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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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5 Global Bar Salads

11.12.10 by  

5 Global Bar Salads

Hand-crafted drinks deserve to be served alongside plates with just as much attention to detail. We’ve assembled a round-up of Happy Hour-worthy salads — sans the greens — that are just as innovative and flavorful as your signature cocktail.

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TRU That! A-List Infusions

08.31.10 by  

TRU That! A-List Infusions

Tips on the art of creating star quality infusions at home.

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The Bent Nose Cocktail

08.20.10 by  

The Bent Nose Cocktail

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The bent nose … yes, it sounds harsh … and by all accounts it exemplifies the very best and the worst in people.
No, I haven’t been hit in the nose recently, but this little cocktail carries the potential to bring the drinker to his knees, nose first, hence the name.
It combines

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Couples That Shower Together Part II: Tapas

03.20.10 by  

Couples That Shower Together Part II: Tapas

If you like bridal showers you’re either a bride or insane. A more modern take? The his-and-hers couples party, featuring a customized bites menu to toast their “we’re almost hitched” status. Here, a mix of sweet and savory recipes to satisfy both their personalities.

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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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