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Bartenders Are Bracing for a Flood of Negroni Sbagliatos
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Bartenders Are Bracing for a Flood of Negroni Sbagliatos

If you’re on a certain part of the internet (read: queer) you’ve surely already seen the latest sensation making everyone horny for Emma D’Arcy, or Campari, or Prosecco, or some combination of all three. In a now viral video, the House of the Dragon actor is being interviewed by their costar Olivia Cooke, who asks...

Let Those ‘I-Don’t-Care’ Days Begin With a Fancy Free
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Let Those ‘I-Don’t-Care’ Days Begin With a Fancy Free

Photo: Devojka There are two key signifiers that cement the fact that I am, officially, unambiguously, and regrettably, an adult. It isn’t my age (which, depending on the day and who you’re asking, is anywhere from 27 to 50 years old), and it isn’t the horizontal lines deepening on my forehead from the countless times...

The Golden Ratio Is All You Need to Make Almost Any Cocktail
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The Golden Ratio Is All You Need to Make Almost Any Cocktail

When you watch a seasoned bartender mixing you a cocktail, it can look like the operation requires an endless supply of mystery syrups, twisty spoons, and whimsical garnishes to make an impressive drink. And sure, those recipes can be fun to play around with if you’re looking for something outside the box. But if you’re...

You Can Make a Daiquiri (or any Sour) Without Simple Syrup
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You Can Make a Daiquiri (or any Sour) Without Simple Syrup

Back at the beginning of the pandemic, beverage writer David Wondrich did us all a huge favor by tweeting a “Drink of the Day,” live from his kitchen with “who-gives-a-shit home photography and old-person threading skills.” The series is delightful, but I had largely forgotten about it because I don’t drink all that much anymore....

In Wisconsin, the Old Fashioned Hits Different
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In Wisconsin, the Old Fashioned Hits Different

The old fashioned knows how to wring the most flavor out of the simplest ingredients. The bourbon-based drink is bolstered with bitters, sugar, and orange—garnish with a cherry and you’ve got a bar classic. At least, that’s the classic in 49 states. Ask for an old fashioned in Wisconsin at nearly any drinking establishment and...