Our partner Tasting Table shares the best of food and drink culture. Today, Elyse Inamine describes eight eye-catching ways that bartenders are garnishing gourmet cocktails. "Garnishes are an expression of a bartender's style," says
Chasing the provenance of a cocktail is always a tricky business, but when it comes to a Tom Collins, Bernard Filliers of the Filliers distillery in Belgium is not going to let gin claim another victory. When it was first shaken up at a bar in New York at the end of the 19th century, he insists it was not the clear, crisp spirit beloved of the British today that gave the famous cocktail its kick.
First they learn the quotes and bon mots, which leads to finding her books. What many discover is a woman easy to identify with: she loved her gin, boyfriends, and dogs, and that's what she wrote about.
B.C. winemakers are popping their corks over new data showing strong four-per-cent sales growth this past year. Direct sales from wineries, private beer and wine stores and 19 BC VQA stores that sell only B.C.
[Photo: Kevin Liu] It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back...
Many famous writers were known for their extreme drinking habits, and to this day, the stereotype of the drunken, genius author still carries weight in pop culture regardless of its credibility. The topic got us curious: What exactly did these writers drink to get the creative juices flowing?
[Photographs: Nick Guy] On the eve of its 150th anniversary, Fee Brothers is busier than ever. In fact, Joe Fee, who owns and runs the company with his sister Ellen, says 2013 was the best year they've ever had, and...
In a project dubbed ‘at-home mixology’, the iPad finds its way into semi-automated drink mixing. The announcement of an experimental cocktail mixer showcases one of the smartest new designs that I have seen in some time. Project Gutenberg is a collection of modular drink containers that are controlled and monitored through an app, which makes [...]
Bartender secrets you can use at home vita.mn As the cocktail world increasingly takes a culinary approach to drinkmaking, bartenders are flavoring their liquid dishes with an expanding arsenal of boutique bitters — a potent, bittersweet additive.