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Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
Tanteo Tequila $39.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila is an ultra-premium, 100-percent Blue Weber agave blanco tequila infused with locally sourced, fresh jalapeños.

A delicious blend with the perfect amount of heat, designed for the perfect Jalapeño Margaritas, and great for whenever you want to spice up your cocktail.

Tanteo® Tequila is the original 100% agave spicy tequila. Tanteo infuses artisanal blanco tequila with fresh peppers by hand in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico. The result is an award-winning artisanal product that is anything but ordinary.

40% ABV

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No. 9 Iowa Whiskey & No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey
Slipknot / Cedar Ridge Distillery $3.99/750ml/90 proof, $69.99/750ml/99 proof SRPs at time of publication

"Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery, two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to quality and hard work. We collaborated on No. 9 Whiskey, which in addition to Iowa corn, gets some extra spice from its rye content. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Live life, and always be safe." Shawn "Clown" Crahan

SLIPKNOT have unveiled details of their very own craft spirit, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, which will be available August 10 at select retailers in all 50 states and at the band’s headline Knotfest Roadshow North America tour. No. 9 Iowa Whiskey can also be obtained at select markets on the North American tour ahead of the August 10th official launch. A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof) will retail for $39.99 and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof) will retail for $69.99, both which are made with corn from the award-winning distillery’s family farm in Winthrop, Iowa.

Noted whiskey expert and author Fred Minnick gave the 90-proof expression 85 points and the 99-proof expression 89 points. Of the 90-proof, Minnick said, "This is very much a worthy everyday pour."

Quick Notes

Farm to table: Made with Iowa corn from Cedar Ridge’s family farm.

Sweet and spicy: Due to the increased amount of corn & rye in the mashbill: 56% corn, 36% rye and 9% malted barley.

Bold flavor: Finishing these expressions at higher 90/99 proofs lead to more robust, complex sipping whiskeys.

Books
Your Restaurant STILL Sucks!
Donald Burns $17.99 for paperback at time of publication

The follow-up to his international bestseller: Your Restaurant Sucks! Author and world-renowned restaurant coach Donald Burns brings his straightforward advice on how to get the restaurant you want. His knowledge in running a restaurant not only comes from his technical skills but his nearly four decades of real-life restaurant experience as a restaurateur and working with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

Your Restaurant STILL Sucks! is not your usual guide on how to run a restaurant. Instead, it will challenge you to rethink the way you look at how you run your restaurant. This book is for those who want a better restaurant and a better life.

Available in paperback format here.

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Jet Set
Legent Distilling Co.

Made for the true bourbon explorer, the Jet Set brings together a variety of ingredients for a cocktail that’s as unique as the spirit of Legent.

Jet Set

Recipe and image courtesy of Legent Distilling Co.

  • 2 parts Legent Bourbon
  • 1/2 part Averna Amaro
  • 1/4 part Dry curacao
  • 1/4 part Ancho Reyes Original Liqueur
  • 1/4 part Simple syrup
  • 2–4 dashes Chocolate bitters
  • Orange peel to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir well and serve over ice. Garnish with orange peel.

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Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinhas
Novo Fogo $3.99/200ml-can, $15.99/4-pack/200ml-cans SRP at time of publication

Just in time for summer! Novo Fogo has completely rebranded, repackaged, and refined their popular line of Sparkling Caipirinhas. The producer of organic cachaça has also expanded this line beyond Original Lime (8.2% ABV), adding two new flavors: Passion Fruit and Lime (8.2% ABV) and Mango and Lime (8.5% ABV).

The Sparkling Caipirinha line highlights the fresh flavors of Novo Fogo’s organic Silver Cachaça while appealing to modern drinking trends. They feature a refined recipe with less sugar, fewer calories and carbohydrates, and lower alcohol by volume.

These updated cocktails continue to combine freshness, deliciousness, and shelf stability by virtue of their 100% natural ingredients that harmonize as balanced, carbonated drinks. They can be served straight from the chilled can, over ice in a glass, and with or without a slice of lime.

