Butterfly pea flower may sound like just another mysterious but good-for-you ingredient that pops up in drink descriptions at expensive juice bars. But over the last year, it’s begun to appear on cocktail menus nationwide. Naturally, this raises the question: what the heck is butterfly pea?Read More
Who’d have thought a standing-room-only bar trading in sherry and vermouth could be found in the shadow of Fenway Park?Read More
Summer may be in the rear view, but we’re comfortable considering pink gin a year-round affair. Launched this past June, Glendalough Rose Gin is another entry in the expanding library of pink-tinted juniper spirits, which stands out thanks to its inclusion of three different species of rose.Read More
Flaviar, the membership-based spirits club, has just launched its very own version of WhistlePig’s “Old World” 12 year-old rye. Like the standard Old World, it’s a rye whiskeythat’s been cask-finished in a variety of European wine barrels. But where the typical Old World is constituted of 7% port-finished rye, 30% French Sauternes, and 63% Madeira, the Flaviar blend stands out at 20% port, 10% French Sauternes, 40% Madeira, and—in a fresh twist—30% sherry.Read More
In case you thought the market for blended whiskeys with clipper ships on the label had been entirely cornered by Cutty Sark, think again. Brothership Blended Whiskey is a self described “Irish-American” whiskey from Ireland’s Connacht Whiskey Company created by blending a 10-year-old Irish malt whiskey with a 10-year-old American whiskey (both sourced). The whiskeys are blended and bottled at Philadelphia’s New Liberty Distillery, making this spirit a cross-Atlantic partnership in more ways than one.Read More
There’s nothing wrong with the Moscow Mule. But after draining so many of those copper mugs, you might feel a bit blasé about the classic vodka-ginger beer cocktail.Read More
It’s a good time to be thirsty in Boston. Between polished cocktail lounges, cheeky tiki destinations, and spirit-focused hideaways, Boston has a cocktail bar for every drinker. It’s prime time to make a Resy and quench your cocktail thirst.Read More
Blue Side Up is a cocktail that celebrates New England blueberries and the people who supply them.
Traditionally, the gin aisle has not been a riot of color. But recent years have seen pink proliferate among the normally clear bottles, like flamingos that just topped up their hue by feasting on shrimp.Read More
Sitting at a seaside restaurant on the island of Mykonos, Effie Panagopoulos was struck with inspiration. “Everyone around me was doing shots of Mastiha. That was my eureka moment,” she says. Ten years later, the entrepreneur—the first Greek woman to launch her own spirit brand—can boast the hot spots where her premium Mastiha liqueur, Kleos (drinkkleos.com), is poured: The Hawthorne in Kenmore Square and backbar in Union Square, among others.
The Brown Derby is a classic cocktail prepared with whiskey, honey, and grapefruit, made famous by the same-named restaurant chain that operated in Los Angeles during Hollywood’s Golden Age.Read More
Since before Latin-speakers christened it “The Middle of the Earth,” the Mediterranean has had an outsized influence on the world stage. From the alphabet (thanks Phoenicians!) to reason (thanks Greeks!), it’s hard to pass a single day without recognizing our debt to that big ol’ lake between Europe and Africa.Read More