Tales of the Cocktail

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    July 2, 2014


    Drink to history’s great bartenders

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    A Taste of The NoMad Bar, a Casual Spot for $198 Cocktails

    This past Saturday, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm opened their upscale take on a tavern, The NoMad Bar (10 West 28th Street, 212-796-1500). The handsome bi-level space has a kindred spirit in the restaurant's Elephant Bar, where beverage director Leo Robitschek and his team have garnered numerous acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Why You Should See Craft Cocktail Documentary Hey Bartender, Now in Wide Release

    By weaving together the stories behind New York City cocktail lair Employees Only and Westport, Connecticut, corner bar Dunvilles, director Douglas Tirola takes on the changing world of bartending and the rise of craft mixology in his recently released documentary Hey Bartender. And while the film f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Tales of the Cocktail Recap; Priciest White Wine Ever Sold

    ​If you couldn't make it down to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail this year, here's what you missed. [Metromix] You can now get a drink in Utah, but the state's liquor laws, which are heavily influenced by the Mormon Church headquartered there, are still pretty complicated. [NY Times] I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Maison Premiere's Maxwell Britten Likes His Absinthe Strong and His New York Brooklyn

    Photo by Michael McCarthyMaxwell Britten, keeper of the Green Fairy​There are few bars more enchanting than Maison Premiere, which opened on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year. It's not just the lush, romantic garden, or antique-looking absinthe drip, or bustling oyster-shucking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Hey ho, it's Friday afternoon. And therefore time to look back at the week that was. Maxwell Britten of Maison Premiere talks absinthe, Tales of the Cocktail, and proclaims his love for Brooklyn. Battle o' the raw blueberry smoothies: the Juice Press v. Organic Avenue. Our 10 best places to eat a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Beer Companies Tap Latino Market; Hamptons Bar Sells More Beer Than Yankee Stadium

    ​Big beer companies are looking to tap the Hispanic market. MillerCoors is rolling out bilingual packaging and sponsoring a Mexican soccer league; Anheuser-Busch is spending more on Spanish ads and sponsoring Cuban-American rapper Pitbull's fall concert tour. [Wall Street Journal] Cocktail b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Caorunn Launches in New York with the Big Apple Cocktail Contest

    ​You've gotta pity the gin maker in Scotland. That's kind of like being the person selling sugar-free sweets in Candyland. But Caorunn, a new small-batch gin, hails proudly from the land of Fair Isle sweaters. And it is making its American debut here in New York City. To celebrate, they're ... More >>