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No. 28: November/December 2010



2010 Holiday Gift Guide

50 fun and budget-friendly ideas for the imbibers on your list.

BONUS: Check out our bonus list of additional gift ideas.


Pleased as Punch

Spike your next holiday gathering with party-ready punch recipes.

BONUS: Mastering the art of making and serving punch.

BONUS: Q&A with David Wondrich

RECIPE: Gin Punch
RECIPE: Philadelphia Fish House Punch
RECIPE: Admiral’s Rum and Brandy Punch
RECIPE: Sugarplum Brandy Cider
RECIPE: Misa de Gallo Punch


White Winter READ »

The best chilled wines for chilly temps.


Mapping the Final Course

Plot the perfect coffee and dessert pairings for your holiday fête.
RECIPE: Jamaican Spice Pumpkin Pie


Time in a Bottle READ »

Some beers are meant to be aged gracefully.


Georgia on Our Minds

Atlanta’s mixing skills might be young, but they’re certainly not naïve.
BONUS: Find out where to get the best beer and coffee in Atlanta.
RECIPE: The Kirkwood
RECIPE: Rye Yankee Expat



Uncorked A bone-dry Spanish sidra perfect for your holiday table, favorite things, plus five great places to cozy up with hot buttered rum and a Q&A with Jose Garces.
RECIPE: Hot Buttered Rum


Dr. Cocktail Secrets of the Chatham Artillery Punch.


Distilled Need a recipe for brandied cherries? Want to know the difference between orgeat and almond syrup? We’ve got the answers. Ask your own question by clicking This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Taste-Test Find the perfect chai to wrap you in wintertime warmth.


Gear Give your wrist a rest and find out which electric wine openers come out on top.


Elements A new fleet of spiced rum is sailing into this season’s wintry drinks. READ »
RECIPE: Irish Fiji Cocktail
RECIPE: Henry & John Cocktail


Characters Bartending wouldn’t be the same without game-changer and collector extraordinaire Brian Rea.


Mix It Up Turn a few simple ingredients into a gift-worthy bottle of Vin d’Orange.
RECIPE: Navel Vin d’Orange


Scene Scout Devilishly good food and drinks abound at L.A.’s Villains Tavern.
RECIPE: Tijuana Trick


Cravings A rib roast with Bordeaux gravy will let you impress your guests without breaking a sweat.


Quench Get past the puzzling name, and you’ll find that Corn ‘N’ Oil offers a spiced, rum-drenched taste of the tropics.



Cocktails Chatham Artillery Punch, The Chapulin, The Elixir, Winter Tonic, Cable Car, Caribbean Flip, St. Lucia's Punch, Spiced Pear Punch, The Sands of Time, Kentucky Cardinal Punch, Conquistador Punch, The Jackdaw Kit, Cranberry Gingersnap, Miel Picante Punch, The Kilted Pistolero, Witch Hunt, Evergreen, Corn 'N' Oil

Cravings Lu's Brandied Cherries, Lemon-Swirl Cheesecake Bars, Apple-Cranberry Holiday Crisp, Deep-Dish Chocolate-Orange Mousse Tart, Peppermint-Spiked Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Bourbon-Molasses Pecan Pie, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Spiced Caramel Sauce, Red-Wine Poached Pears, Guinness Stout Ginger Cake, Rosemary-Crusted Standing Rib Roast with Bordeaux Gravy

How-to Vin d’Orange