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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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No one would ever call the 1970s and '80s a golden age for cocktails; in fact, it’s a time that many bartenders would like to forget. But Dan Sabo, the beverage manager at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, looked to this era for inspiration when he created the new drink menu at the Mezzanine at L.A. Chapter.

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A ripe and juicy mango is delicious simply sliced up—but it’s even better in a cocktail. Here, eight amazing drinks to make with fresh mangoes. (Pro tip: Watch this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips to learn how to peel a mango using a glass.)

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Crisp, sweet asparagus is practically the official vegetable of spring. We've been known to eat it at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and now a San Francisco bartender has figured out how to drink it at cocktail hour.

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For the most part, vermouth is the territory of the Italians who invented it and the modern Americans who reinvented it—with one French exception: the ever-present Dolin. But as of this week, there are three great new French additions to the ever-growing market of craft vermouths.

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Every Derby Day (which is May 2 this year), a great many people who love bourbon, horse racing or both come together to drink icy, sweet and boozy mint juleps. And for the last 10 years, some Derby fans have taken the opportunity to make a substantial donation to charity by buying the $1,000 Mint Julep Cup.

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A spicy root long featured in Indian and Thai curries, turmeric started trending in the healthy beverage aisle thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

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After a long day of mad-scientist-level mixology at Cambridge’s Café ArtScience, bar manager and partner Todd Maul wants a gin Martini. It may not require any lab equipment (rotovaps and centrifuges get heavy use at this bar), but Maul's recipe for this classic is extremely precise. Here, his guide to stirring up (certainly not shaking) the perfect Martini.

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We’re calling it. The next big spirit you’ll be seeing on cocktail menus is pisco.

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Expert Guide to Drinking

While it’s cropping up on cocktail bars across the country and a quickly growing spirit category, pisco is still a mystery to most. Here, a helpful pisco primer.

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Instead of dying and hiding eggs this Easter, use them to make deliciously frothy cocktails. Here, nine fantastic, spring drinks to make with eggs.

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