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Elixir Exotico
Hard Frescos

Fresh ginger and orange juices come together with mezcal to showcase how canned spiked seltzers can be used in cocktails.

Elixir Exotico

Recipe and image courtesy of Hard Frescos

  • 4 oz. Hard Frescos Hibiscus
  • 1 oz. Mezcal
  • 1 Tbs. Fresh ginger juice
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Orange twist to garnish

Add ice and all ingredients to cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into coupe and garnish with orange twist.

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Hard Frescos Sparkling Aguas Frescas
Hard Frescos $10.99/6-pack/12-oz. cans SRP at time of publication

Introducing the first hard sparkling aguas frescas. Hard Frescos co-founders Mauro Gomez and Peter Stearns have been following their family traditions of producing hand-crafted products for decades. In 1959, Mauro’s grandfather founded ‘La Reina’, the queen of tortillerías, located in East Los Angeles. Peter’s grandfather, a second-generation immigrant chef, introduced him to the kitchen at the age of five. Today, Mauro and Peter are excited to share with you their deep appreciation of family tradition and Latin culture.

Rather than adding a ton of artificial sweeteners, Hard Frescos uses a small amount of real GMO-free cane sugar to give their hard sparkling aguas frescas a touch of sweetness to complement each flavor. These unique canned beverages are also low-carb and gluten free, and their alcohol is from fermented GMO-free cane sugar, sparkling water, real fruits or botanicals, and natural flavors.

Flavor Lineup

Hibiscus (5.7% ABV): Hibiscus flowers look good, but they taste even better in Hard Frescos' hard aguas frescas. They brewed the flavorful flower with natural pomegranate, cherry and cranberry flavors for a rich finish and a color that looks as great as it tastes.

Guava Citrus (5.7% ABV): Mother Nature’s tropical superfruit. A blend of citrus and real pink guava are added into every batch for a flavor that’s bold and colorful. There’s a reason this is Hard Frescos' flagship hard agua fresca—it's crisp, fruity, and damn-near perfect.

Cucumber Lime (6% ABV): Hard Frescos has a crush on cucumber. And lime. So they crushed up that cucumber and blended it with the lime (along with other citrus fruits) for a hard agua fresca that makes for the ultimate refreshment.

Tamarind (5.7% ABV): One of nature’s best kept secrets serves as the star for Hard Frescos' tart and sweet hard agua fresca. You may have never heard of the tropical tamarind, but you certainly won’t forget it after tasting this underdog fruit in this sparkling hard agua fresca.

Available in 12-oz. and 19.2-oz. cans.

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Tribeca Sour
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

This cocktail was served from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey's 3D-printed bar the Tribeca Film Festival, which also featured 3D-printed cocktails.

Tribeca Sour

Recipe and image courtesy of Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

  • 1.2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. Prickly pear syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Strawberry cane syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Fino sherry
  • Dehyrdated grapefruit wedge to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a dehyrdated grapefruit wedge.

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Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series #1
Bardstown Bourbon Company $129.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

The unifying concept in Discovery Series #1 by Bardstown Bourbon Company is a 12-year-old Kentucky bourbon combined with light accents of older and younger Kentucky bourbons.

Hints of youthful, bright spice and deep oak age add layers of depth and complexity.

The Blend

13-year-old Kentucky bourbon (78% corn, 12% rye, 10% malted barley): 5%

11-year, 7-month-old Kentucky bourbon (74% corn, 18% rye, 8% malted barley): 75%

10-year-old Kentucky bourbon (75% corn, 13% rye, 12% malted barley): 10%

5-year-old Kentucky bourbon (75% corn, 13% rye, 12% malted barley): 10%

121.21 Proof

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Flex Yo Hustle
Bulleit / USBG / Diageo

Congratulations to Katie Renshaw from Chicago on being named the 2019 US Bartender of the Year at the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) World Class Finals Sponsored by Diageo! This is the cocktail that earned Renshaw the title.

