Six Celebratory Holiday Cocktails

A punch, some eggnog, a classic Manhattan and more for seasonal entertaining

As the seasons shift, so do cocktail menus at bars, restaurants and even within homes—and that’s largely due to the palates of consumers seeking out a drink to match the spirit of the times. With holiday parties in abundance, the following options offer up reliable cheer with many different drinkers in mind. A punch is easiest to throw together for large groups, while a perfect …

Spirit Works Distillery

The husband and wife team on their secret family recipe and “grain to glass” philosophy

by Heather Stewart Feldman In Sonoma County wine country, Spirit Works Distillery is laboring over something quite different to sip on. Dreaming of working with their hands, making a product that was authentic and sustainable, husband and wife team Timo and Ashby Marshall dedicated themselves to learning the craft of artisan distilling, and now make craft vodka, gin and sloe gin. Working side-by-side in their …

Anchor Brewing Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale

San Francisco's storied brewery introduces an herby Belgian-style beer for summer

As a visit to NYC’s CultureFix taught us last spring, saison-style beers are incredibly refreshing when the mercury rises. While many are hard to come by, San Francisco’s storied Anchor Brewing recently released a Belgian-style farmhouse ale that plays on the same clove-like, fruity notes of a saison, only with a slightly more herbal taste. The fourth brew in the limited edition Zymaster Series, the …