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Bull Ring Cocktail | Saveur

Spirits professional Shannon Mustipher’s riff on the classic Matador cocktail swaps out a quarter of the traditional tequila with a splash of mezcal, then sweetens the mix with zippy tepache, a Mexican-style fermented pineapple drink. Make your own, or look for a good-quality canned or bottled version (Bittermans is widely available). Featured in “Split-Base Cocktails …

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These Cool Local Bottle Shops Champion Unorthodox Winemakers

The labels are a dead giveaway: Gentle Folk “Rainbow Juice.” Maloof “Where Ya PJs At?” Schmitt Frei Korper “Kulture Rot.” Dirty & Rowdy “Clothing Optional Orange Enz.” These aren’t the wines your grandparents sipped at dinner parties, or bought at a pricey auction house to stash like a dragon’s hoard in their temperature-controlled cellar.  A …

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A Treacherous Terrain is at the Heart of Liguria’s Lush and Food-Friendly Wines

In an excerpt from her new book, Liguria: The Cookbook: Recipes From the Italian Riviera, Laurel Evans introduces the Ligurian wines to look out for, their perfect pairings, and a few of the region’s most innovative winemakers.  Winemaking in Liguria is not for wimps. In fact, at some of the vineyards I’ve visited, this craft …

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How to Make Makgeolli (Homebrew Recipe)

Makgeolli is a raw, unfiltered alcoholic beverage, traditionally made from rice, water, and a fermentation starter called nuruk. The Korean drink consists of two distinct layers that can be seen when the strained alcohol settles. The top, transparent layer, which is known as yakju or cheongju, can either be served separately or distilled into soju. …

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Makgeolli Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Brooklyn’s Hana Makgeolli sells an undiluted version of the classic Korean rice beverage. Closer in alcohol content to wine than beer, this cloudy, slightly effervescent brew works nicely in a spirit forward cocktail, such as this riff on the rye whiskey old fashioned. Find ginseng syrup at your local Korean grocery store or order it …

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Ginger Makgeolli Twist Recipe | Saveur

Ginger and rum lend a tropical note to makgeolli-brewer Alice Jun’s refreshing twist cocktail. For this recipe, seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. As for ginger liqueur, either Domaine de Canton or The King’s Ginger are excellent options. Featured in: “Makgeolli Magnate Alice Jun …

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Yuzu Makgeolli Mule Recipe | Saveur

Bright and bubbly, this effervescent cocktail from Brooklyn makgeolli-maker Alice Jun is easy to love. Seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. Yuzu syrup, which is also known as honey-citron tea, has a marmalade-like consistency; find it at your local Asian market, or online. Featured …

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The World’s Very First Orange Wine Store Opens In New York City

If you’ve visited a natural wine bar in the past few years, odds are you’ve tasted orange wine. Once a niche Georgian style, the amber-hued beverage has become the trendy darling of organic and biodynamic wine wonks the world over. Made from white grapes, orange wine gets its sunny tint from “skin contact”—that is, being …

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This Ingredient Is The Secret Behind Crafting a Japanese-Style Cocktail

Sponsored by Though rice is one of the world’s most important crops, we don’t see it represented behind the bar nearly enough. Historically, you’d be much more likely to encounter spirits crafted from agave, barley, corn, and sugarcane. Yet, as Asian foods gain more mainstream visibility in the States and as Asian cocktail culture flourishes …

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