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Putting coconut in cocktails can be challenging. Our viewpoint on avoiding artificially sweetened and processed ingredients doesn't leave much room for discussion about things... Read More »

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We'll 'fess up: This time of year, the peaches we buy at the farmers' market don't always make it into pie. Come 5 o'clock (or earlier), we're eyeing the stone fruit with... Read More »

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There is nothing new under the sun. But where drinking is concerned, maybe that's good. Consider Bucket List Bars ($17), a recently published book by Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek... Read More »

Tasting Table: Shand Off

A cold beer is as much a totem of summer as fireworks or sunscreen: Refreshing but low in alcohol, it's a simple, commitment-free pleasure. Building on its attributes, bartenders... Read More »


We've made a rule of staying far away from social media when drinking. But we're breaking it for BarNotes, a new (free) app that harnesses the functionality of tools like... Read More »

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Water, most commonly used as ice, is one of the defining ingredients of the cocktail. Now bartenders are unpacking that essential component and shoving it into the spotlight. At... Read More »

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