No one should be forced to live on nothing but food and water. Cocktails are a necessary part of life, and the Speakeasy is a subjective discussion about why the appletini and the strawberry margarita are not going to cut it anymore. Even before the Mad Men factor, there was a growing sophistication about venerable cocktails just as there has been about food and wine. Vintage and signature cocktails are on more and more restaurants' wine lists. It is just a matter of time before Top Bartender becomes a Bravo reality show (and the drunken panel makes it a hit), and you find it necessary to buy a bottle of Crème de Violette because guests are coming! The Speakeasy — a conversation on the renaissance of old-fangled spirits. Because a good cocktail never goes out of style.
Westminster, shaken not stirred.
The Art of the Bar: some summer cocktails to ward off winter chill.
Aloe Vera- good for you, good for your martini.
Cocktail talk from her own lips: Martha Stewart with a blender in the Bronx.
Container gardening and container cocktails for summer
It's no sin if there's gin.
Searching for a drink in the city of bier.
Barbancourt Rhum: the jewel of the rum world
Something Minty This Way Comes
Stirred, not shaken, and no whipped cream please.
Time to file your taxes, but first a toast to the IRS and toss the glass into the fireplace.
Happy birthday Mr. Frost, don't you think candlelight is flattering?
Don't knock it back like a cowboy.
Sake is good for the skin — and other joys of Japanese cocktails.
Prends soins de toi: A toast to Mardi Gras!
"A gift from the heavens for scotch lovers" has been kept on ice for over one hundred years.
Previously on the Speakeasy: "Fate has thrown us together like two drinks at the airport bar."
The Brooklyn Hills are alive with elderflower liqueur.
Man can live on drink alone — as long as it has oatmeal in it.
When you have to face the music.