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No. 27: September/October 2010



Your Ultimate Seasonal Beer Guide

From fall to spring, the 50 best brews for every season.

BONUS: Check out our favorite seasonal beers on tap.
RECIPE: Smoked Porter Cheesecake


Bittersweet Symphony READ »

Fruits, herbs and roots combine in an ever-widening array of cocktail tinctures.
RECIPE: In Bloom Bitters

RECIPE: Speaking in Tongues Cocktail
RECIPE: And to All a Good Night
RECIPE: Trident Cocktail
RECIPE: Compass Rose


Capital Gains

In Washington, D.C., the cocktails are as interesting as the politics. READ »
BONUS: Find out where to get the best beer in D.C.
RECIPE: Beetiful Bubbles

RECIPE: The Tabard Cocktail

RECIPE: That Cucumber Drink


Blending In

Mixing up a custom blend of tea is easier than you might think.
BONUS: Learn how to make your own herbal tisanes.


Slow Ride READ »

Bike your way through some of America’s best wine regions.




Uncorked Uncorked Orange wine, Irish coffee, our favorite things and culinary bad boy Anthony Bourdain.
RECIPE: Irish Coffee


Dr. Cocktail Moonshine and stars combine for the perfect Indian summer sipper.


Distilled To decant or not to decant? Our experts fill you in. 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 out which fino sherries make the cut.
RECIPE: Tuxedo Cocktail


Gear When it comes to tampers, it’s all about the fit.

BONUS: How to tamp like a pro


Elements Apple cider is cropping up in a bushel of cocktails. READ »
RECIPE: North by Northwest
RECIPE: Homemade Apple Cider


Characters Brewer Dann Paquette makes his fairy tale dreams come true.


Mix It Up How to make your own amaretto.
RECIPE: Chocolate Amaretto Cupcakes


Scene Scout Coffee goes omakase at Modesto, California’s newest café.
RECIPE: Serrano Mocha


Cravings Bourbon-spiked sausages you can make at home.


Quench The history of Curaçao liqueur mirrors the history of the island itself.
RECIPE: Brandy Crusta
RECIPE: El Presidente



Cocktails Cocktails Stars Fell on Alabama, Indispensable Cocktail a la Gibson, Blackforest Cider, Waltzing With Vincent Price, Saffron-Limoncello Shandy, Trinidad Sour, Alaska Cocktail, Red Ant, Philly Sling, Señor Arroyo, Mortal Sunset, Homemade Amaretto, Sinister Proposal

Cravings Sage and Bourbon Whiskey Sausage with Cherry Tomato Chutney

How-to Peach Amaretto