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 …

Interview: Jim Meehan on The New “Meehan’s Bartender Manual”

The famed bartender talks about his new guide to opening and running a bar

Jim Meehan loves to read cocktail books. Respectively, cocktail enthusiasts are likely to have his 2011 PDT book. Now, Meehan debuts his long-awaited “Bartender Manual.” With more than two decades of experience tending bar, Meehan addresses the art and craft of bartending, not just cocktail-making. The chapters take a deep dive into the bar industry from history and tradition to menu development and design, along …

Five Drinks from Aspen’s Apres Ski Cocktail Classic

Hot gin punch, a Bobby Burns and more recipes to warm up with

For its fourth iteration, the Aspen Après Ski Cocktail Classic saw an array of global drink-making talent descend upon the mountain city to mingle with their already strong crop of cocktail creators. The event—sponsored by William Grant & Sons—takes place at several venues around town (as well as a pop-up Grand Tasting Village and Private Reserve Room) and its aim is two-fold: to bring cocktails …