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Split-Base Cocktails Take Your Favorite Bottles to the Next Level

Those acquainted with my sipping habits know that I tend to keep it simple. Espresso, no sugar. Sparkling water or bubbly wine. A beer now and then. Spirits, I typically enjoy neat. And when I do decide to mix a cocktail at home, I always keep it straightforward. This is where “split base” cocktails come …

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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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The Cavendish Cocktail | Saveur

The French Connection cocktail—a simple mix of cognac and amaretto—is viewed through a Tiki lens in this split-base riff from Nick Ruiz of Patent Pending, a tiny powerhouse of a cocktail den hidden away behind a coffee shop in New York City’s Flatiron District. In tropical cocktails like the classic Mai Tai almond-based orgeat is …

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Moscato by Another Name Is Not as Sweet

Some of the world’s greatest dishes demand a nip of wine or spirits to reach their full potential. Welcome to Splash in the Pan, where writer and drinks expert Tammie Teclemariam teaches you how to bring them to life. If you’ve tasted any Sicilian wine, it was most likely a robust fruity table red with …

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A Canadian Wine Pro on What To Drink With The Turkey

This article originally appeared on JancisRobinson.com. For more international wine coverage and expert pairing advice, become a member. As with many family Thanksgiving holiday stories, mine begins with a road trip. Packed with husband, kids, three dogs, produce from my garden and several bottles of wine, our station wagon drives six hours south-east across the glacial Kootenay …

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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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The Best Sparkling Waters in 2021

Over the last decade, the colorful zig-zag pattern of La Croix cans have steadily replaced the familiar gray cans of Diet Coke in home refrigerators, on office desks, and in popular culture (including the hands of characters on television shows like Shrill and The L Word). But while the French-sounding, Wisconsin-made sparkler captured the zeitgeist, …

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