Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum and Other Cocktails for ’90s Kids

Writer Sam Slaughter on concocting childhood drinks replicas with booze

Nostalgia manifests in untold ways when we order at the bar or stock our liquor cabinets at home. There’s the “I drink it because it’s my father’s drink” or, of course, “I won’t ever touch it because it was the first thing I got drunk on.” So many more sentiments hinge upon the past. Sam Slaughter, food and drink editor at The Manual, has tapped …

Behind The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book’s Brand New Update

An iconic cocktail guide gets a substantial refresh after 80 years

There are few cocktail guides with as much history as “The Old-Waldorf Astoria Bar Book” by Albert Stevens Crockett. The original source material, “Old Waldorf Bar Days” (1931), also by Crockett, was penned during Prohibition but the author rewrote it as we know it in 1933 when Prohibition ended. This version contained a comprehensive selection of sophisticated period-specific recipes dating all the way back to …