No Horse In The Race – The Unexpected Roots of the Mint Julep

The Classic Mint Julep
It’s an engulfing sensory experience—everything from the mound of crushed ice nestled in the frosted cup to the straw peeking through the hefty plume of fresh mint and delivering the sweet, chilled bourbon.The mint julep’s claim to fame may be the Kentucky Derby, but this drink isn’t reserved for the bougie flaunting oversized hats and seersucker suits. In fact, the mint julep predates the Kentucky Derby (and its original recipe didn’t exclusively feature bourbon). 

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DIY Homemade Coffee Liqueur and the Cocktails to Use it In

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Whether it’s to be added to heavy cream for a dessert libation or it’s a component of a more complex cocktail, coffee liqueur is not only simple to make—it’s one cocktail ingredient guaranteed to make you friends.

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3 Simple Wine Cocktails to Make with Leftover Thanksgiving Wine

The Bishop Cocktail

Thanksgiving is generally a time shared with family and friends over food and drink. The food certainly takes the spotlight, and wine is the de-facto alcohol of choice. Sherry is one of the more popular wines found in cocktails, and let’s not forget vermouth, a fortified and aromatized wine. Read more

The Devil’s Soul – Smokey, Bitter, and Boozy

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The Devil's Soul

Course: Cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Ted Kilgore, Taste, St. Louis


  • ounce Rittenhouse rye
  • ½ ounce Sombra mezcal
  • ½ ounce Averna
  • ¼ ounce Aperol
  • ¼ ounce St. Germain


  • Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  • Garnish with expression from a flamed orange peel.


Raising the Bar – In conversation with The Daily Beast’s Noah Rothbaum

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The cocktail revolution is over and the cocktails have won. But, who were the revolutionaries responsible for shaping cocktail culture so that well-made old fashioneds are ubiquitous?

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