East Imperial + Jim Meehan’s Delicious Grapefruit Soda

With real fruit, a gently effervescent mixer that's flavorful enough to sip on its own

Made in collaboration with Jim Meehan, East Imperial‘s new grapefruit soda was inspired by a cocktail Meehan made for a rum brand—one that called for a grapefruit mixer. He was unhappy with the market’s selection and felt he had to choose between a natural grapefruit juice or a soda with an artificial additive. After a conversation with Kevin Law-Smith (founder of East Imperial), the opportunity …

Six Chic Cocktails, Each Featuring a Different Base Alcohol

Mixed drink recipes we've collected from stylish events

New York City is never in short supply of jazzy venues with signature mixed drinks. Traversing cocktail bars and parties, one confronts a number of concoctions, some successful and others not so much. The following six drinks made their way to our lips over the last month, from filmic moments to fashion parties and even sporting events. They vary in complexity and strength, but all …

Hong Kong’s Brand New American Express Centurion Lounge

An escape of the future, designed to accommodate AMEX Platinum guests in one section and Centurion members in another

An airport lounge can change the outcome of an entire trip, be that allowing a guest to prepare or recuperate, breathe, eat or even check their emotions. When it comes to the anatomy of such a lounge, a handful of attributes truly matter. A food and beverage program should reflect the values of the host. Clean, contemporary design should alleviate the pressure found elsewhere in …