im19_cover_310x400 spacer

No. 19: May/June 2009


Raising the Bar

Whether you’re stocking a basic bar or going for a master’s in mixology, our home bar guide will help you gear up.

BONUS: Expert entertaining tips to put your home bar to use.

BONUS: The best value buys for your home bar.

RECIPES: 75 cocktails you can make at home


Welcome to Las Vegas READ »

Searching for authentic cocktails in America’s most
wildly self-inventive city.

RECIPE: By Any Other Name


Playing With Fire
For some craft brewers, smoked beers present an irresistible challenge.


Time is on Their Side
Some roasters claim that, like a fine wine, coffee can improve with age.


Weathering the Storm READ »
Can wine survive climate change?



Uncorked Drink news you can use.

BONUS: Q&A with Lynne Rossetto Kasper

BONUS: Women in Wine

RECIPE: The Anthony Hopkins


Dr. Cocktail Rediscovering vintage drinks with Ted Haigh.


Distilled Your questions, expert answers. Ask your own question by clicking  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Taste-Test: Grenadine Which grenadine is the real deal?

RECIPE: Homemade Grenadine


Gear We find out which vacuum pots can handle the pressure.


Elements: Cynar Embrace the bittersweet allure of Cynar. READ »

RECIPE: The Apple of Eden

RECIPE: The Brolin


Characters New Orleans bartender Chris McMillian says making drinks is only 10 percent of his job. READ »

BONUS: Q&A with Chris McMillian

RECIPE: Classic Mint Julep


Style Beer soap that puts the suds in your suds.


Mix It Up How to add flamed orange peels to your bag of bar tricks.

BONUS: Watch our video on flaming orange peels at home.


Scene Scout Where to go now, from MadCap Coffee Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Gainsbourg in Seattle.


Cravings Tequila gives cupcakes a little extra spirit.


Quench Let the sunshine in with dandelion wine.

BONUS: How to turn dandelions from weeds into wine



Cocktails Smoky Mary, Cafe Atlantico’s Passion Fruit Martini, Menehune Gonzalez, The Charleston, Trident, Alto Cucina, The Norma Jean, The Rosita, Marker Man, Paul’s Club, Cat’s Pajamas, Thurston Howl, Sophia Loren


Alcohol-Free Pimm and Proper, Ginger Bellini Punch


Cravings Tequila Cupcakes

How-to Flamed Orange Peel