Four Pillars Gin

Launching today in the States, this world-class Australian-made spirit is almost too drinkable

Australia’s world-class, award-winning gin-maker Four Pillars is pragmatically named. The superfecta for their incredibly drinkable small-batch gin is this: copper pot stills (made by Germany’s CARL), fresh Yarra Valley water, botanicals (many of which are native to Australia) and plenty of love. The founders—Cameron Mackenzie, Matt Jones and Stuart Gregor (better known as Cam, Matt and Stu)—are passionate, perhaps even obsessed, about gin. They put …

Creative Time’s Spring Gala Cocktails

An edible Negroni, bottled Lido iced tea and a beachy drink atop almond dust and ground coconut 'sand'

Whether or not you’re familiar with public art nonprofit organization Creative Time, you’ve likely heard of their large-scale commissions. Recently, these have included Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory and Nick Cave’s Grand Central Station takeover “HEARD•NY.” Next up, artist Duke Riley will take over the skies with the surreal “Fly By Night”—wherein the artist will orchestrate choreographed swirls and swoops by …

Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell, Las Vegas

The master bartender discusses what it means to make a signature cocktail menu around the world

There are few people in the spirits world with a name as recognizable as Salvatore Calabrese. Yes, he held the world record for most expensive cocktail (pricey because of the rare, vintage cognac he used dating back to 1778). But more importantly, his work has spanned over half a century and several countries. Calabrese is a martini master, who went so far as to invent …