Fernet-Branca Was Once a ‘Cure’ for Cholera
I was granted a conversation with the Vice President of Fernet-Branca, Niccolò Branca, who offered some rare insight into its composition and surprising history.
Malicious, Maligned Malört Is Chicago’s Most Beloved and Disgusting Liqueur
"They're like, ‘Here, drink this!’ And you do it and you're like, ‘What the fuck?’ You don't understand what's going on, and there's a tire fire in your mouth for the next half hour, and you can't taste anything, and you're twitching on the floor.
The Easiest Hangover Cure from One of the World's Best Chefs
According to Fergus Henderson, you just need two ingredients and some ice. It's magic.
Meet the Scientist in Charge of Jägermeister’s Secret Recipe
"No, the world will never run out of Jägermeister."
OG Kush Weed-Infused Last Word
The Last Word is a classic cocktail, reportedly developed during Prohibition, that goes great with the super piney flavor of OG Kush.
Australia's Bush Is Coming to Your Cocktail
It’s a blind taste test and you have to identify coriander, mint, thyme and basil. Easy, right? But what if the lineup included pepperberry, akudjura, wattleseed and boobialla? These unique native botanicals are putting Australian liquor on the top...
Why Fireball Is Suing Jack Daniel's Over Google Drama
Sazerac, the company that owns Fireball, is accusing Brown-Forman, the company that owns Jack Daniel’s, of using Google AdWords to buy keywords that would usually direct Google users toward Fireball but instead pull them toward the Tennessee Fire.
Crema di Limoncello
You can easily make this at home, but unless you’re at Galatos in Gagliato, drinking the crema di limoncello made with local lemons, it’s not going to taste the same. If you’re in Calabria, make the trip.
This Calabrian Limoncello Tastes Like a Boozy Creamsicle
In the tiny town of Gagliato in southern Italy, I met a local chef who makes crema di limoncello that will stop you in your tracks. The strangest part? She doesn't even drink.
Chartreuse Is a Monk's Secret Formula to Long Life
Father Michael Holleran—an American monk who oversaw the production of 400-year-old Chartreuse liqueur by the Carthusian Order in France—says that the traditions of alchemy, distilling, and the search for the Holy Grail are all inextricably linked.
London dry gin, vermouth, and Campari, all in equal proportions. That's it.
A twist on the Southern classic, but this version features Japanese whiskey, plum Soju, and shiso leaves.
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