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 …

Eating Europe Food Tours

Making the most of one night in London, Prague, Amsterdam and more, by way of fork and spoon

When you’re in a new city for one night, randomly picking a restaurant from the lists friends have emailed (or what Yelp or Instagram might suggest) has the potential to be a bust. But also, there’s no interaction with the city and its people. The best use of your time, we highly recommend, is getting yourself on an Eating Europe Tour. Currently in Rome, Florence, …

Royal Salute 21’s “Luckiest of Dreams” Cocktail

An age statement Scotch-based drink buoyant enough for summer

For anyone wary of Scotch cocktails, Royal Salute—the superb Speyside blend aged a minimum of 21 years—offers a solution. And, uncommonly, it makes for a delightful warm weather sipper. The “Luckiest of Dreams” cocktail carries some heft with 50ml of the whisky (roughly 1.6 ounces) at its core. An aromatized apricot stock syrup (recipe also included here), however, adds levity to palate without dulling it …