• Where to Drink in Amsterdam, According to the World’s Best Bartender

    Ryan Chetiyawardana, otherwise known as Mr Lyan, has won 'International Bartender of the Year' two years in a row. I got him to show me around the Dutch capital.

  • How a Gin Craze Nearly Destroyed 18th-Century London

    By 1730, an estimated 7,000 gin shops were turning Londoners into degenerate alcoholics. Historical accounts of violence, widespread addiction, and social devastation call to mind the early 80s crack epidemic.

  • Get Smashed on the Gin Smash

    The duo behind award-winning Manhattan bar The Dead Rabbit are particularly keen on historic cocktails, and the smash is no exception. This one's made with lemon sherbet, genever, mint, and a few dashes of celery shrub give it a purely vegetal kick.

  • Why Isn't America Drinking More Genever?

    Largely unknown in the US, genever isn't juniper-flavored stuff we think of as gin, even if they are related. At its core, genever is whiskey.