Tall Tales and Cocktails

Learn how to make signature cocktails, the history behind your favorite drinks, and how to appropriately pair wines from your favorite industry insiders, including bartenders, vintners, and spirits enthusiasts.

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15 Stellar Whiskies (and Whiskeys) from Scotland, Japan, India, and Australia
These international standouts prove that there's an entire world of great whisky to explore.
11 Unique Barrel-Finished Irish Whiskeys to Drink Right Now
From apricot-brandy casks to ex-Pinot Noir barrels, these uniquely finished Irish Whiskeys are perfect for Saint Patrick's Day and beyond.
How to Plot Your Next Whiskey Pilgrimage
Making the most of your next liquid tour of Scotland and Ireland takes planning and a great guide, but it’s well worth the effort.
35 Unusual Gins to Add to Your Home Bar
From a Scottish gin with high-toned spice to a Sonoma number finished in red wine barrels, these gins are sure to boost your home cocktail game.
The Country's First Oyster Vodka Tastes Like the Ocean and Makes a Mean Martini
Ostreida is made by Providence, Rhode Island’s first distillery since Prohibition.
Gibson Martinis
The Gibson—a variation on a Martini made with a splash of pickled onion juice and garnished with a pickled pearl onion—doesn't get enough love, but we're here to change that. The key to a great Gibson is to make your own pickled onions; the flavor and texture of homemade just can't be beat, and you will also have extra to add to your next cheese board, salad, or sandwich. We might call for adding just one onion to each martini, but don't let that stop you from sneaking in a few more into your glass.
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How to Choose Whiskeys for Your Home Bar, According to a Pro
At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, star mixologist Alba Huerta led a tasting of some of her favorite whiskeys.
Espresso Martini
Shaking the ingredients with ice creates a foamy “crema” atop this bittersweet coffee-flavored martini from cocktail guru Ericka Duffy. Be sure to squeeze the orange peel over the drink; the citrus-oil aroma is essential for balance.