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The Geometry of Perfect Cocktail Ice: 4 Essential Shapes

The Geometry of Perfect Cocktail Ice: 4 Essential Shapes

Once offered at only a few ambitious bars, crystal-clear, hand-carved ice is now the hallmark of any serious cocktail.

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Snaps

Top 10 Mixologists of the Last 10 Years

Top 10 mixologists

To celebrate the 10th edition of our outstanding annual book F&W Cocktails, we salute America's mixology madness. Here are ten brilliant bartenders who've shaped the way we drink over then last decade.

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Drink This Now

11 Single-Spirit Bars You Need to Try Right Now

11 Single-Spirit Bars You Need to Try Right Now

From a new Portland, OR, lounge with more than 1,500 whiskeys to an NYC tequileria offering bottle storage lockers, specialty bars are everywhere.

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Drink This Now

A Boozy Easter Egg for Grown-Ups

What is the best thing you ever found inside an Easter egg? Chocolate? Jelly beans? Maybe a couple of quarters? None of that compares to what’s inside the icy eggs served at Alexandria, Virginia’s Jackson 20: booze.

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Travel Tips

Bars to Get Your Spring Break On

Spring Break

F&W's Kate Krader spotlights the best places to go for every type of spring break.

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Drink This Now

Bars Are Now Making Their Own Excellent Vermouths

Restaurants and bars are jumping on the vermouth train—by making their own.

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Restaurant Industry Intel

Why Are Craft Cocktails So Pricey?

Mixologist Jim Meehan on Craft Cocktail Prices

A $15 drink is expensive for a reason. Mixologist Jim Meehan traces the cost back to hand-carved ice and leather (not pleather) seats.

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At-Home Bartender

3 Awesome Beer Cocktails from the Modern Family Dad's New Bar

3 Clever Beer Cocktails from TV Star Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell's new Beer Bar serves 150 brews and a rotating roster of three to five beer cocktails like the ones below, all food-friendly and refreshing.

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Drink This Now

Chocolate Cocktails That Are Great, Not Gross

Sweet, creamy, often ending in -tini and served with a sugared rim, typical chocolate cocktails don't deserve much respect. But these do. 

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Sommeliers

After Hours with Sommelier Patrick Cappiello

Sommelier Patrick Cappiello

At New York City's Pearl & Ash, wine director and managing partner Patrick Cappiello can often be seen whacking the tops off Champagne bottles with a saber. He also oversees a cellar full of extraordinary values.

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