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No. 50: July/August 2014


Summer School
Ace warm-weather cocktails with expert tricks and techniques from bartender and author Jeffrey Morgenthaler.

WEB EXTRA: Bartenders from around the country share their top tips and techniques for mastering summertime sips.


Bitter Twist READ»
A longtime favorite of beer drinkers, the IPA is getting a facelift.
WEB EXTRA: 10 IPAs to drink this summer.


By the Lake
Summer roadtripping through the Finger Lakes wine country.
WEB EXTRA: An imbiber’s guide to the Finger Lakes.


America’s Classic READ»
Sweet tea is the Southern antidote to summer’s swelter.
WEB EXTRA: A mix-and-match guide to sweet tea recipes.
BONUS RECIPE: Husk Sweet Tea


California Dreaming
Sacramento drinkmakers are putting their imaginations to work in bars, pubs and cafés around the city.
BONUS RECIPE: West Indies Sour


Uncorked Lavender cocktails, homegrown lagers, the anatomy of a Hurricane, David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson on the drink gadgets they’d never want to be without, and TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie on his latest adventure in coffee.
WEB EXTRA: Lagers we love.
BONUS RECIPE: Brooklyn Bee
BONUS RECIPE: Brooklyn's Finest
BONUS RECIPE: California Bubblebath
BONUS RECIPE: In Bloom Bitters
BONUS RECIPE: The Summer Rose


Behind the Bar Where Vegas-style hospitality was born. READ»
WEB EXTRA: The perfect Vegas bar crawl.


Taste-Test Tangy-sweet orange sodas make summertime a little sunnier.


Gear How to assemble the ultimate iced-coffee kit.


Elements Melons give summer cocktails a refreshing boost.
BONUS RECIPE: The Garden Party


Characters Maggie Campbell is riding a new wave of rum.


Mix It Up DIY cream of coconut offers a summery taste of the tropics.


Scene Scout Where to drink in Madison, Wisconsin.
WEB EXTRA: Madison, Wisconsin bartender Hasting Cameron's shares his must-visit stops in Mad City.
BONUS RECIPE: Olive Oil–Washed Martini


Cravings Bing cherries get a winey boost in a summery sauce from Yigit Pura.


Quench A parental lesson in pouring the perfect beer.


Cocktails The Lavender Moon, Hurricane, La Sonora, Ipu ‘Akala, Proscuitto and Melon, Cinnamon-Spiced Dark ‘n Stormy, Quaker’s Cocktail, Formosa Fizz, St. Stephen’s Sour, Hemingway Daiquiri, Electric Mayhem Punch, Pitcher of Mojitos, Fool’s Gold, Bourbon Renewal, Lee Bros. Sweet Tea, The Farm House Sweet Tea, Basil Cocktail, Margarita de la Primavera, Horse’s Neck, Fresh Piña Colada, High Violet


Cravings Bing Cherries Braised in Syrah

DIY Cinnamon-Spiced Rum, Raspberry Syrup, Decorative Ice Mold, Oleo-Saccharum, Herb Syrup, Gomme Syrup, Cream of Coconut


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