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From Drunk Monks to Boozy Brunch: A Brief History of Drinking in the Morning

FROM DRUNK MONKS TO BOOZY BRUNCH: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRINKING IN THE MORNING

“It's 5 o'clock somewhere!” lamely jokes the guy in your office who thinks he's being naughty for having a light beer at a 3:30 p.m....

 
 
 
Stirrings Q&A

STIRRINGS Q&A

Did Stirrings Create the Craft Mixer Category? Let's just say it plainly. Cocktail mixers are an assorted bag of “That was amazing!”...

Madonna attr to Italian artist Simone Martini

MADONNA ATTR TO ITALIAN ARTIST SIMONE MARTINI

Attributed to Simone Martini Madonna and Child, c 1310-1315 In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna &...

 
 
 
Fairbank

FAIRBANK

2/3 Gin 1/3 Dry Vermouth 2 dash Crème de Noyaux 2 dash Orange Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass; I added an orange...

Disabled artist uses face painting to travel the world

DISABLED ARTIST USES FACE PAINTING TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

Artist Elena Martini started face painting after watching the World Bodypainting Festival on television. Martini, who lost the use...

 
 
 
Martinis & Montauk: The Ultimate New York Summer Experience

MARTINIS & MONTAUK: THE ULTIMATE NEW YORK SUMMER EXPERIENCE

Ever dreamed of living like a true New Yorker does in the summer months? Busy, exciting days complemented by a few days of rest and...

Here's Your Drink Pairing for Your May Horoscope

HERE'S YOUR DRINK PAIRING FOR YOUR MAY HOROSCOPE

As the seasons change from spring to summer, the universe finds itself in flux. Don't get swept away with cosmic currents - discover...

 
 
 
The preston-baker

THE PRESTON-BAKER

1 1/2 oz Gin 1/2 oz Rhum Agricole 3/4 oz Blanc Vermouth 1/4 oz Crème de Banane 2 dash Orange Bitters Stir with ice, strain into a...

12 Ultrachic Bar Carts to Elevate Your Space Without Wounding Your Wallet

12 ULTRACHIC BAR CARTS TO ELEVATE YOUR SPACE WITHOUT WOUNDING YOUR WALLET

It doesn't matter where you live - a cozy city apartment , a beachside bungalow, a modest single-family home in the suburbs - part...

 
 
 
Barrel-Aged Gins Are Incredible Once You Figure Out the Right Ways to Use Them

BARREL-AGED GINS ARE INCREDIBLE ONCE YOU FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT WAYS TO USE THEM

If you find the concept of barrel-aged gin a little perplexing, you're not alone. Just what is one supposed to do with this amber-colored...

The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Too Real Reality

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC RECAP: TOO REAL REALITY

I prefer my Housewives like I prefer my Martinis: Dirty, salty, shaken, and served with a twist. This week's episode of the Real Housewives...

 
 
 
Expert Picks: Brooks Reitz

EXPERT PICKS: BROOKS REITZ

Pizza Party Brooks Reitz; photo by Leslie Ryann McKellar Brooks Reitz doesn't open restaurants; he creates little worlds. The Charleston,...

Presidente

PRESIDENTE

1 1/2 oz Bacardi Ocho Rum 3/4 oz Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth 1/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao 1 dash Angostura Bitters Stir with...

 
 
 
Cucumber Saké Martini

CUCUMBER SAKÉ MARTINI

Saké softens the cool bite of cucumber vodka in this spin on the Martini. 1 oz. cucumber vodka 2 oz. saké ¼ oz. fresh cucumber juice ¼...

Coronation

CORONATION

2/3 Plymouth Gin 2 dash French Vermouth 2 dash Orgeat 1 dash Orange Bitters Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass; I added...

 
 
 
Blue Remix Presents Dry Martini: Four Seasons Brings The King of Barcelona to Hong Kong

BLUE REMIX PRESENTS DRY MARTINI: FOUR SEASONS BRINGS THE KING OF BARCELONA TO HONG KONG

Dry Martini is more than just a classic cocktail, it is also the name of Barcelona's most heralded cocktail institution. For seven...

The Mermaid Cocktail & Oyster Bar

THE MERMAID COCKTAIL & OYSTER BAR

Wright Brothers South Kensington is a small and intimate dining room offering dishes that are influenced by the bistros of Paris. The...

 
 
 
On The Red Carpet: Bogarts Vodka

ON THE RED CARPET: BOGARTS VODKA

No one is as classic as Humphrey Bogart. The award winning actor for the films ‘Casablanca' and ‘The African Queen' is celebrated through...

Smoky Cocktails from the Heart of London

SMOKY COCKTAILS FROM THE HEART OF LONDON

Most people would be surprised to learn that the City of London is distinct from the capital of England. Known as the Square Mile,...