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Happy National Absinthe Day

You don't have to wait for St. Patrick's Day to drink something green — today is National Absinthe Day! Long the preferred libation of the Parisian Smart Set, absinthe is an anise-flavored spirit infused with a variety of botanicals, including the infamous wormwood. The "Green Fairy" as it's sometimes known, absinthe was long reputed to … Read more

Recipe: Clover Club Cocktail

The Clover Club was a men's club that met at Philadelphia's Bellevue-Stratford hotel from the 1880s through the 1920s. The group consisted of journalists, lawyers, socialites, and other important men about town — obviously they needed their own signature cocktail. And it was a good one, regarded as one of the gems of Pre-Prohibition America.   Clover … Read more

The World’s 50 Best Bars

A poll was taken of 100 bar professionals from around the world to produce a list of the world's 50 best bars. Obviously lists like this are a little silly. Such things are subjective and prone to cronyism, and also vary depending on the respondent’s criteria and state of inebriation. Still, I love a good list, … Read more

Book Review: “The PDT Cocktail Book” by Jim Meehan

A lot of cocktail books are published every year, some of them containing thousands of recipes, some of them focusing on only a few dozen. Many of these books aren't especially useful, presenting recipes chosen with little care or attention to detail. With books like that, it's caveat emptor and bibitor. Not so with Jim Meehan's PDT … Read more