No. 44: July/August 2013




    Mexicali Mule, Classic Lemonade Shandy, Gin-Cassis Shandy, Belgium Sucker Punch Shandy, Dueling Banjos, Sirocco Mixture, Preservation Punch, Top 10, Oaxaca Springtime, I'm a Peach, Honeydew Crush, Eastern Smash, One Day in Rio, Southern Hemisphere Smash, Chile-Nectarine Smash, Summers' Vitae, Melo-Mint Smash, Ti' Punch, Homemade Creme de Cassis, Blue Vein, Dial "D" for Derby.


    Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwiches


    Simply Smashing

    Brighten up your summer with fresh and fruity smashes.

    Easy, Breezy Bubbly

    Forget the black tie—summer is prime time for flip-flops, bbq and sparkling wine.

    Hey, Honey

    Thanks to a swarm of innovators, there's a new buzz surrounding mead. Read More »

    The Milky Way

    How family-run dairies are making a comeback.

    Treasure Island

    In Martinique, fresh sugarcane is the stuff rum dreams are made of. Read More »



    A fresh look at cocktail bitters, summery shandy recipes, and Cooking Channel cocktail darlings Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark on their favorite hangouts, guilty pleasures and drinks.

    Old Fashioned

    David Wondrich navigates the spirits-soaked history of sailor drinks. Read More »

    Taste Test

    cold-brew coffees inspire a summer on ice.


    Our favorite picnic totes and baskets.


    Bright and luscious, tart and sweet, cherries bejewel summer cocktails.


    At the table and in the studio, sommelier turned podcaster Levi Dalton keeps the wine conversation going.

    Mix It Up

    Add a fruity splash to cocktails with homemade creme de cassis. Read More »

    Scene Scout

    Where to drink in Uptown Oakland, the heart of NorCal's East Bay.


    Chocolate, rum and espresso unite in a tiramisu ice cream sandwich.


    A journey from urban home brewer to rural hop whisperer.