Favorite Cocktails for Summer Sipping

Our picks for tropical daytime drinking and sunsets, whether in the stifling heat of the city or on the beach

Summer is the season of day drinking, whether you’re stuck in a hot city in the northern hemisphere, taking a weekend at the beach, or escaping the cold in the south and heading to a tropical oasis. On a hot day (or night) there’s nothing quite as satisfying as an icy cold, refreshing and zesty cocktail—even if you’re dripping in sweat and getting sand in …

PDT’s Cocktail Expert Jim Meehan Tackles Airport Lounges

The master bartender continues his quest to share the culture of crafts cocktails—now for people in transit

For a bartender with as much knowhow as Jim Meehan (his PDT book forever changed how many think about and make cocktails), his legendary drinks make him something of mythical figure to many cocktail experts, who are willing to travel far and wide to experience the fruits of his labor. That’s just what we did this year at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, where …

The Moxie Cocktail

For the sophisticated summer drinker, Cynar enters the amaro cocktail resurgence

If you’re into cocktails, it’s likely you’ve come across the amaro Cynar—either on menus or in your drink. There’s a global resurgence in the popularity of amaros, a sub-genre of bitters, extending beyond the Aperol Spritz and Campari’s Negroni. With a lower alcohol content, an herbal palette and a dynamic edge, amaros are being ushered in with the grander classic cocktail revival. Cynar’s unique bouquet …

Culinary Cocktails

Hickory-smoking and sous-vide infusing, just a few methods Gabriella Mlynarczyk is using to make new drinks

by Paul Cantagallo As the dubious figure of the “mixologist” continues to get promoted on shows like Portlandia and in music video spoofs, a new generation of bartenders are looking for inspiration in, of all places, the kitchen. Among them is Gabriella Mlynarczyk of the restaurant ink. in Los Angeles. Thanks to her background in cooking and training in pastry, her restless creativity and working …

The Vanishing Point

Brooklyn bartender Sam Anderson whips up summer in a glass with Tanqueray

Advertorial content: In the spirit of winding up or down with Tanqueray this summer, we enlisted Brooklyn-based bartender Sam Anderson to concoct the ideal drink to kick off the night. “Structurally, the Vanishing Point is in line with a classic gin gimlet—really refreshing—with elements of the Ramos gin fizz,” says Anderson of the off-menu tipple he serves to his discerning regulars. Incorporating a sophisticated mix …