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Escapist Cocktails: Recipes for the Restless (Part 2)

Part 2 in our series of Escapist Cocktails, this time with recipes from Europe. If you could use a little escape right now, turn off the news and drink up.

Becherovka: The Spirit of Karlovy Vary

In Europe's rich tradition of producing bittersweet liquors, Becherovka makes a fresh, herbaceous one. We got a tasting at the former distillery and museum.

Escapist Cocktails: Recipes for the Restless

When your spirits need lifting, sometimes spirits are just the thing. Our editor travels to his home bar to create cocktails that take him to faraway lands.

Tastes of Menorca: Essential Foods of the Island

Discover the history and traditions of Menorca by sampling some of its essential food products: Mahon cheese, Binifadet wine, olive oils and Xoriguer gin.

7 Favorite Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende

Because of the influx of wealthy tourists, both foreign and domestic, San Miguel de Allende has an abundance of fine restaurants. Here are seven worth visiting.

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.

Best New Los Angeles Bars

Los Angeles has seen a wave of interesting new bars open up, ranging from beer halls to candlelit speakeasy-style cocktail lounges. Here are four we enjoyed.

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.

A Dordogne Distillery Where Spirits Are Made by Hand

Distillerie Louis Roque still produces its spirits by hand. We sampled sweet vermouth-like apéritifs, plum brandies and walnut liqueurs.

Tasting Island Rums

As I travel throughout the Caribbean, I always search for local rum. Each island creates spirits with a distinctive style.

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.

Memorable Rums of Belize

I’ve yet to visit a Central American country in which I found the local rum to be disappointing. Belizean distilleries make some rums as well.

Obstbrand: German Fruit Brandy

Germany has a venerable tradition of making Obstbrand, or fruit brandy, which often is a fruit-flavored grain spirit.

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.

Mezcal | A Delightful Small-Batch Artisanal Spirit

Like tequila, mezcal is distilled from the juice of the piña, the fruit of the agave plant.

Caribbean Rum

For 300 years, sailors in the British Royal Navy received a daily rum ration, which was doled out by the ship’s purser.

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.

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