No low-ABV stone was left unturned when we put together SESSION COCKTAILS with @drewlazor.
Here, our version of the Garibaldi makes a quick spin through the blender for a frothy brunch-meets-aperitivo vibe. Get the recipe for this and tons more of our favorite low-proof drinks in SESSION COCKTAILS–order your copy via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch #sessioncocktails
The bartender cult-favorite, Mellow Corn whiskey, gets a toasted coconut infusion in the Coconut Julep, a collaboration between @jelanij11
To amp up the coconut flavor they added a blend of coconut liqueur and orgeat. Get the recipe for this complex, tropical take on the cobbled classic via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch #bartenderinresidence
If Italy is the spiritual home of the spritz, Los Angeles has built its own altar to Italian life. From a deep commitment to golden hour activities to the omnipresent #aperolspritz
, L.A. has intuitively embraced the easygoing attitude of aperitivo culture. Head to the link in our profile for the city's best places to spritz.
The porrón is the preferred party-starter in its native Catalonia—and, incidentally, at PUNCH HQ as well. We asked eight bartenders to build their ideal summer cocktail in this self-serve vessel. Head to the link in our profile to get their recipes (and see how a few of them fare with hand-to-eye pouring coordination.) #drinkpunch
Say hello to the PFT (aka Pretty Fluffy Thing), @tomr_richter
's Campari-laced take on the Gin Sour that's a little bitter, a lot citrusy and a touch sweet. Get the recipe via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
Besides being one of the best places to find Fruilian wines in the country, @frascafoodwine
is also notable for being a career incubator for many of the trade’s top sommeliers. Partner @bobbystuckeyms
and beverage director @carlinkarr
chalk this up to Frasca's hands-on approach to service. Take a look behind the scenes at the award-winning Boulder restaurant and see which five bottles this team can't get enough of via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
A play on the Old Pal, @barminibyjose
's Pen Pal is a simple combo of rye whiskey, Aperol and dry vermouth. Basically, the perfect stirred cocktail for summertime. Get the recipe via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
The Venus Fly Trap is a tropical blend of pisco, gin and rum from our July Bartender in Residence, @jelanij11.
The spirituous base is complemented by passionfruit, orgeat and lime and served over crushed ice. A lime and cherry garnish serves as a nod to its namesake carnivorous plant. Get the recipe via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch #bartenderinresidence
In our new series, “A Night at the Door" we talk to the gatekeepers of nightlife, bouncers. The eyes and ears of three very different Chicago bars—Fatty at @eastroomchicago
, Kevin Johnson at @violethourchicago
and Darryl Rowe at @kingstonmineschicago
—tell us their craziest stories, go-to post-shift drink and what they love about their job. Read on via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
At Houston's @thepastrywar
, the Margarita is made a little differently. @bobby_heugel
riffs on the industry-standard (Tommy's Margarita), but opts for a series of subtle upgrades to both the formula and the technique to produce an everyday Margarita with balance and drinkability. Get his perfected recipe via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
“I like bars even more than I like a cocktail,” admits crime writer @melizaabbott.
We sat down with the author over a drink to discuss "old man bars," Raymond Chandler’s take on the Gimlet, drinking Stroh’s at Irish pubs, and her upcoming thriller, "Give Me Your Hand." Get the full take via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch
This Negroni is not what it seems. @tristan.willey
's Sharon replaces the gin with manzanilla sherry and dials back the Campari for a salty, lightly bitter take on the Italian classic. The recipe for this—and four other classic cocktails reimagined at lower proof—via the link in our profile. #drinkpunch #sessioncocktails