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The Violet Hour Mantra: Fill it to the Rim with Pimm’s

01.07.11 by  

The Violet Hour Mantra: Fill it to the Rim with Pimm’s

When a mix-master of cool champions a cocktail — even one with a seemingly suspect hip factor — we listen. Toby Maloney, the genius tending Chicago’s most stylish mixology den, tells us why he’s single-handedly spurring the rebirth of Pimm’s, one cup at a time. Count us in.

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Fire-Breathing Cocktails

01.03.11 by  

Fire-Breathing Cocktails

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My favorite way to add some spicy aromatics to the cocktail is also a great crowd-pleaser: finishing the drink with toasted citrus oils. The really interesting stuff for us in citrus fruits is the lovely oils contained in the skin of lemons, oranges, grapefruits etc. Applying those oils to the surface of a drink

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Bar Party 101: Liqueurs

07.02.10 by  

Bar Party 101: Liqueurs

School yourself in the art of blending science with your sideboard, courtesy of the cocktail masters at Bittercube. Part 5 of 5 in the mixology series.

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Sin City’s Showgirl Cocktail

03.22.10 by  

Sin City’s Showgirl Cocktail

A customized artisan cocktail straight from Las Vegas’ home for mixologists, Rhumbar, is the only sip worthy of the city’s marquis dancers for money. Warning: You’re about to break the rules.

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Damian Windsor

03.17.10 by  

Damian Windsor

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“Pinch Me and Lose a Finger” Green Cocktails

03.15.10 by  

“Pinch Me and Lose a Finger” Green Cocktails

We’re not Irish, but we’re certain “St. Patrick’s Day” doesn’t translate into “shower me with unwanted and inappropriate physical touch.” Don any color you want and pour a bad-ass recipe from Boston’s Drink. A few sips and you’ll have all the right comebacks.

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Forecast for Spring? Liqueur Soaked.

03.11.10 by  

Forecast for Spring? Liqueur Soaked.

Mixologist Damian Windsor of The Roger Room in Los Angeles shares his secret ingredients for dialing up your drinks, from firewater to pork chops to pancetta syrups. Grab your mojo and a shaker. Happy Hour is about to bust out of hibernation.

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Cocktail Tools That Make Gadget Geeks Drool

03.07.10 by  

Cocktail Tools That Make Gadget Geeks Drool

Put some spring in your step with these instant Happy Hour makers. Gift them to your favorite bartender-in-training or stock your sideboard and call the crew for an impromptu night of celebrating.

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Oscar Night: The Bubbles and Boa Cocktail

02.20.10 by  

Oscar Night: The Bubbles and Boa Cocktail

Champagne and Lillet is one part celebrity-chic and one part Old Hollywood, the perfect arm candy for an awards-show party. Sip these during Red Carpet coverage to set the mood for fabulous (bubbles make heckling more fun).

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Subterranean Lounge. A Hidden Bunker of Cool Right in Your Living Room

01.25.10 by  

Subterranean Lounge. A Hidden Bunker of Cool Right in Your Living Room

Chic up your Saturday night or ring in the New Year with “turn your party into a speakeasy” makeover tips from a barman who specializes in Prohibition-style, off-the-radar cool.

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