It's St Patrick's Day today, and that means there'll be plenty of Guinness drinking going on. But an increasingly common ingredient to Paddy's Day is Irish whiskey — here's some fast facts about what Irish whiskey is, a chat with someone who makes the stuff themselves, and six tidy bottlings to get stuck into.
The idea of eating and drinking raw eggs can turn a lot people off. Yet drinks with egg — the yolks and the whites — have long been used in cocktails for taste and texture rather than as hair-of-the-dog hangover “cures”.
‘You realise just how humble and unique this spirit is.’ The global ambassador shares tips for serving mezcal
Phil Bayly is one of the most respected advocates for agave spirits doing the rounds, and he has recently been appointed as the first global mezcal ambassador by the category's regulatory body, the Consejo Regulator de Mezcal.
"People often think that once you have created a recipe that’s it – you can sit back and it’s easily replicated day in day out. I wish it were so!" says Lesley Gracie, Hendrick's master distiller. Find out what she looks for in their botanicals.
What is pisco? Put simply, pisco is a grape spirit that comes from either Peru or Chile. And, of course, both nations think that theirs is the best.
Jason Jelicich has been learning lessons from the best USA bars; here, he tells us how Houston's Bobby Heugel stands for something — and how it helps his bar succeed.