james rodewald

food + cooking

Garden to Glass

James Rodewald names the herbs every budding mixologist should grow for great cocktails—recipe ideas included
food + cooking

Holy Spirits

James Rodewald delivers the gospel on transcendent beers, wines, and liqueurs made by religious orders
food + cooking

How to Cure a Hangover

James Rodewald polled bartenders for their secrets on softening the blows of overindulgence
food + cooking

Reviving Old Spirits

James Rodewald finds great new liquors based on old blends enjoyed by George Washington, Ernest Shackleton, and others

Cocktail of the Week: Sloe Gin Rickey Henderson

In honor of the greatest leadoff hitter ever, a drink that you can make almost as fast as Rickey Henderson went from first to third.

Another Round

Ice, the forgotten cocktail ingredient, is elevated to ritual in Japan. You too can now have beautiful ice spheres, no apprenticeship required.
July 2009

Liquid Smoke

You really shouldn’t worry too much about smoke getting in your eyes because we’ve got a bigger problem: Why are bartenders hell-bent on putting it into your cocktail?...
June 2009

Cocktail of the Week: Mint Julep

There are nearly as many recipes for this most American of cocktails as there have been Derby winners, but having a batch of mint syrup in the fridge makes it easy to mix up a frosty glass anytime....

Cocktail of the Week: Kosher Champagne Cocktail

Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters is, as far as we can tell, the only brand of kosher bitters. With it you can make this classic—and kosher—Champagne cocktail.

Green Fairy Tales

Absinthe has a misinformation quotient at least as high as its usual alcohol content of 60 to 70 percent. So if you’re looking for the truth, you’ve come to the right place....
April 2009
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