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Battery Powered Bartender

Mixopedia: The Battery Powered Bartender

Revisiting the golden era of cocktail kitsch.
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Mixopedia: Cocktail Umbrellas

How this enduring symbol of drinking-as-leisure came to be.
waring blender

The Waring Blender’s Lasting Mark

The boozy slushy might not be what it is today without the invention.
Mini Liquor Bottles

Mixopedia: The Secret Life of Mini Bottles

Wayne Curtis uncovers a storied history that dates back to 1862.
Home Cocktail Revolution

The Other Cocktail Revolution

As Wayne Curtis finds, passion still fuels the best home entertainers.

Mixopedia: A Short History of the Sugar Cube

Wayne Curtis explores 175 years of sweetness.
Drinking Districts

Behind the Bar: The History of Drinking Districts

Most mid-sized cities in North America have a few blocks devoted to drinking and eating.
martini glass

Mixopedia: The Origin Story of the Martini Glass

Wayne Curtis explores the rise and fall of the most iconic cocktail glass.
immigrants and american bars

The Enduring Relationship Between Immigrants and American Bars

Bars have attracted immigrants and their ideas from abroad for more than a century.
julep strainer

The History of the Julep Strainer

The julep strainer is a noble artifact of the cocktail’s first great ice age.
maraschino cherry

Mixopedia: The Maraschino Cherry

Wayne Curtis delves into the history of the cocktail world’s essential non-essential.

Bryant’s Lounge in Milwaukee

Wayne Curtis gets the backstory on Milwaukee’s contrary lounge.

Pinkie Master’s: The Dive Bar With A Presidential Past

Wayne Curtis takes a look at the history of Pinkie Master’s in Savannah, where a president held forth.

Meet The New Neighborhood Bar

Newcomers like Fort Defiance, Elixir and Occidental are picking up the neighborhood-bar mantle.
cocktail menu design

The History of Cocktail Menu Design

Prior to Prohibition, cocktail menus were rare. Now, we're amid a golden age of the cocktail menu—creative, fun and occasionally outlandish.
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Portland, Maine’s Drinks Scene Comes of Age

Portland, Maine's Drinks Scene has evolved more slowly than other hubs around the country. Wayne Curtis reports on how the coastal gem is finally coming into its own.
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The History of New York Rooftop Bars

Contributor Wayne Curtis looks at the illuminating history of New York's original rooftop bars.
clarence's bar

A Look Back at Clarence’s Bar

Every neighborhood has—or should have—a Martini’s, a place where they know you, and they know when something’s not right.