Flex Yo Hustle

Created by 2019 U.S. Bartender of the Year Katie Renshaw

  • 1 oz. Bulleit 10
  • 1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Coconut milk-oolong syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Cardamom-infused cream
  • 1 Egg white
  • Soda water
  • 1/4 cup coffee-bourbon caviar
  • Coconut ash to garnish
  • Engraved lemon peel to garnish

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake, and pour into a Collins glass over a Collins spear ice cube. Garnish with coconut ash and engraved lemon peel.

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Old Pals
Legent Distilling Co. / Beam Suntory

In honor of Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo’s legendary collaboration, Legent has added a unique twist to the classic Old Pal recipe.

Old Pals

Recipe and image courtesy of Legent Distilling Co.

  • 1 1/2 parts Legent Bourbon
  • 1/2 part Campari
  • 1/2 part Carpano Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 part Honey Simple Syrup
  • Grapefruit swath for garnish

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain over large ice cube. Garnish with a grapefruit swath.

For the Honey Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Hot water

Add honey to hot water. Stir to incorporate. Cool before using.

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Kentucky Kyushiki
Legent Distilling Co. / Beam Suntory

This cocktail is a twist on the classic Old Fashioned that honors the past and gives a nod to East meets West collaboration that made Legent possible.

Kentucky Kyushiki

Recipe and image courtesy of Legent Distilling Co.

  • 2 parts Legent Bourbon
  • 1/2 part Green Tea Simple Syrup
  • 2–4 dashes Lavender bitters
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Stir all ingredients. Serve on the rocks and garnish with an expressed lemon peel.

For the Green Tea Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Green tea bag

Put sugar, water and tea bag into saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until sugar is dissolved. Squeeze tea bag and remove from syrup. Cool before using.

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Legent
Legent Distilling Co. / Beam Suntory $59.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Legent, launched by Beam Suntory, is a landscape changing bourbon. It takes what you expect from a Kentucky straight bourbon, expands it, and opens it up to a world of new ideas and possibilities. Legent is a new, distinctive whiskey experience, as well as a new understanding of how learning from others can broaden horizons and push you out of your comfort zone.

Legent is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey partially finished in wine and sherry casks. But it's more than that. It pushes the boundaries for how bourbons can be created while remaining true to the core of bourbon's principles. It's a collaboration between two whiskey legends—Fred Noe & Shinji Fukuyo—and two unique styles of whiskey making. Legent has brought together over 220 years of bourbon-making heritage and nearly 100 years of Japanese whisky artistry. It's a unique collaboration between two of the world's most revered whiskey makers. And just like a traditional bourbon, Legent starts with premium grains, like corn, rye and malted barley, and is aged in select white oak barrels.

Legent is crafted using a historic bourbon recipe from Fred Noe's family. Every drop is crafted with high-quality grains and calcium-rich, iron-free, limestone water and is aged for at least four years in newly charred white oak barrels. Never before have two of the world’s most-revered, award-winning whiskey makers put this much care and detail into creating such a unique product.

Legent is aged in three different types of barrels:

Bourbon barrel aging: From these barrels, Legent absorbs char notes and rich, traditional bourbon cues like layers of caramel, oak and vanilla.

Sherry cask finishing: Sherry casks add complex layers of spice, raisin and heavy dried fruit flavor. These casks also help give Legent its deeper, reddish color.

Red-wine cask aging: French oak wine casks impart different oak notes than traditional white oak bourbon barrels. These red-wine casks also give Legent mild, fruity undertones and a light acidity.

Quick Notes

Nose: Bold and rich with wine, jammy fruit, smoke and spice notes

Palate: Rich, warm and oaky at first, giving way to more complex layers

Finish: Bright, smooth and unexpectedly long

47% ABV

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Peerless Bourbon
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. $70/750ml SRP at time of publication

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. is beyond excited to share the news of the official release of the first Peerless Bourbon in over 100 years. The 2015 revival of Kentucky Peerless revealed Corky and Carson Taylor’s dedication to maintaining the integrity of Henry Kraver’s process of handcrafting great whiskey.

