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Carrie Allan is a writer and editor who lives in Hyattsville, Md. Her Spirits column appears regularly.
Robert Simonson's new cookbook salutes the king of cocktails.
Pay attention to bitterness, intensity and texture, and you'll be good. Here are three recipes to get you started.
SPIRITS | Aimed at protecting purity during a time of fakery, it can help smaller distillers stand out.
Three ways to make your drink pink.
SPIRITS | The category — including gin and tonics, rum and Cokes, and Palomas — is forgiving, but don’t throw all precision out the window.
While America was under Prohibition, cocktail culture was thriving in Havana.
SPIRITS | Derek Brown’s new book traces its development from the nation’s beginnings to now, with recipes
SPIRITS | Legend has it that the Ramos Gin Fizz requires 10 minutes of shaking, but thankfully you don’t have to go that far.
My weekly drinks with co-workers have kept us together through anniversaries, deaths and the bittersweet passage of time.
Some distillers hew to tradition, and others experiment with different casks — and what used to be in them.