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No. 46: November/December 2013


Winter Wonderland

Get cozy with eight inspired takes on traditional holiday cocktails.
BONUS RECIPE: The Brown Turkey
BONUS RECIPE: Cranberry Cobbler
BONUS RECIPE: Holiday Glogg
BONUS RECIPE: Spiced Pear Punch


Holiday Gift Guide
50 Imbibe-approved gifts for everyone on your “nice” list.
WEB EXTRA: Even more gift ideas for your favorite imbibers.

12 Corks a Popping
How to put together the perfect mixed case for the holiday season.
WEB EXTRA: Your ultimate holiday food and wine pairing guide.

Of a Certain Age READ »
Inspired by sherry and port producers, craft brewers are using the solera process to create timeless vintages.
WEB EXTRA: Decoding the solera process.


Slow Jam READ »
Flavor-packed and naturally sweet, barrel-conditioned coffees are the ultimate winter warmers.

Miami's New Vice READ »
America’s southernmost metropolis finally gets a cocktail scene to call its own.


WEB EXTRA: Where to score the best coffee in Miami.



Uncorked A wintry Alpine liqueur, new European aperitifs, hot toddies three ways, and dessert maestro David Lebovitz on what to drink with sweets, his go-to wines for entertaining and cocktails in Paris.

BONUS RECIPE: Three Pins Cranberry Sauce

Old Fashioned David Wondrich invokes a European holiday tradition with the flaming Feuerzangenbowle.


Taste Test Brown ales that satisfy throughout the season.

WEB EXTRA: More brown ales we love.

Gear Our picks for party-ready punch bowls

WEB EXTRA: 6 great punch recipes.


Elements Becherovka delivers a dose of sweetness and spice to winter cocktails.
BONUS RECIPE: Czech the Shelf Recipe

BONUS RECIPE: Lindsey's Lament Recipe


Characters In life and behind the bar, St. John Frizell follows in the roving footsteps of a legendary cocktail writer.

WEB EXTRA: St. John Frizell introduces Charles H. Baker’s newly re-released tome.


Mix It Up DIY cranberry bitters add a little snap to holiday gifting.

WEB EXTRA: Download our DIY bottle tags, perfect for gifting your next batch of bitters.


Scene Scout Far from the distractions of city life, Jackson, Wyoming, offers imbibers a picturesque place to sip and unwind.
WEB EXTRA: A Q&A with Wyoming Whiskey Master Distiller Steve Nally.

Cravings Make your holiday table sparkle with a festive Champagne dessert.


Quench A grown-up Advent calendar rekindles the joy of the season.

WEB EXTRA: How to make your own beer Advent calendar.




Pins ‘n’ Needles, Tippler Hot Toddy, The American Hot Toddy, Grandpa’s Toddy, Für Peter, Feuerzangenbowle, Czech 75, Chef’s Breakfast, Wakeman’s Air, Holly Thistle, Figgy Tonic, Santa’s Little Helper, Garza’s Winter Blanket, Northern Lights, Sinterklaas, Strato, Spiced Nog Flip, Don’t Kill My Vibe, Chancleta Vieja, Cenote Sagrado, Black Manhattan, Spy Hunter


Cravings Champagne Gelée, Cranberry Bitters


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