Corky and Carson decided to patiently wait for Peerless Bourbon to age at the distillery at the hand of Caleb Kilburn, now Master Distiller at Peerless. Caleb implemented the use of sweet mash, low distillation proof, low barrel entry proof, and non-chill filtration to create a complex and distinct spirit worthy of the Peerless name. 
 
After four years of patiently waiting for the maturation of PeerlessBourbon, the wait is coming to an end. Release date is June 22 and will start at the distillery, spread throughout Kentucky, then be released in other markets.

54.45% ABV

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Old Charter French Oak
Old Charter Oak / Buffalo Trace Distillery $69.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Aged twelve years at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Old Charter French Oak is rich and sweet, drawing its character from barrels made of French oak. An oak that has long been used for aging the world’s finest wine, the tighter grain of French oak impart more subtle flavors and a silkier texture than its American counterpart. Harvested from the forests of France, the oak barrels that aged this unique bourbon whiskey are honored with each sip. So enjoy this tribute to the French oak and raise a glass to its storied journey from the forest, to the barrel, to bourbon.

Notes of cedar, clove, butterscotch and dark chocolate, with a finish of black pepper and smoked oak.

46% ABV

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Weller Full Proof
Buffalo Trace Distillery $49.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

William Larue Weller developed his original bourbon recipe with wheat, rather than rye. Bottled at the same 114 proof the spirit was when it entered into the barrel, this non-chill filtered wheated bourbon forgoes chill filtration to preserve all the naturally occurring residual oils and flavors that occur during the distillation and aging process (potentially making it appear cloudy at cold temperatures).

Weller Full Proof balances a rich mouth feel, with robust notes of vanilla and oak. A whiskey that satisfies the demand of the non-chill filtered whiskey enthusiasts, honoring the man who made wheated bourbon legendary.

Quick Notes

Nose: Vanilla, dark cherries and caramel

Palate: Balanced caramel and toasted oak

Finish: Long, with notes of crème brûlée and chocolate

57% ABV

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Rebel Yell 10-Year Single Barrel Bourbon
Rebel Yell / Lux Row Distillers $79.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Aged in charred oak barrels for 10 years, Rebel Yell 10-Year Single Barrel Bourbon boasts a unique flavor profile specific to each batch. It’s one-of-a-kind, just like the rebels who drink it.

Hints of caramel and citrus on your first sips. But continue drinking and it morphs into a velvety oak flavor with unabashed spice.

Awards

Platinum Medal
SIP Awards, 2018

Double Gold Medal
San Francisco World Spirit Competition, 2017

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Rebel Yell 100
Rebel Yell / Lux Row Distillers $25.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

As the newest member of the family, this wheated bourbon takes everything you love about Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon and dials it up. Talk about intense.

Don’t be fooled by the sweet aroma up front. It’s hot on the tongue with bold caramel and vanilla notes and a dry finish.

50% ABV

Books
Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum?
Sam Slaughter $9.20 for paperback at time of publication

Nineties nostalgia in a glass!

Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? is a tongue in cheek cocktail book for the former '90s kid and those just discovering how cool old-school Nickelodeon and Delia's once were. With recipes for alcoholic versions of childhood favorites like Ecto-Cooler and Mondo as well as creative pop-culture inspired originals like the Rum and Stimpy and Semi-Warmed Kind of Cider, this is a perfectly giftable mix of humor, nostalgia, and tasty recipes.

Available for Kindle and in paperback format here.

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Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire
Josiah Citrin, Joann Cianciulli $20.18 for hardcover format at time of publication

Josiah Citrin is one of the biggest names in the L.A. food world and his restaurant, Mélisse, is a temple for fine dining. But his hot new restaurant, Charcoal Venice, is devoted to the kind of cooking he does at home for his friends and family—backyard cookouts where a pile of coals and seasonal ingredients are all a home cook needs to create an unforgettable meal. In Charcoal, Citrin presents completely fresh ways to cook with fire and charcoal, not only grilling over the coals, but cooking inside them and finding inventive methods for searing and smoking. 

