Put a Pineapple on it

In colonial America, the pineapple, imported from the Caribbean, was considered a symbol of wealth and hospitality. The iconic spiky shape was so well loved that builders would add decorative pineapple elements to doorways and foyers.
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Rum This World

Most white rums are distilled from molasses, a byproduct of refining sugar. But agricole-style rums, which take their name from a traditional way of making rum in Martinique, are made from fresh sugarcane juice. And the difference flavorwise is huge: agricole rums tend to have a delicate but complex profile, often with notes of tropical fruits, grassiness, or fresh herbs.
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Passion Fruit Spritzer Recipe

Come summer, the Americano—sweet vermouth, Campari, and soda water—is one of our go-to day drinks. It’s a little sweet, a little bitter, and a lot refreshing. Read: the ideal hydrating cocktail to serve at brunch, sundown, or you know, whenever.
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Flower Power

With warm enough weather to take the party outside, it only makes sense to get cocktail accessories that match nature’s best springtime blooms. Here, we rounded up our favorite garden-inspired cocktail accessories that will fit in thematically with what’s sprouting in your neighborhood. (Tip: these also make good candidates for Mother’s Day presents.)
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Gin’s Darker Side

It’s spring, which means it’s time to shelve our boozy winter cocktails for something lighter and more refreshing. But with a nip still in the air, make the transition go down easier by choosing a heftier version of gin to warm up summer-time classics, such as a Gin & Tonic.
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The Little Black Dress of Party Drinks

We’re always intrigued by any drink that works day and night—and can be sipped all afternoon or evening long. Our latest find in this regard is called SpikedSeltzer—an all-natural, gluten-free, low-carb sparkling beverage with relatively low (6%) alcohol. It comes in four cold-pressed fruit flavors—West Indies Lime, Valencia Orange, Indian River Grapefruit, and Cape Cod Cranberry.
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The Little Black Dress of Party Drinks

We’re always intrigued by any drink that works day and night—and can be sipped all afternoon or evening long. Our latest find in this regard is called SpikedSeltzer—an all-natural, gluten-free, low-carb sparkling beverage with relatively low (6%) alcohol. It comes in four cold-pressed fruit flavors—West Indies Lime, Valencia Orange, Indian River Grapefruit, and Cape Cod Cranberry.
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Van Gogh Vodka’s Espresso and Double Espresso turn 10 | Partner Proof

Amongst spirits lovers, vodka tends to get a bad rap. As previously discussed, it’s tasteless and odorless by design (no really—that’s in the legal description of vodka), which can be a little…well, boring.Hence why Van Gogh Vodka broke ground 10 years ago by launching its “Espresso” and “Double Espresso” vodkas, infused with flavors of rich coffee, inclusive of that extra jolt of caffeine always helpful when seeking a pick-me-up.
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WHERE TO DRINK NOW: BROOKLYN

Brooklyn’s exploding craft cocktail scene means there’s no shortage of places to drink the night away in style. But Long Island Bar belongs on the shortlist.

Here’s why: Toby Cecchini is one of the world’s great bartenders. You may recognize his name from his long-running New York Times magazine cocktail column. Or because he’s credited for creating the Cosmopolitan (yes, that Cosmopolitan) during his stint at New York’s downtown 80’s hotspot, The Odeon.

Now he’s opened this tiny jewel box of a bar, tucked on a quiet corner of Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill, right before Atlantic Avenue dips off into the Hudson. And it’s great.
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BOOZY BOOK CLUB

The Old Fashioned – made from whiskey, sugar, bitters and ice – is one of the world's most iconic cocktails. After falling out of favor in the 1970s, it's back in a big way, helped by the recent craft cocktail renaissance, and yes, Mad Men too.

But did you know that you can take the Old Fashioned base and make any number of cocktails by swapping out the whiskey or using a different sweetener?

Robert Simonson's excellent new book, The Old Fashioned, traces the history of the cocktail and then gives 50 recipes from the world's best bars for switching up the ingredients.
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