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10 Great Rye Whiskeys
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Mixology 101

PDT Cocktail Book Leather-Bound Edition

New York’s famed Please Don’t Tell nails the hidden speakeasy vibe like few other establishments in the city. For example, gaining access to the snug cocktail lounge requires patrons to find the hidden entrance located behind the vintage phone booth in the attached hot dog joint Crif Dogs. Jim Meehan’s inventiveness behind the bar, however,…

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Recipes for a Classic American Spirit

Bourbon by Fred Thompson

You needn’t be an employee at Sterling Cooper to appreciate the value of a well-made American cocktail. For our money, bourbon is one of the best ways to get there from here. Happily, food writer and chef Fred Thompson agrees and has thus served up a definitive selection of recipes to utilize and improvise on…

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We Raise A Parting Drink

Gourmet Magazine | Favorite Cocktails: 1941-2009

If you haven’t heard already, this week Condé Nast announced it would be shutting down several of its long standing magazine publications including one of this author’s admitted favorites, Gourmet Magazine. Though it saddens us to hear about such a venerable publication victim to financial pressures (we recognize digital publications like Gear Patrol have attributed…

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Including Period-Appropriate Drink Recipes: Manhattan, Old Fashioned

Primer: Mad Men Season 3

Don Draper is back along with the rest of the Sterling Cooper crew. Hype aside, this show belongs on any respectable man’s DVR schedule. Created by Scott Weiner (of Sopranos fame), Mad Men’s ability to squeeze every last ounce of angst-riddled tension from the 1960’s New York lifestyle is pure (un)adultered television genius. Mad Men…