Whether Citrin's grilling barbecue classics like J1-Marinated Skirt Steak and Salt-Baked Whole Maine Lobster or West Coast-inspired vegetable sides like his signature Cabbage Baked in Embers, charcoal is the dynamic center of this cookbook. Unlike other grilling books, vegetables get equal billing with meat. For Citrin, the color, texture, and flavors of vegetables are endlessly inspiring. With almost 100 recipes for savory main dishes and sides, as well as desserts and even cocktails, Charcoal shows that the satisfaction of smoky flavor and a good char knows no bounds. It is a celebration of the universal human craving to gather together and cook over a live fire.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

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Starward Nova
Starward Distillery $55/750ml at time of publication

Australian whisky brand Starward has officially launched in the United States, introducing Americans to a distinct new style of whisky that utilizes the unique climate, terroir and raw materials of Australia. The first expression available in the U.S. is Starward Nova, an Australian single malt whisky matured in Australian red wine barrels.

Recent winner of Best Australian Whisky Innovator and crowned Best Craft Distilled Whisky in the world in 2016, Starward Nova from Starward Distillery is an impeccable reflection of what whisky can be.

This unique expression draws most of its influence from the vibrancy of Australian red wines. For this whisky, Australian red wine barrels have been individually selected and kept exactly as they leave the winery to take advantage of a uniquely Australian red wine profile. The barrels are not charred, to retain the wine to oak character.

Quick Notes

Nose: Bright red berries, orchard fruits, soft oak spice

Palate: Vanilla and berries balanced with caramel and spice

Finish: Long, fruity and slightly tart with hints of baking spices.

41% ABV

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First Run
Wolves Whiskey $150/750ml at time of publication

WOLVES is a unique California whiskey from an equally unique creative group, both based in California. The creatives behind Wolves, James Bond (Undefeated) and Jon Buscemi (Buscemi, Truff, Oliver Peoples) have consistently followed their own paths. Authenticity has been their North Star. When they decided to put the most interesting whiskey on the market, they knew they would need more than a mass-market distillery.

They found what they were looking for—something truly different—at home in California. Nestled between the woods and vines of California’s wine country, lives a 13th generation Master Distiller making bespoke whiskey with the care, skill, and attention not easily found elsewhere. For 35 years, this distillery has operated by the same code and compass that James and Jon abide. Barrels were tasted, samples were made, hands were shook. ‘First Run’ was born, and the rest is history.

First Run is an American whiskey distilled in California by a 13th generation Master Distiller, Marko Karakasevic, using a rare copper alambic pot still – one of only five in existence. The distillation process with an alambic still – mostly retired by the industry – is far less efficient than a column still, but the end result is whiskey with more body and richness.

The Master Distiller creates a small batch of distillate over a 10-day period, sleeping in four hour shifts. He personally decides where each cut is made and selects ‘the heart of hearts’ for double distillation.

The Wolves team tested more than 50 different barrels and made 19 different blends before landing on a dangerously smooth 106 proof expression for its initial release.

First Run is a decadent and balanced blend comprised of (1) whiskey distilled from craft Stout beer, aged in French Oak for 8 years, (2) whiskey distilled from craft Pilsner beer, aged in New American Oak for 5 years, and (3) a Rye selected for its spice to round out the back palate.

Each bottle is wrapped by hand, and the label is made of Italian sheepskin leather. The glass is heavy and French-Cut, allowing the sheepskin to lay flush against the glass—a "wolf in sheep’s clothing," so to speak. The cork top is made of maple wood.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Slightly sweet, toasted vanilla, citrus

Palate: Dark chocolate, citrus, tobacco, oak, allspice, creamy mouthfeel

53% ABV

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Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey
Hochstadter's $39.99/750ml at time of publication

A complex blend of hand-selected straight rye whiskeys, aged 4-15 years and curated from distilleries across North America: Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Alberta.

Blended at the distillery and allowed to marry in vats until the optimal level of harmonization, maximum intensity and robust flavor is achieved.

