• Friends Don't Let Friends Burn Absinthe

    Marc Bernhard, a craft absinthe distiller based in Washington, knowns damn well that the green fairy won't make you hallucinate, and he rails against the popular practice in some bars of lighting the sugar cube on fire.

  • A Gonzo Journey Through Berlin's Absinthe Bars

    Berlin has four absinthe bars. I don’t think that’s nearly enough. I decided to visit them in one night to see if I, in not becoming a degenerate, might encourage the building of more.

  • Dressed Can Recipe

    Make a fancy cocktail right in your can of beer.

  • Meet the Foragers Getting High on Mugwort

    I joined forager Richard Osmond in search of mugwort, a relative of wormwood, the flavoring agent in absinthe. It’s also known for the inducement of weird dreams.

  • This Isn't Your Grandfather's Absinthe

    What began as a hobby in a Bushwick apartment eventually became Standard Wormwood Distillery, producing oak-aged, rye-based absinthe.

  • In Prague, Better Alcohol Means Better Absinthe

    Prague is lousy with tourists shops offering artificially colored and flavored "Czech-style absinthes,” but a small group of absinthe enthusiasts is leading the charge to bring fine cocktails and spirits to the city.

  • The Perfect Salad Has Absinthe, Cheese, and Watermelon

    Yeah, it may sound a little crazy. But a salad is anything you want it to be. And we want the Watermelon, Mint, and Halloumi Salad from The Hole in the Wall.

  • Quebec's Forbidden Spirits

    Simon Coutu and Ogden Ridjanovic go on an all-day bender in regional Quebec to find out why it's so difficult to purchase locally crafted spirits.

  • Watermelon, Mint, and Halloumi Salad Recipe

    Quick pickled-watermelon, mint, and crispy, seared halloumi cheese make for the perfect appetizer.

  • How-To: Make a Maid in Cuba Cocktail

    Tom Walker—currently of New York's Attaboy and formerly of the prestigious American Bar at London's Savoy Hotel—shows us how to master his signature cocktail: the Maid In Cuba.

  • Maid in Cuba

    Conceived during his time at the Savoy Hotel, Tom Walker's Maid in Cuba is just as English as the man himself; it's sharp, dry, refreshing, and intoxicating.

  • This Kentucky Distillery Is Blasting David Bowie Songs to Flavor Its Brandy

    Joe Heron of Louisville's Copper & Kings distillery says that “happy brandy makes happy drinking,” and believes that the gentle vibrations of music assist in the aging process for his craft spirits. He draws the line at Katy Perry, though.