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Rémy Martin's V a Clear Choice for Cocktails

Some will be a bit confused about what Rémy Martin V is, but two things are clear about the newest release from the venerable Cognac house Rémy...more

Posted: May 13, 2011    By Jack Bettridge

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Mint Julep Odds on Derby Favorite

Tomorrow marks the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, American horse racing's most prestigious competition, with the winner still in question. But...more

Posted: May 6, 2011    By Jack Bettridge

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High West's Celebration Barreled Manhattan

Normally, we don't recommend cocktail-in-a-bottle products. But in the case of the prepackaged Manhattan from High West Distillery, the operative...more

Posted: April 22, 2011    By Jack Bettridge

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Thinking Pink Vermouth

Mention vermouth to Americans and the mind shakes up a cocktail. To Italians, the same word paints a soothing picture of an aperitivo quaffed on the...more

Posted: May 10, 2010    By Jack Bettridge

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Gin and Gems—Bombay Sapphire's Dramatic Decanter

The Bombay Sapphire Revelation Decanter It shone with the glory of God and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel. The foundations of...more

Posted: April 30, 2008    By Gregory Mottola

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Gin and Tonic

Watching sparkling bubbles ascend the glass through luxuriant icy clouds to effervesce in tiny explosions at the drink's surface next to a floating...more

Posted: September 27, 2007    By Jack Bettridge

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Cognac and Ginger?

Ever consider mixing Cognac and ginger? Neither had we before the creation of Canton, the ginger-infused liqueur from Maurice Cooper & Cie. The new...more

Posted: September 6, 2007    By Jack Bettridge

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Irish Coffee

Looking for that perfect mixture to keep you up even while you indulge in St. Patrick's Day festivities? Then yours is Irish coffee. The intriguing...more

Posted: April 1, 2007    By Michael Marsh

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Holiday Punch

Today's mixologists crow that ours is "The Cocktail Culture" and offer the many recent variations of the supposedly seminal Martini as proof. With...more

Posted: December 1, 2006    By Jack Bettridge

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Vodka Revisited: Two That We Missed

(Editor's note: August 2006 issue of Cigar Aficionado contains a feature on vodka by Jack Bettridge. The following article covers two emerging vodkas...more

Posted: August 14, 2006    By Jack Bettridge

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The Gin Martini

It's not the original cocktail, nor the latest thing, but the Gin Martini, like a crisp tuxedo, will always be the classic. No other drink blends...more

Posted: December 1, 2005    By Jack Bettridge

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Ultimate Daiquiris

It is the simplest of drinks—rum, lime juice, simple syrup, shaken with rocks and strained—and yet the Daiquiri is always being complicated....more

Posted: August 1, 2005    By Jack Bettridge

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