So you’re a tequila drinker—a sipper, a snob, a stasher of rare earthen bottles. You spend 20 minutes poring over the spirit list at a divey Mexican restaurant while your friends mindlessly plow through pitchers of Margaritas. You use words like mouthfeel and terroir unselfconsciously. You know your stuff.
Mountain Dew blazed onto the bartending scene in 2017 at Camp Runamok, a summer camp for bartenders hosted 40 minutes south of Louisville, Ky. A series of events involving Wild Turkey, Matthew McConaughey and YouTube commenters led bartender Josh Seaburg to discover the Turkey Dew, a simple low-brow combination of Mountain Dew and bourbon.
Whip up a batch of clover honey syrup for this fruity Caipirinha-inspired tipple.5 Kumquats1 half Lime, cut into pieces1 1/2 oz Leblon cachaça1/2 oz Velvet falernum1 oz Clover honey syrupIn a shaker, muddle the kumquats and lime.Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake lightly.Pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass.
Stir up some cocktails with this versatile spirit.Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about ourreview process here.We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.An unaged spirit distilled and filtered repeatedly to achieve smoothness and clarity, vodka has had a reputation for blandness.
The citrusy, bubbly Boat House Punch is both gorgeous and delicious.9 oz Dorothy Parker American gin2 tbsp Sugar1 Lemon6 oz Aperol9 oz St-Germain9 oz Fresh lemon juice9 oz Orange juice9 oz Grapefruit juice1/4 bottle Rosé Champagne (6 oz)Garnish: Orange wheelsIn a large pitcher, muddle the lemon peel and sugar.
When Chicago mezcal expert and educator Lou Bank asked a friend in Mexico why more whiskey wasn’t produced in the corn-producing country, his amigo queried, Have you tried pox?The spirit, distilled from a mix of corn, wheat, and/or sugar cane, was produced by Chiapas’ indigenous Tzotzil Mayans, who consumed it during ritualistic practices.