It’s unsurprising that Pabu, an upscale izakaya in Downtown Crossing’s Millennium Tower, would choose to highlight Japanese whisky in its cocktail program. But this cocktail also pays homage to a distinctly 21st-century drink, the Scotch-based Penicillin made famous by Sam Ross at NYC’s Milk & Honey.Read More
Temperatures may be falling, but this devilishly spicy cocktail from Lolita Cocina & Tequila Baris a surefire way to bring back the heat.
The Cat’s Paw is a cocktail that plays with your head. It looks like a Manhattan—right down to the coupe glass and cherry garnish—but the first sip suggests otherwise.Read More
Straight Law Bar, the sherry-focused cocktail establishment within Brookline’s Spanish restaurant Taberna De Haro, offers no shortage of fortified wine to play with. The menu draws from Taberna’s 85 bottle-strong list, one of the largest sherry selections we know of.Read More
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar didn’t invent the Pisco Punch; the refreshing mixture of lime, pineapple, and the iconic South American brandy has been popular since the 19th century. But beverage manager Eli Shapiro has added some flavorful twists of his own—and a whole lot of garnishes.Read More
It only seems natural that a restaurant inspired by French-Canadian cuisine would name a drink after a lumberjack.
Most people go looking for bread and preserves when they want to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But Ran Duan, proprietor of The Baldwin Bar and The Baldwin & Sons Trading Co. in Woburn (as well as Blossom Bar in Brookline) has found a way to update the nostalgic snack using his cocktail shaker.Read More
There may be no better place to send off summer than on the rooftop of Yotel in the Seaport, and no better drink for breaking into fall than its Paper Moon. The concoction combines the familiar profile of the summer favorite Dark ‘n’ Stormy with the addition of rich autumnal flavors.Read More
“We’re really into pink drinks this summer,” says Melinda Mattox, bar manager at the Prudential Center outpost of Earls Kitchen + Bar.Read More
Poor Miss Vanjie. The aspiring drag queen, who was the first contestant to be eliminated during the most recent season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is best remembered for her awkward exit.
In homage to this viral moment, Banyan Bar + Refuge bartender Justin Leclair has attached her name to a hard-to-classify cocktail made with agave spirits and a Mexican palate cleanser called verdita.Read More
Coppa’s Shawmut St Sour is a variation on a variation. Its roots go back to the New York Sour, an old-school cocktail that kicks up the classic Whiskey Sour formula (whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup) by adding a red wine float. Now this South End trattoria has lent its own twist—and address—to the drink with the inclusion of a few ingredients more in line with its Italian focus: Lambrusco and Bruto Americano.Read More
“The concept of the drink is taken from a Bee’s Knees, just with our spin on it,” says Brian McDougall, bartender at Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop bar, in reference to his creation, the Bees Nest.Read More
This spritz has been a Bar Mezzana staple since the restaurant’s inception, with bartenders now turning out hundreds each week. But the signature drink had much humbler beginnings.Read More
Theater District newcomer The Ghost Walks has earned a buzz for serving drinks with attention-grabbing presentations that can’t be easily replicated at home—with some exceptions. Beet It, a frothy vodka sour with a latte-art-worthy surface design, is one of them.Read More
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar offers no shortage of tequila drinks, but its Little Devil has been a standout staple since day one. Kaitlyn Fischer, bar manager at the Southie spot, describes it as a “perfect blend of spicy with a bit of sweet.”Read More
The Virginia Distillery Co. is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains—but its latest release recalls another kind of highland. The Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky is made by matching their on-site distilled single malt (yet unreleased, but slated for 2019 or 2020) with a Scottish single malt. That unique marriage is then consummated in a port cask. The Port Cask Finished Whisky is the flagship offering from a trio of Virginia-Highland whiskeys, which also includes the Chardonnay Cask Finished and Cider Cask Finished expressions.Read More
Bootblack Brand, a Rhode Island-based maker of cocktail and soda syrups, released its Traditional Old Fashioned Syrup earlier this year. Its ingredient list sounded promising: aside from the expected water and cane sugar, it also contains dried tart cherries, molasses, orange peel, gentian root, allspice, black peppercorns, clove, cardamom, coffee beans, and star anise.