cognac

Booze

Sourcing High-End Booze For a Living Is Less Fun than it Sounds

"I could be in a vineyard with a small cognac maker, and if I asked the guy what the weather was, he wouldn’t answer.”
Eric Kingrea
10.9.18
Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Country Pâté

Embrace your inner Frenchy and make this Pâté de Campagne, a rustic pork country pâté with a modern update from Brooklyn spot, Alameda.
Nick Padilla
3.19.18
Booze

The Joy of Not-So-Secretly Drinking on Russian Trains

In vodka-soaked Russia, a calamity has taken place: Booze is banned on the trains. But that doesn't mean passengers and crew aren't drinking.
Dave Hazzan
2.10.18
Recipe

Tommy's Cold Toddy Recipe

Cold brew is great, but it's even better with booze.
Dan Solomito
10.15.17
Booze

Watch This Guy Down the World’s Most Expensive Shot

The nearly $8,800 price tag is going to give businessman Jason Wong more than a sore head in the morning.
Daisy Meager
11.18.16
Make it

Cold Brew Tastes Better with Brandy

Tommy's cold brew is part iced coffee, part hard liquor.
Munchies Staff
9.10.16
spirits

You Can Bid on Marie Antoinette-Era Cognac in Paris

La Tour d’Argent, a famed Parisian restaurant, is selling off a silver duck press and 228-year-old bottles of Grande Fine Clos du Griffier Cognac.
Wyatt Marshall
5.7.16
Make this

It's Time to Punch Out

It’s been a long hard journey from Monday morning to this moment, hasn’t it? So take a load off. Make punch.
Munchies Staff
4.15.16
liquor

I Went to a Country that Doesn’t Exist to Drink Its Famous Brandy

Located between Moldova and the Ukraine, Transnistria has yet to receive any international acknowledgement that it actually exists. Despite that, it happens to produce some extremely fine—and extremely expensive—brandy.
Emelyn Rude
1.31.16
Cocktails

Why You Should Never Order a Mojito in My Bar

I have no problem with a mojito but my problem is that it suggests that you don't want to read my menu. It's like going to an amazing restaurant and just eating burger and chips.
Felix Cohen
12.25.15
Make this

Tom and Jerry's Are the Best Way to Get Drunk by the Yuletide Log

This classic winter drink offers a sweet, cozy buzz off something that smells like booze-spiked pumpkin spice latte. We can already feel the cheer creeping in.
Munchies Staff
12.24.15
airports

The British Government Is Cracking Down on Drunken Flyers

In an effort to crack down on obnoxious flyers, the British government has decided to minimize the amount of in-flight damage that can be caused by duty-free liquor by putting the bottles in sealed bags.
Nick Rose
11.30.15