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Drinks

  • Moveable Feast

    Cucumber Gazpacho Mezcal Shots

    This drink offers the perfect balance between cool-refreshing and tangy-sweet heat. If you want a more colorful drink, but not more heat, substitute minced red bell pepper for the red…

  • Recipe

    Vodka-Berry Lemonade

    I love a good berry lemonade; it hits all the sweet and sour notes I want in a refreshing afternoon drink and also makes a welcoming Kentucky Derby cocktail for…

  • Recipe

    The Boulevardier

    I fell for the Boulevardier while working at Whiskey Bear bar in Lexington. It’s a thinker’s cocktail and a delightful sipper. For a less bitter and more approachable drink, I…

  • Recipe

    The Moderne

    While it is a nod to the venerable old-fashioned, there’s certainly nothing quaint about this big-flavored drink. Elderflower and bitters make this something special. When sourcing bitters, look for local…

  • Recipe

    Rose Spritz Cocktail

    Move over, bitter liqueurs. This spritz is sure to become your new favorite warm-weather sipper.

  • Recipe

    Violet Lady Cocktail

    This striking cocktail gets its color from crème de violette and a creamy boost from an egg white shaken into the mix. The subtle, sweet perfume of violet is a…

  • Recipe

    Haute Hibiscus Cocktail

    This updated version of the Cosmopolitan is made with hibiscus liqueur, which adds citrusy, berry notes to the cocktail. I love Fruitlab hibiscus liqueur from Greenbar Distillery, but you can…

  • Recipe

    Apple of My Eye Cocktail

    Unlike most cocktail recipes, this one’s designed for two. However, if you’d like to mix one up for yourself when you’re flying solo, just split the ingredients in half.

  • Recipe

    Good Fortune Cocktail

    The heat of the fresh ginger in this grown-up Jack and Ginger cocktail is just the right amount of spice. For a dinner party, you can scale up and batch…

  • Not Martini
    Recipe

    Not Not Martini

    This takes the classic gin martini—gin, vermouth, extra olives—out of its unwieldy and aesthetically deficient glass, sets it over ice, and adds fino sherry and orange liqueur. The final drink…

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