No. 19: May/June 2009

FEATURES

Raising the Bar
Whether you’re stocking a basic bar or going for a master’s in mixology, our home bar guide will help you gear up.
BONUS: Expert entertaining tips to put your home bar to use.
BONUS: The best value buys for your home bar.
RECIPES: 75 cocktails you can make at home


Welcome to Las Vegas
READ »
Searching for authentic cocktails in America’s most wildly self-inventive city.
RECIPE: By Any Other Name


Playing With Fire

For some craft brewers, smoked beers present an irresistible challenge.


Time Is on Their Side

Some roasters claim that, like a fine wine, coffee can improve with age.


Weathering the Storm
READ »
Can wine survive climate change?

DEPARTMENTS

Uncorked Drink news you can use.
BONUS: Q&A with Lynne Rossetto Kasper
BONUS: Women in Wine
RECIPE: The Anthony Hopkins

Dr. Cocktail Rediscovering vintage drinks with Ted Haigh.

Distilled Your questions, expert answers.

Taste-Test: Grenadine Which grenadine is the real deal?
RECIPE: Homemade Grenadine

Gear We find out which vacuum pots can handle the pressure.

Elements: Cynar Embrace the bittersweet allure of Cynar.
RECIPE: The Apple of Eden
RECIPE: The Brolin

Characters New Orleans bartender Chris McMillian says making drinks is only 10 percent of his job. READ »
BONUS: Q&A with Chris McMillian
RECIPE: Classic Mint Julep

Style Beer soap that puts the suds in your suds.

Mix It Up How to add flamed orange peels to your bag of bar tricks.

Scene Scout Where to go now, from MadCap Coffee Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Gainsbourg in Seattle.

Cravings Tequila gives cupcakes a little extra spirit.

Quench Let the sunshine in with dandelion wine.
BONUS: How to turn dandelions from weeds into wine

RECIPES

Cocktails Smoky Mary, Cafe Atlantico’s Passion Fruit Martini, Menehune Gonzalez, The Charleston, Trident, Alto Cucina, The Norma Jean, The Rosita, Marker Man, Paul’s Club, Cat’s Pajamas, Thurston Howl, Sophia Loren

Alcohol-Free Pimm and Proper, Ginger Bellini Punch

Cravings Tequila Cupcakes

How-to Flamed Orange Peel

FEATURES

Raising the Bar
Whether you’re stocking a basic bar or going for a master’s in mixology, our home bar guide will help you gear up.
BONUS: Expert entertaining tips to put your home bar to use.
BONUS: The best value buys for your home bar.
RECIPES: 75 cocktails you can make at home


Welcome to Las Vegas
READ »
Searching for authentic cocktails in America’s most wildly self-inventive city.
RECIPE: By Any Other Name


Playing With Fire

For some craft brewers, smoked beers present an irresistible challenge.


Time Is on Their Side

Some roasters claim that, like a fine wine, coffee can improve with age.


Weathering the Storm
READ »
Can wine survive climate change?

DEPARTMENTS

Uncorked Drink news you can use.
BONUS: Q&A with Lynne Rossetto Kasper
BONUS: Women in Wine
RECIPE: The Anthony Hopkins

Dr. Cocktail Rediscovering vintage drinks with Ted Haigh.

Distilled Your questions, expert answers.

Taste-Test: Grenadine Which grenadine is the real deal?
RECIPE: Homemade Grenadine

Gear We find out which vacuum pots can handle the pressure.

Elements: Cynar Embrace the bittersweet allure of Cynar.
RECIPE: The Apple of Eden
RECIPE: The Brolin

Characters New Orleans bartender Chris McMillian says making drinks is only 10 percent of his job. READ »
BONUS: Q&A with Chris McMillian
RECIPE: Classic Mint Julep

Style Beer soap that puts the suds in your suds.

Mix It Up How to add flamed orange peels to your bag of bar tricks.

Scene Scout Where to go now, from MadCap Coffee Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Gainsbourg in Seattle.

Cravings Tequila gives cupcakes a little extra spirit.

Quench Let the sunshine in with dandelion wine.
BONUS: How to turn dandelions from weeds into wine

RECIPES

Cocktails Smoky Mary, Cafe Atlantico’s Passion Fruit Martini, Menehune Gonzalez, The Charleston, Trident, Alto Cucina, The Norma Jean, The Rosita, Marker Man, Paul’s Club, Cat’s Pajamas, Thurston Howl, Sophia Loren

Alcohol-Free Pimm and Proper, Ginger Bellini Punch

Cravings Tequila Cupcakes

How-to Flamed Orange Peel