London’s Met Bar celebrates the Chelsea Flower Show with a colorful new cocktail
London will truly come into bloom May 20, when the annual Chelsea Flower Show—a five-day extravaganza celebrating fantastic flora—kicks off. And nowhere will be celebrating with more spirit, or at least spirits, than the Met Bar at the Metropolitan by COMO London hotel.
“The presentation and name are ... More
Agostino Perrone of London’s Connaught Bar explains his latest libation and how to concoct it on this side of the Pond
From April 7 through 13, London’s famous Connaught Bar will be making its first foray into international relations when mixologists Agostino Perrone from The Connaught Bar and Colin Field from Paris’s Bar Hemingway are teaming up to create a special cocktail menu that blends their signature styles. That’s ... More
Washington’s St. Regis offers a tasty way to celebrate the cherry blossoms
Every spring, Washington, D.C. gets a bit more colorful when its famous cherry blossoms bloom, blanketing the city in a riot of pink and white flowers. This time around, the cherry blossoms will be a thrill to see but also to taste.
“We have guests traveling to the capital from around ... More
Here's the recipe for the actor's favored libation at his New York haunt, The Anchor
New Yorkers are no strangers to celebrity sightings. With the sheer number of stars calling the city their home, for those visiting New York for work or pleasure it's almost a rite of passage to see a celebrity out and about in their natural habitat.
One such ubiquitous star is ... More
A refreshing libation recreated from the oldest cocktail book in the world
The London EDITION Hotel in the West End might be brand new, but the inspiration for Milk Punch—one of the most popular libations at The Punch Room, the in-house bar—has a story soaked in history.
“The inspiration for this drink came from what it is regarded to ... More
There’s no reason to wait until summer to enjoy this Italian concoction
At the Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood, inspiration comes all the way from the Italian Riviera.
“I wanted to put together something that could be easily sipped on a sunny sandy beach or sitting down to a big Italian dinner,” bartender Brian Stewart says of his signature cocktail, the Pavone ... More
A medical researcher with a passion for mixology stirs up two elixir-inspired cocktails at Miami’s Catch restaurant
Miami-based mixologist Ryan Pafford isn’t your typical cocktail craftsman. By day, he’s a clinical researcher in the neuroendovascular division of a local hospital—and by night, he’s busy stirring up inventive drinks behind the bar at Catch in South Beach. Pafford’s managed to combine his two passions—medicine and mixology—to bring a ... More
Seasonal notes of apples, raisins and nutmeg combine for the perfect end-of-evening concoction
“The New York Harvest is something of a hybrid cocktail,” Rene Hidalgo, bar manager at Lantern's Keep in The Iroquois New York Hotel, says. “The combination of apples, raisin notes from the sherry, nutmeg and a rich creamy texture remind the imbiber of baking spices and pair well ... More
A garden-fresh cocktail for a slightly more guilt-free cheers to the new year
Forget the celery. Cocktails featuring a range of veggies as garnish or even a main ingredient are gaining popularity. Case in point: The Red Pepper Daisy, one of the signature cocktails on the new dining menu at Manhattan-based taqueria and tequilleria Teqa unveiled last month by Executive Chef ... More
A perfectly elegant New Year’s Eve cocktail, inspired by Chanel No. 5
Rather than popping your standard bottle of bubbly on New Year’s, why not try a chic champagne cocktail instead? Our current favorite: The Coco, created by mixologist Johnny Swet of New York City’s newly opened The Skylark (pictured below). Swet’s inspiration for the cocktail harkens back to his ... More