While bartending can be a rewarding, lucrative profession, the job comes with a distinct set of personal challenges. From the inconsistent late hours to overabundant access to alcohol, it takes a certain amount of discipline to be a successful bartender who also maintains a healthy lifestyle. Not that it’s impossible to enjoy the finer things in life while also looking and feeling good—you just have to earn it.
Created by Dimitris Kiakos of The Gin Joint in Athens, Greece, the Kumquat Smash muddles the small yet flavor-rich citrus fruit into a refreshing gin base.3 kumquats, halved2 ounces Hayman& 39;s Old Tom gin2/3 ounce fresh lemon juice1/3 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueurGarnish: kumquatsIn a shaker, muddle the kumquats.
Get grounded this Halloween with a dessert cocktail that’s as disturbing as it is delicious. The Grave Digger is a simple twist on a Spanish Coffee with one spooky exception: It’s topped with crushed Oreo cookies and a tiny shovel to resemble a freshly dug grave—a nifty little trick we picked up from cocktail influencer Katie Stryjewski, aka @garnish_girl.
Boozy canteens for everyday carry.Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about ourreview process here.We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.Whether your choice of drink is a single malt or a bit of hard lemonade, a good flask will make discreet drinking much more pleasant.
This refreshing wine cocktail from The Cookie Rookie is easy to make and even easier to drink.2 cups watermelon, cubed1 tbsp agave nectar2 cups white wine2 cups club sodaGarnish: watermelon wedgeAdd the watermelon and agave nectar into a food processor or blender, and pulse until smooth. If desired, pour through a cheesecloth to strain.
When Italian chef Massimo Bottura of Modena’s Osteria Francescana––the No. 1 restaurant in the world according to prestigious ranking list The World’s 50 Best Restaurants––announced plans to debut an eatery outside of his native Italy, the world took note. This past February, within Dubai’s sleek new W hotel, Bottura opened Torno Subito, a bright and spunky restaurant inspired by the time the chef spent during the 1960s summering along the Italian Riviera.