeaux's big châteaux to leave their luxurious echo chamber and engage a new generation of drinkers?" asks @jbonne.
Today, outsiders are challenging the power structure that has defined Bordeaux’s Left Bank for more than a century. But is it enough to change the region's notoriously feudal culture of winemaking? Read on via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
Mexico, ME is just one of the uniquely cozy cocktails from Portland Hunt + Alpine Club's new book, Northern Hospitality.
If you're in NYC, tag a friend in the comments below👇 to win a copy and two tickets to @huntandalpine
's launch party in Brooklyn, Tuesday, 10/23. We'll pick winners Friday 10/19.
Can't wait? Head to the link in our profile for the recipe + more about the book. #northernhospitality
Whiskey's black market has a new unicorn: DIY "private labels" featuring everything from flaming pickles to the Incredible Hulk. And post-purchase addition of these cartoonish stickers is turning collectors a huge profit. Head to the link in our profile to find out why. #drinkpunch
's most adaptable cucumber- and chile-laced sour. More than just a "spicy Margarita," the Mexican Razor Blade is a basic template made for riffing, and even better for batching. Get the recipe via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
Italy’s treasure trove of amaro is plentiful, but many brands aren’t available outside of the country. So when in Rome (or anywhere else) @btparsons
has your guide to where to shop, what to look for and how to get it back in one piece. Get his pointers on smuggling rare “suitcase amaro” back from Italy via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
For his Harvest Smash, @chiptyndale
, our October Bartender in Residence, opts for an applejack base (“a brown liquor that would be appealing to everyone”) in the classic smash template, alongside muddled blueberries. Get his recipe for this crowd-pleasing Whiskey Smash riff via the link in our profile.
“The Stone Raft is a weird one,” says Phil Ward of his savory combo of amontillado, mezcal, jalapeño tequila, celery bitters, and agave nectar. “I figured that people weren’t going to like it or order it, but I thought it was so god-damn good I put it on the menu anyway.” Get the recipe via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
John Dye, owner of Milwaukee's iconic @bryantslounge
tackles our Lookbook Questionnaire to tell us about a cocktail he tried to make using pipe tobacco, an iconic live album he can’t get enough of and the weirdest drink request he's ever received. Read on via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
Why is everyone in Wisconsin taking shots of Angostura? Fact: the Badger State sells more of the bitters by capita than any other. More on this unconventional Midwestern drinking tradition via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
Bartenders are giving the Rum and Coke a whole new look. From “popcorn-washed” rum to Champagne-laced cola syrup, there's a quiet revolution happening with the classic lo-fi formula—read on via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch