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Neal Bodenheimer

Neal Bodenheimer Lives at the Intersection of Cocktail History and Community

How the New Orleans native helped shape the city's bar scene.
Mixopedia city cocktails

Why Do Most Cocktails Named After Cities Fail to Thrive?

Why some city-centric cocktails never got enshrined in the canon of classics.
Coconut Willie

Mixopedia: Before the Piña Colada There Was the Coconut Willie

In 1937, Hawai‘i came to New York.

Imbibe 75 Person to Watch: Kimberly Patton-Bragg

How the New Orleans bartender has left her mark on the Crescent City's bar scene.

Imbibe 75 Person to Watch: Touré Folkes

With Turning Tables, Folkes is helping underrepresented communities kickstart careers in the bar world.

How the Café Brûlot Ventures Far Beyond the Basics

The story behind one of the showiest cocktails ever invented.
cocktail competitions

Mixopedia: Why Cocktail Competition Winners Seldom Become Classics

How competition cocktails became the show dogs of the cocktail world.

Delphine Gardère Has Big Plans for Her Family’s Fabled Rum Distillery

How the fifth-generation rum producer is keeping her family's legacy alive while shaping a new future.

Mixopedia: Black Tot Day Marks the End of a British Rum Tradition

The day the rum stopped flowing.

Mixopedia: Reassessing the Grasshopper’s Origin Story

Who really invented the Grasshopper? Wayne Curtis does some digging.

Mixopedia: The Tap-Icer’s Journey From Bar Essential to Bar Relic

The rise and fall of a once beloved ice-cracking tool from the 1940s.

Imbibe 75 People to Watch: Becky and Scott Harris

When the pandemic delivered hardship to their distillery, Catoctin Creek founders Becky and Scott Harris created a way to help the hospitality industry.

Imbibe 75 People to Watch: Deniseea Taylor

How the cocktail educator is merging her passion for Black history with her passion for hospitality.

Mixopedia: Fancy Drinks

What makes an ordinary cocktail extra special?
tom and jerry cocktail

Mixopedia: Solving the Mysteries of the Tom and Jerry Cocktail

Gather around for a toast to Tom and Jerry, whomever they may be.

Mixopedia: How Aspic Evolved Into the Pappy Jell-O Shot

From "punch jelly" to the Pappy Jell-O shot, Wayne Curtis traces the wild and wonderful history of jiggly cocktails.

The Bourbon Boom

America’s favorite whiskey is more popular than ever. But what’s the price of success?
ice cube tray

Tracing the Historical Arc of the Ice Cube Tray

From aluminum to plastic to soft silicone, Wayne Curtis explores the evolution of the ice cube tray.