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Three Cheers for Mr Chow Miami's Five-Star Cocktails

Oct 26, 2017  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

For nearly half a century, Mr Chow restaurants have been justifiably famous for attracting crowds of beautiful people who worship the savvy restauranteur’s extravagant sense of drama, as well as his delicious (and expensive) Beijing-style Chinese cuisine, silver Christofle serving pieces, one-of-a-kind Champagne trolleys, glass-domed dessert carts and chef “noodle show” surprises.

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Toast the Last Days of Summer with These Bubbly Cocktail Recipes

Sep 8, 2017  |   Contributor: Paige Rosenthal

With less than one month left to bask in the glow of summer, it’s time to take advantage of every sunny moment before the brisk fall air rolls in. While you’re enjoying the final moments of sizzling outside, Mionetto mixologist Justin Noel, veteran bartender and owner of Closing Time Cocktails, has created a few sunshine-worthy drinks to freshen up the last month of the season.

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Destination Delicious: The Nolen Debuts San Diego's Hottest Summer Cocktail Menu

Jun 12, 2017  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

There's nothing quite like a rooftop to make you feel like you're on top of the world—literally.

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Warm Up With These 5 Decadent Holiday Drinks

Dec 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

As the temperatures start to dip even more this winter and snow flurries around us, keeping toasty and finding fun ways to enjoy the indoors because even more necessary. Of course, one of our favorite ways to warm our bones is by sipping on creative cocktails gathered around the living room with friends. We found five cocktail recipes that are perfect for entertaining and will put everyone in the Christmas spirit this season.

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The Best Prohibition Cocktails in Chicago | Sponsored Content by The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

Chicago goes by many names, including The Windy City, Chi-Town, and the Jewel of the Midwest. But during Prohibition, the state was known mostly as the home of jazz music and speakeasy watering holes frequented by thirsty (and frankly, very sneaky) city-dwellers. Fortunately those years are long gone. The cocktails that emerged from these drinking institutions, however, remain as classic libations on any respectable bar’s menu.  

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Five Different Takes on the Vodka Martini

Jun 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The martini is a drink that hardly needs an introduction – it’s the official vice of James Bond, after all.  Its drinkers signal to the world that they’re cultured, classy and maybe a little bit mysterious. For the uninitiated, a classic martini is made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive or lemon twist. Another variation uses vodka in place of gin, and drinkers can have the cocktail on the rocks or, as Mr. Bond would prefer it, “shaken, not stirred.”  Either way, be it through vigorous stirring or a good shake, the drink is intended to be so cold it almost hurts.

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Celebrate Negroni Week With 3 Fresh Recipes

Jun 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

If you’re a tippler of any kind, you’ll know that this week is Negroni week. This bitter cocktail, originally from Italy but now loved the world over, has been the latest addition to any hip cocktail menu. No longer just dry gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, the Negroni has been co-opted to include mezcal and other liquors. This themed week now has over 6,000 bars and restaurants participating, with each location donating a portion of the proceeds from every Negroni or Negroni-like drink to a charity of their choice.

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Gin Holds Its Lead at SF Spirits Competition

Mar 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Though the full list of winners won’t be released until April 4, the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition has unveiled the recipients of the Double Gold medal. The 16th annual competition was held March 17-20 at Hotel Nikko in SF and yet again, saw an increase in entries over the previous year. 

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A Really, Really Ridiculously Good-Looking Cocktail

Feb 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Zoolander 2 has finally arrived and it’s really funny. With plenty of new jokes that don’t simply rely on the first film, there are a lot of surprises and tons of celebrity appearances (including some of fashion’s biggest names) that makes the sequel worthwhile. In order to properly celebrate Derek’s return to the big screen, Cîroc and photographer Mario Testino got together to design a limited edition Derek Zoolander Blue Steel bottle of vodka and a special cocktail to go along with it.

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Chef Ari Taymor on the LA Food Scene’s Newfound Sense of Self

Feb 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Chef Ari Taymor may be young, but he’s already made a huge impact on the Los Angeles culinary scene. Before turning 30, his critically-acclaimed Alma was named the best new restaurant in 2013 by Bon Appetite, he won Best New Chef by Food & Wine and was nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Award in 2015.

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Shake it Up Onboard Holland America With the New Mixology Menu by “King Cocktail”

Jan 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

A luxury cruise is no place for mediocre martinis, Mai Tais and margaritas. To boost its bar program, Holland America has partnered with 2015 James Beard Who's Who Inductee and Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff to reinvent their cocktail menu. DeGroff's original recipes and finessed takes on the classics will debut aboard ms Eurodam this month and will expand fleet-wide to all 13 Holland America passenger ships by spring 2016.

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NYC's The Rickey Makes New Year's Resolutions Easy With These 3 Healthy Craft Cocktails

Jan 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We have all heard the phrase “new year, new you,” and as much as it drives some of us crazy, a new year is the perfect excuse to make a change. Sure, there’s never anything stopping you from doing that on a random Wednesday in June, but catchy slogans are fun. Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around adopting healthier habits and more often than not, alcohol is usually involved. Which is why The Rickey in Midtown Manhattan has created some special craft cocktails you don’t have to feel too guilty over.

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Queen of the Night's Decadent Dinner Theater is a Mélange of Hedonistic Delights

Jan 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Nestled inside the heart of New York’s historic Diamond Horseshoe nightclub, ensconced below the infamous Paramount Hotel, is the wickedly-entertaining Queen of the Night adult dining experience. This multi-sensory show is a mélange of hedonistic delights that offers a decidedly unexpected dinner theater adventure in the heart of New York City.

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Toast Bloody Mary Day With These 3 Unique Vodka Recipes

Jan 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

America’s favorite way to nurse a hangover is with a Bloody Mary, so it should be no surprise that New Year’s Day also happens to be National Bloody Mary Day.“Bloody Marys are one of the best hangover drinks because there is so much substance to [them],” says award-winning mixologist Ryan Wainwright of Terrine RestaurantRead More

'Tis the Season for Fresh Cranberry Cocktails: Enjoy the New Year With These 6 Tasty Concoctions

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Ruby-red cranberries have a way of livening up the holidays, especially in that sweet spot between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Luckily, they are plentiful all season, which means that clever mixologists have time to discover new ways to harness their amazing color and tart flavor. It’s easy to overlook just how delicious fresh pressed and unsweetened cranberry juice can taste in a cocktail (especially those that utilize gin, vodka, tequila and rye), but you should really try it when mixing these recipes instead of turning to bottled versions. 

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