No. 76 November/December 2018

November/December 2018 Issue



    Santa’s Little Helper, Five-Spice Eggnog, Highland Eggnog, Ibimi Fizz, Spanish Coffee, The Chapuline, It, Oi Oi Oi, Bad Santa, And a Partridge in a Pear Tree, Naughty Shot, Nice Shot, Christmopolitan, Jingle Balls Nog, Muletide, Hello Stranger, Norteño, The Democrat, Tom & Jerry


    Miracle Chex Mix, Pecan, Bourbon & Chocolate Pie


    A Cocktail Story

    How the Miracle pop-up bar became a global holiday tradition.

    Holiday Gift Guide

    Imbibe-approved gifts for everyone on your list.

    Brut Strength

    Inspired by Champagne, brewers are creating dry and fizzy IPAs.

    Old School

    Italian winemakers turn to tradition to save Lambrusco from its own success.

    Opportunity Knocks

    The steady rise of cascara.

    The Town

    Oakland builds a cocktail community on its own terms.



    A new, zero-proof sparkler, alpine liqueurs, cranberry cocktails, eggnog riffs, the anatomy of the Spanish Coffee, neon bender Mike Heist, and food writer Melissa Clark on her favorite boozy holiday tradition (hint: It involves fire).


    Looking back on two centuries of the drinking straw. Read More »

    Taste Test

    Blended Scotch whiskies for holiday highballs or straight sipping.


    Handmade ceramic mugs for your favorite winter warmers.


    Bartenders gain a new appreciation for crème de menthe.


    In Birmingham, Alabama, LeNell is back to doing what she does best.

    Mix It Up

    A holiday stalwart to sip while the snow falls.

    Scene Scout

    Where to drink in Honolulu.


    Bourbon and dark chocolate lend extra holiday cheer to pecan pie.


    What drinking tea can teach us about drinking everything else.

    Bonus Articles

    How to Drink Cascara

    Hot or cold, mixed with spirits or soda, cascara is a versatile ingredient. Read More »

    Where to Buy Cascara

    Seven great coffee roasters who sell the fruity husk of the coffee berry. Read More »

    5 to Try: Lambrusco

    Experts around the country share their favorite value bottles. Read More »