Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Drink This Now
Hot buttered rum is a wintertime staple. Tiki cocktails are summertime musts. Now, South Water Kitchen in Chicago is bringing the two seasonally oppositional tipples together to create a new, revolutionary cocktail: a tropical cold buttered rum called You Butter Bet Your Life. READ MORE
Expert Holiday Tips

Too often hot buttered rum arrives topped with an unappetizing, shimmering oil slick. Bartender Duane Sylvestre of Bourbon Steak DC has a fix: fat-washing.

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Drink This Now

The mojito is an essential summer cocktail: Rum, mint, lime juice and a hit of spritzy soda water—it doesn’t get any better. But it can get clearer. 

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The Usual

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.

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Drink This Now

If you don’t relish the thought of buying substandard bourbon or paying more for the good stuff, here’s a suggestion: Discover the pleasures of really good aged rum.

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The Usual

Here, eight transporting rum cocktails.

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Hotels

Carlos Pellas, the richest man in Nicaragua, has created a spare-no-expense beach resort that's a relative bargain. Will it put this country on the world travel map?

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