Cocktails

Gin Mare Review - Bevvy

Gin Mare Review - Bevvy

It’s been three years since Gin Mare, a self-styled Mediterranean gin, made landfall in the U.S. First launched in 2010, this Spanish gin claims to be the “first ever [gin] inspired by the Mediterranean.” No exact definition for “Mediterranean gin” exists, but Gin Mare includes Spanish olives, Greek rosemary, Turkish thyme, and Italian sweet basil alongside the less region-specific botanicals of coriander, cardamom, citrus, and juniper.

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Tokyo 75 - The Food Lens

Tokyo 75 - The Food Lens

Order any cocktail with “75” in its name and you’ll probably get some combination of spirit, sparkling wine, and a sour flavor. Like the category’s granddaddy—the French 75—these drinks tend to be bright and refreshing, if a little one-note.

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Aperitivo Hour - Drake's

Aperitivo Hour - Drake's

One failure of the Anglo-American mind is its tendency to conflate day drinking with unrestrained rakishness. We view the pre-five o’clock tippler as a cad straight from the set ofMad Men, clearing his afternoon schedule in the wake of a ruinous three-Martini lunch. Our sole exception is brunch, an overdone affair where far more orange juice is likely to be consumed than Champagne.

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Lord Hobo - The Food Lens

Lord Hobo - The Food Lens

Lord Hobo has achieved what we imagine to be the highest aspiration of any indie beer bar: the launch of its own brewery. Since that 2015 milestone, cans and taps emblazoned with the Lord Hobo logo have become a common sight throughout Massachusetts and beyond.

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Jim Meehan on Cocktail Books, Punch, and Knowing Your History

Jim Meehan on Cocktail Books, Punch, and Knowing Your History

While attending Thirst Boston this past April, we had the chance to join an intimate conversation on the origins and history of rum punch, delivered by Jim Meehan and Brother Cleve at Boston cocktail bar, Drink. Afterward, we spoke to the PDT-founder, Banks Rum co-founder, and Meehan’s Bartender Manual author about his next book, why he’s betting on punch, and if the clock can ever be turned back on the cocktail renaissance.

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Lion's Tail - The Food Lens

Lion's Tail - The Food Lens

Amid the sanitary glass constructions that line a recently transformed stretch of the South End’s Harrison Avenue, a wooden door with a lion-shaped knocker sticks out from the squeaky-clean mean. If this were 2009, you might need a password to get in. But it’s 2019 and you’re about to enter Lion’s Tail, a bar that manages to capture all that was good about the Great Cocktail Revival while avoiding its excesses.

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Cheat Sheet: What Is Sherry? - Bevvy

Cheat Sheet: What Is Sherry? - Bevvy

Cherry is a type of fortified wine made from white grapes grown in a designated part of Spain. According to Spanish law, sherry can only be made from palomino, Pedro Ximénez or moscatel grapes grown in “The Sherry Triangle,” found within the southernmost province of Cádiz, Andalusia.


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