Six Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Mezcal and rum mingle with sherry, whiskey with a touch of chamomile, reposado tequila shaken with raspberry and more

Forever on the quest for intriguing new flavor combinations in cocktails, we’ve parsed through recipes and traipsed between bars to assemble a list of six particularly special mixed drinks. Even in the sweltering summertime conditions, whiskey finds representation here—working with brighter components like citrus and mint. Of course, rum and tequila (stalwarts of summer alcoholic beverages) appear among our selections. But the final inclusion—drawn from …

Hearty Cocktails for the Holidays

Five drinks perfectly paired with celebratory meals

Whether you’re with loved ones or savoring time alone, the holidays are a time for comforting dishes and second servings (and gratitude). Many will crack open a beer before, during and after their meals. Some may pair wines with their plates. But for the spirits lover, the holidays offer a wealth of robust flavors to play with or play off. The following cocktails do that …

NYC’s Best End of the Year Cocktails Illustrated

Artist Paul Tuller illustrates some of the best seasonal and signature cocktails

We sip in an age when cocktails are approached with as much artistry as stretches of canvas, forcing bartenders to seek out curious components from around the world. The quality of ingredients—from spirits to spices—is at an all-time high. Practices, like those employed for Santina‘s wintry, clarified piña colada, tease multiple senses. And so, with artist and editorial illustrator Paul Tuller, we made our way …