The vatting process creates a smooth, rounded and full-flavored straight rye whiskey with notes of blackstrap, nutmeg, mace, clove, German-style rye bread and sour cherry.

Best enjoyed straight or as a rich cocktail ingredient in classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, the Manhattan, the Sazerac, and the Julep.

50% ABV

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Don’t Think Twice
Stolen Spirits

This well-balanced, sophisticated libation combines American whiskey and smoked rum for a unique drinking experience.

Don’t Think Twice

Recipe and image courtesy of Stolen Spirits

  • 1 oz. Stolen Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Stolen Smoked Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Bénédictine
  • 4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Combine Stolen Whiskey, Stolen Smoked Rum, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, and Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters into glass. Stir ingredients. Pour over fresh ice in rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Books
A Very Serious Cookbook: Contra Wildair
Jeremiah Stone, Fabián von Hauske, Alison Roman $33.40 for hardcover at time of publication

This is the story of two places beloved by chefs and foodies worldwide - Lower East Side tasting-menu restaurant Contra, and its more casual sister, Wildair. The book exudes the spirit of collaboration and exploration that inspires the chefs' passionately seasonal cooking style, boundary-pushing creativity, and love of natural wine. Narratives explore how and why they developed their signature dishes - many of which are ideal for creative home cooks - and are full of their distinctive wit and personality.

A Very Serious Cookbook: Contra Wildair includes a foreword by US comedian and wine lover Eric Wareheim; 85 recipes organized into chapters: Always (mainstay, non-seasonal); Sometimes (hyper-seasonal, guest chef collaborations, international travel inspiration); Never (dishes on the menu once, not existent yet, all important); and Pantry. Photos of plated food, the restaurant, its locality, and travel bring the restaurant and its dishes to life.

Contra and Wildair have received several Best New Restaurant nods and major acclaim from the New York TimesSaveurBon Appétit, and Eater, among many others.

Available in hardcover format here.

Books
The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies
Tristan Stephenson $16.82 for hardcover at time of publication

In his characteristically engaging, witty style, Tristan explores the origins of whiskey, from the extraordinary Chinese distillation pioneers well over 2,000 years ago to the discovery of the medicinal "aqua vitae" (water of life), through to the emergence of what we know as whiskey.

Explore the magic of malting, the development of flavor and the astonishing barrel-aging process as you learn about how whiskey is made. In the main chapter, Tristan takes us on a journey through 56 distilleries around the world, exploring their remarkable quirks, unique techniques and flavors, featuring all new location photography from the Scottish Highlands and Ireland to Kentucky and Tennessee. After that, you might choose to make the most of Tristan’s formidable bar skills with some inspirational whiskey-based blends and cocktails. This fascinating and comprehensive book is sure to appeal to whiskey and bourbon aficionados and novices alike.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

Books
The American Bar: The Artistry of Mixing Drinks
Charles Schumann $19.46 for hardcover format at time of publication

With its cloth binding evoking a Jazz Age guide to speakeasies and its charming illustrations that could have come from a period magazine, this most influential cocktail book is reissued in a newly updated edition. Spanning the cocktail spectrum from classic to contemporary, it includes all the information the cocktail lover or mixologist needs to create the perfect drink in a stylishly retro package, making it an elegant, sophisticated gift as well as an indispensable companion for home or professional entertaining.

With 500 recipes and an easy-to-use index arranged by drink categories, this bar book is replete with fascinating stories behind the genesis of each cocktail, its creators, and component liquors—as well as a guide to bartending equipment and a glossary of bar terms and measurements.

Charles Schumann, whose appreciation of design and drinks is legendary, is the ideal guide to the perfect drink. Based on the menus at his iconic establishments—Harry’s New York Bar, then Schumann’s American Bar, which later became simply Schumann’s Bar—each recipe focuses on quality and balance.

Available in hardcover format here.

