Best Cocktail Bars: Editors' Choice 2020

Like hotels, bars should feel like they are somewhere, not just anywhere. These five bars we visited in 2019 stood out in our memories as exceptional.

A Tasting Tour of Islay: Sampling Whisky — and Gin

Over the years, Islay has nurtured the growth of a tourist industry, and today, visitors travel from far and wide for tastings of not only whisky but also gin.

Napa Valley's Spirited Cocktail Scene

Napa Valley may be known for wine tastings, but the area is developing more and more bars with creative mixology. Here are 11 places to get a great cocktail.

Politics of the Pisco Sour

Wine is not the national drink of Chile. Rather, the pisco sour is. But Pisco is also the national spirit of Peru. So, enjoy the drink but don't talk about it.

Where the Magic Happens in Chicago

The Chicago Magic Lounge, a launderette turned stylish cocktail bar and theater, is a worthy stop in the Andersonville neighborhood.

Indelible Memory: Being a Regular

When you are mistaken for a regular the best bar in the world, Dandelyan, you just go with it. With cocktail in hand, our writer experienced just that.

5 Not-to-Miss Bars in Madrid

Madrid is a cocktail-loving town. From on-tap vermut, sherry and wine to excellent tapas, these five bars range from traditional to hip and modern.

A Gin Renaissance in Flanders

On my recent trip to Belgium, I discovered a fine liquor store called Proof that sells the finest European spirits, including gin produced in Flanders.

The Best New Cocktail Bars in NYC

New York City is a cocktail town. Here are 11 new bars where the drinks are imaginative and the settings breathtaking.

3 Summer Cocktails: The Caipirinha, Kir and Frozen Pineapple

From the coast of sunny Southern Brazil are three summer cocktail recipes from the Ponta dos Ganchos resort.

One&Only Palmilla Signature Cocktail

In this cocktail recipes series, we explore signature drink recipes from Andrew Harper recommended hotels. Enjoy this signature drink from One&Only Palmilla.

Favorite Post-Show Cocktails in New York

These two Midtown Manhattan venues serve commendable cocktails in charming surroundings for a post-theater drink.

Favorite Chicago Cocktail Lounges

Given Chicago’s infamous history during Prohibition, it is only appropriate that the city should now have a thriving cocktail bar scene.

Aspen Après-ski

In Aspen, après-ski is almost as renowned as the skiing itself.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: Pumpkin Ale Shandy

Today's cold weather cocktail recipe is one inspired by fall and can easily be thrown together in a hurry if you have guests on their way.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: Artichoke Negroni

We're pleased to share a new negroni recipe that is perfect for the onset of fall from Belmond Villa San Michele.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: The Bear Trap

Huckleberries are found in a myriad of Montana products ranging from wine to barbecue sauce. If you can’t forage through the Montana mountains this summer, try this signature craft cocktail from The Ranch at Rock Creek.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: Mulled Blueberry Cider

We stumbled across a cocktail recipe from Prince Edward Island Distillery. The company recommends incorporating their signature wild blueberry vodka product into a warm apple cider.

Summer Cocktail Series: Gran Mojito

Last year, Mr. Harper visited Jicaro Island Ecolodge located 35 minutes by boat from Granada, Nicaragua.

Summer Cocktail Series: Lighthouse Gin Martini

This week's recipe comes from Wharekauhau Country Estate in New Zealand and was inspired by Lighthouse Gin, a small batch, handcrafted and locally produced spirit recently purchased by the lodge's owner, Bill Foley

Summer Cocktail Series: The Saxon's 'High Tea'

Marco Mertens, mixologist at Harper-recommended The Saxon in South Africa, provided this signature cocktail below, inspired by the hotel’s revered High Tea dining experience and the loose-leaf Yswara teas blended at the property.

Summer Cocktail Series: Mahana Cocktail

Named for the color of the setting sun as seen from the resort's bar, the Mahana ("Sun") Cocktail is served exclusively at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.

Summer Cocktail Series: qualia's 'Line Honours' Cocktail

This weekend marks the beginning of the annual Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, August 16-23, one of Australia’s favorite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar.

Summer Cocktail Series: The 'Femme Fatale'

As the story goes, in 1967, Jackie Kennedy visited Cambodia, fulfilling a “lifelong dream of seeing Angkor Wat”.

Summer Cocktail Series: The Airavata

According to Cambodian legend, Indra, the king of the gods and ruler of gold at the summit of Mount Meru in Paradise, rode a white elephant with three heads that was known as Airavata.

Summer Cocktail Series: Cabo Green Margarita

The second post in our 'Summer Cocktail Series' comes to us from the sandy beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Summer Cocktail Series: 'Gumby Slumber'

This tropical beverage from Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys is the perfect way to kick off our summer cocktail series.

Colombian Cocktails

I knew to expect a sophisticated culinary scene in Colombia, but I was unprepared for the very high standards of its bartenders.

The Lanesborough's Bloody Mary

This classic Bloody Mary recipe from The Lanesborough arrived in our inbox around the same time that we heard the news about the hotel's closure for

Holiday Cocktail: The Cranberry Cobbler

Here is a light and refreshing cocktail recipe we have been eyeing that would go well paired with a traditional Thanksgiving menu or simply served on its own.

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