Category: Imbiber

All things drink: cocktails, spirits, wine, beer and coffee.

11 Top Bourbon Cocktails Around the US Now

It is Bourbon month at Liquor.com and here are 11 of my bourbon cocktails around the US now (click on each for the featured cocktail and bar/restaurant): Rusted Mule, San Francisco Baptiste & Bottle, Chicago Lola, Louisville Stacked Sandwich Shop, Portland, OR Duchess, Oakland, CA The Pritchard, Oklahoma Alexander’s Steakhouse, San Francisco Spilt Milk, Chicago Meta, Louisville Quaintrelle, Portland, OR… Read more →

11 Top Rum Cocktails Around the US Now

It is Rum month at Liquor.com and here are 11 of my rum cocktails around the US now (click on each for the featured cocktail and bar/restaurant): Kin Khao, San Francisco Bit House Saloon, Portland, OR Archipelago, Washington, D.C. Ema, Chicago Barcino, San Francisco Root Down, Denver Barrios, Oklahoma City Rye of Baltimore, Baltimore Lazy Bear, San Francisco Uva Wine… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — September Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail):   Mourad, San Francisco The Joy Luck, Louisville Kachka, Portland, OR Quiote, Chicago The Matrix, San Francisco Ruddick/Wood, Newberg, OR Goro Ramen, Oklahoma City Salt & Char, Saratoga… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — August Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): Coin-Op Game Room, San Francisco Hodges Bend, Tulsa Fox Bar, Chicago The Roosevelt Room, Austin Foreign Cinema, San Francisco Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, B.C. Aviary, Portland, OR Rich Table,… Read more →

10 Top Baltimore Bars + Interview with Lyon Distilling & Lane Harlan of WC Harlan & Clavel

In the Spring 2017 of Distiller Magazine on Baltimore, here are links to my three articles, a 14-page print spread, including my photos: My article on 10 of Baltimore’s best bars My interview with Jamie Windon of Lyon Distilling My interview with Lane Harlan of WC Harlan and Clavel, among my top Baltimore bars More of my Baltimore and D.C.… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — July Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): Dante, New York City Monteverde, Chicago Barrios, Oklahoma City Rich Table, San Francisco Linger, Denver The Roger Room, Los Angeles Saturn Room, Tulsa Péché, Austin Prohibition, Vancouver Alembic,… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — June Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): The Commissary, San Francisco Slowly Shirley, New York City L’Abbatoir, Vancouver, B.C. Curadero, San Diego WSKY Lounge, Oklahoma City Maven, San Francisco Valkyrie, Tulsa Nick’s Cove, Marshall, CA… Read more →

11 Top Vodka Cocktails Around the US Now

Vodka is a tough one — a favorite of those who “don’t like the taste of liquor” and oft-maligned by spirits geeks, in the right bartender hands, vodka cocktails can still be standouts on a given menu. Here are 11 around the country that impressed me lately from my regular Liquor.com articles: Coin-Op Game Room, San Francisco O Bar, Oklahoma… Read more →

11 Top Tequila Cocktails Around the US Now

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, I also am talking tequila this May. Here are 11 bars around North America (click on each for the featured cocktail) making standout tequila cocktails now: Tradition, San Francisco Saint Leo, Oxford, MS Espita Mezcaleria, Washington D.C. The Larchmont, Los Angeles The Dorsey at The Venetian, Las… Read more →