Juniper Rising: Gin Makes Gains on Menus

Whiskey may be the spirit getting all the attention lately, but another category with pre-Prohibition roots is making what could be the start of a comeback. Following years of declines, gin volume increased in 2014, according to Technomic’s soon-to-be-released SpiritsTAB report. Though the growth was nominal (0.1%), the change in trajectory is welcome news for […]

Retro Cocktail Conundrum

Ahhh…the ’70s. The era of shag-carpeted fern bars where the groovy types slugged back Harvey Wallbangers. Creamy drinks were also in—Mudslides, Pink Ladies, Grasshoppers—as were citrusy Amaretto Sours and Kamikazes. Bearing sometimes outlandish monikers, many of these libations delivered punches of familiar, almost comfort-food flavors such as orange, peach and vanilla (along with heavy cream), […]