Word of Mouth: Drinking + Dining in Detroit

From art bars and speakeasies to Southeast Asian and American classics reborn, ten must stop spots from the Motor City

Everyone who visits Detroit wants to tell you about the city’s continued resurgence; perhaps even more so than the residents living through it and making it happen. Much of this fervor comes from the fact that the Motor City houses so many interesting bars and restaurants. And even the more conceptual ones—a macabre speakeasy or multimedia art installation and music venue, for example—deliver on quality. …

“Connected” Glasses and Bottles Will Track Your Alcohol Consumption

Long lines at the bar, iffy brand loyalty, and out-of-touch leadership are among the woes of the liquor business—and issues that brands are looking to solve for their consumers. With “connected” cocktail glasses and liquor bottles, brands will be able to track consenting party’s habits, preferences, take their orders, and provide them with real-time discounts and recipes. The question is: it unnecessary intrusion or considerate …

Cow Tipping Creamery Ice Cream + Monkey Shoulder Scotch Boozy Dessert Drinks

Recipes that partner the family-run soft-serve with the acclaimed blended Speyside whisky

It’s the dead of summer and you still want to sip on a scotch from Speyside, but fear it won’t quench any sun-drenched desire. Austin’s family-run soft serve company Cow Tipping Creamery has developed a celebratory solution in light of International Scotch Whisky Day (today, 27 July). They’ve paired their sweet treats with Monkey Shoulder blended scotch whisky for a series of boozy desserts or …

Delicious Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur from Australia’s Mr Black

Sip it neat or lend a kick to innumerable cocktail recipes

When taking a sip of Mr Black, one immediately wonders why no brand had tried to produce something similar before. Mr Black is a cold brew coffee liqueur—a little bitter, a little sweet. It features Arabica bean coffee, masterfully pulled in the way only Australians can. And it’s blended with Australian wheat vodka to bring the strength to 50 proof. Only 300 bottles can be …

Refreshing Gin Cocktails for Summer

Bar Belly's Frederico Avila shares his riffs on three classics

As each season brings a new booze fad or renaissance, gin remains a summer cocktail classic. Frederico Avila from the Lower East Side’s Bar Belly agrees, and has shared some of his recipes for super-fresh gin drinks this season. From his take on the classic French 75 to his zesty Lady Winser, Avila’s drinks are made using homemade syrups and infused gins, ensuring they taste …