cocktails

Some Like It Hot: The Best Spicy Cocktails In New York City

Some Like It Hot: The Best Spicy Cocktails In New York City

Some like it hot. For those who do, a spicy cocktail is probably on your preferred menu. If you find yourself in New York City, where craft cocktail bars litter almost every street, you’ll be in hot cocktail heaven. To […]

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Chocolate And Spirits Unite Sustainably In Brooklyn, New York

Chocolate and liquor are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of healthy food and drink. Additionally, they’re not typically two items you imagine pairing together; however, at Brooklyn’s Cacao Prieto, single origin Dominican cacao and […]

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Exploring The Largest Gin Collection At Sea (Tasting Guide Included!)

“Have you ever realized you could put a slice of ginger in a gin and tonic? Well, you can.” I’m currently in the Herrenzimmer aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s MS EUROPA 2 luxury cruise ship partaking in a gin tasting experience. Led by […]

Infographic: An A-Z Of Forgotten Classic Cocktails

Infographic: An A-Z Of Forgotten Classic Cocktails

      Hoping to impress your friends with your craft cocktail skills but want to go beyond the usual Manhattan and Martini? Check out these recipes for forgotten classic cocktails for inspiration. Harvey Wallbangers, everyone?     Featured image […]

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Innovative Eats: How Black Tree Is Converting Vegans In NYC

While we here at Epicure & Culture love farm-to-table ventures, there’s no denying the concept has been talked about to death. That’s why it’s always exciting to find delicious venues taking the “eat local” philosophy above and beyond what most […]

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Beyond Books: The Library For Whiskey Connoisseurs In Portland, Oregon

If you like whiskey, hop on a plane right now and head to Portland, Oregon. While Portland is known for being home to more breweries than any other city in the country and being within driving distance of the Wakeema […]

Pouring a steeping of tea during a Gong Fu Tea Tasting. Photo courtesy of Verdant Tea.

Discover Chinese Culture In A Minneapolis’ Tea Shop (Antioxidant Cocktails Included)

After water, tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage and many countries have made it an integral part of their national identities, traditions and past times. What would an afternoon in England be without crumpets and high tea? How […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spirits From Navy Gin To Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Fifteen tastings. Not wine, but spirits. Gins, vodkas, whiskies, rums, scotches, brandy, cognacs and liqueurs. While I thought blind tastings were a challenge, this would be my biggest feat yet. The life of a sommelier isn’t just about vino, but […]

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This Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Is Too Good Not To Mention

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when exploring the Las Olas restaurants scene, make sure to stop by an artisanal venue worth the trip in itself: Sweet Nectar Charcoal and Spirits. After walking along the beachfront and seeing so many chain restaurants, […]