News Archives: Spirits

The Chu-Hai: Our Favorite Cocktail That You’ve Never Heard Of

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Chu-Hai — don’t respond with gesundheit!  By now you must have read our Intro to Shochu: Japan’s Terroir-Driven Spirit. Today, we’re taking a deep dive into one of Japan’s (and now our) favorite drinks: the Chu-Hai — a shochu highball. Shochu has long been consumed with mixers, even before WWII. It’s been said that the … Read More

The 2019 Fall Spirits Exhibition

The 2019 (Read: First EVER) Fall Spirits Exhibition 1

Never is the creative energy of the East Coast’s cocktailing community more palpable than in the Fall. The change in season cracks wide open the range of flavors that might catch an imbiber’s fancy, and tastemakers in every style of bar, restaurant, and retail shop are ready to oblige by offering dazzling elixirs showcasing recipes … Read More

A New Kind of Bottle Service

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We looked up “bottle service” and found disdain, bafflement, nostalgia, pro tips, and pure hedonism, but there are two things everyone agrees on: expense and excess. Urban dictionary defines bottle service as… However, new can be relative. We are certainly more familiar with the vision of bottle service elicited from the 1980s and 90s, when … Read More

From Cup to Coupe: The Enticing Combination of Coffee & Spirits

From Cup to Coupe: The Enticing Combination of Coffee & Spirits

For as long as the human race has been ingenious enough to make beverages out of unlikely plants and strange-smelling ferments, coffee and alcohol have stood as the twin potable pillars of cultured society. Although coffee lives at the center of many a morning ritual, and spirits tend to dwell in the happy hours of … Read More