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In Good Spirits: Uncovering Mezcal Culture With Master Mezcalier Jen Queen

Mezcal. If you’re like me a couple weeks ago, the word didn’t call anything to mind besides “it sounds vaguely familiar…” If you’re a little worldlier, you might recognize it as a type of alcohol, maybe even mistakenly associate it with tequila. Or wrongly envision it as a shady, unregulated […]

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Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia
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Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like a snowy alpine village illuminated by strings of colorful lights and open fires roasting chestnuts. While small towns like this light up across the Rocky Mountains and the European Alps, Big White Ski Resort stands out as the home of highly skiable champagne powder snow. […]

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Toast To Fall: U.S. Hotels Craft Seasonal Cocktails

Fall is here and with its arrival comes a whole new roster of cocktails featuring seasonal ingredients and festive touches. Toast to autumn with fall cocktails that are perfect for Halloween, harvest feasts and warming up on a cool evening from the following hotels throughout the United States. The Otesaga […]

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Beyond Farm-To-Bar: Mixologists Forage For Perfect Cocktail Ingredients

At Epicure & Culture we love telling you about the latest in sustainable travel, food and drink. Our staff is always on the lookout for great farm-to-table restaurants and bars offering locally-sourced ingredients and organic farm produce and herbs. In terms of bars, while those going this route should certainly […]

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This Miami Bartender Is Crafting Clever Concoctions Using Unusual Ingredients

There’s much more to mixology than simply combining spirits and soda. In fact, there are many creative bartenders around the world experimenting with innovative drink recipes, from libations made with meats to using ingredients like camel’s milk, caviar powder and vinegar to create unusual cocktails. One mixologist in particular who […]

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New Orleans: The Birthplace Of Cocktails

Many say cocktails were invented in New Orleans, with the birth of the Sazerac in the early 1800s. The original recipe, created by Creole apothocary owner Antoine Peychaud, included Antonine’s French brandy Sazerac-de-Forge et fils cognac. While the recipe for the drink has been tweaked over the years — mainly due to […]

Aaron of Ounce creating a handcrafted "The Third Day" cocktail. Photo courtesy of Ounce.
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Exploring Taiwan’s Classic Cocktail Culture

On Tuesday night around 10pm I find myself traveling via taxi from the Regent Taipei to the Daan District of Taipei, known for its trendy nightlife and restaurants. I’m specially looking to check out Ounce, a speakeasy-style bar that I’m told by locals is a must-do in the city. Little […]

A Classic Cocktail Crawl Through Boston, Massachusetts
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A Classic Cocktail Crawl Through Boston, Massachusetts

Eastern Standard “I enjoy bourbon. Nothing too sweet. And flavors that are sour and spicy.” I love venues like this. Mike and I are exploring Boston’s nightlife, starting with the Eastern Standard. The dim restaurant and bar is littered with high-top tables and soft candlelight, giving the allure of romance. […]

Hot Food And Drink Trends Hitting Melbourne
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Hot Food And Drink Trends Hitting Melbourne

Australia is undoubtedly one of the world’s best food and wine destinations, specifically Melbourne. The city — which features a melting pot of ethnic cuisines, culinary philosophies and delectable trends — is constantly evolving and raising its standards. At the same time, new purveyors of food and wine challenge what, […]

Cocktail Trend: The Country’s Best Bartenders Are Concocting Satisfying Meaty Libations
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Cocktail Trend: The Country’s Best Bartenders Are Concocting Satisfying Meaty Libations

You’ve heard of going for dinner and drinks, but what about going for dinner in drinks? The latest trend in the world of mixology is creating handcrafted cocktails featuring carnivorous bites. Want to try the trend for yourself? Here are Epicure & Culture’s top picks. And if you feel like […]