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A Spot at the Bar
Michael Madrusan, Zara Young $20.39 for hardcover at time of publication

What'll it be? Something light and refreshing, or big and boozy? Join the internationally acclaimed team from The Everleigh for an evening of good drinking, festive hosting and classic style. From an aperitif at sundown, a nightcap in the early hours, right through to a hair of the dog the morning after, we invite you on a wild and romantic journey in celebration of the golden era of drinking and entertaining.

The Everleigh, Australia's best cocktail bar, is about mystery and awe that builds anticipation and excitement about the evening ahead and then, ultimately, lives up to that expectation, every time. Michael founded the bar with the late Sasha Petraske, the man responsible for opening Milk & Honey in New York and thus forever changing the way bartenders throughout the world made drinks. The bar was designed to deliver detail-oriented, attentive service to focus on your experience, and their skill lies in making it a great one. From this it is easy to understand why The Everleigh is more than just a bar—it is an experience—and A Spot at the Bar: Welcome to The Everleigh is an invitation into their inner sanctum.

With more than three hundred recipes for fond and forgotten classic cocktails, including our favourite variations, A Spot At The Bar will transport you back to the golden era of elegant drinking. Tips and tricks for hosting the perfect soirée, what to pour into your punchbowl and how to dress with savvy style, round out a cocktail book like no other.

So, what are you waiting for? Time to find a spot at the bar...

Available in hardcover format here.

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Twisted Negroni
Mount Gay

This twist—hence the name of the drink—on the classic Negroni serves double duty: Father's Day drink and Negroni Week cocktail.

Twisted Negroni

Recipe and image courtesy of Mount Gay

  • 1 oz. Mount Gay XO rum
  • 1 oz. Fino sherry
  • 1 oz. Apertivo
  • Orange peel to garnish
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Add Mount Gay XO Rum, fino sherry and apertivo into cocktail shaker.  Stir and strain over big cube in Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with orange or lemon peel, or both.

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Santa Teresa 1796 Negroni
Santa Teresa

This unique cocktail is perfect for celebrating Father's Day on June 16 and taking part in Negroni Week from June 24 through June 30.

Santa Teresa 1796 Negroni

Recipe and image courtesy of Santa Teresa

Build all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir 30-40 seconds. Pour over ice in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange or a lemon twist.

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Santa Teresa 1796 Old Fashioned
Santa Teresa

Elevate the traditional Old Fashioned with bold, elegant, single estate Venezuelan aged in bourbon oak barrels before being treated to the Solera process.

Santa Teresa 1796 Old Fashioned

Recipe and image courtesy of Santa Teresa

  • 1.5 oz. Santa Teresa 1796
  • 0.25 oz. Demerara syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange or lemon twist to garnish

Build all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir 30-40 seconds. Pour over ice in a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange or a lemon twist.

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10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon
Heaven's Door Spirits $130/750ml at time of publication

Heaven's Door has announced the released of 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon. This rich, full-bodied, limited edition bourbon is mellowed with sugar maple after distillation before entering new white oak barrels.

10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon, bottled at 100 proof, is mellowed right after coming off the still using charcoal columns from aged Tennessee sugar maple trees, a method traditionally known as the “Lincoln County Process.” The low rye content also allows the best of a decade of barrel aging to shine through. On the nose, there is an immediate aroma of fresh multi-grain baked bread and ripened nougat. The midpalate mouthfeel is rounded out with semi-sweet flavors of grilled pineapple and candied walnuts. On the finish, you will find a perfect balance of sweet and savory with cooked peaches and steeped tobacco.

Heaven's Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon is presented in a commemorative box with a replica of Bob Dylan's original hand-typed lyrics of "Maggie's Farm" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues." These final bottles of Heaven's Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon are available via pre-order on ReserveBar.com and for purchase in stores later that month.

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The New Food Lover's Companion
Ron Herbst, Sharon Tyler Herbst $20.99 for paperback at time of publication

The fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today's world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include:

  • Over 500 new listings, including Korean, Persian, and South American additions
  • Updated information for hundreds of existing entries
  • A blood alcohol concentration chart for men and women
  • An extensive breakdown of food labels and nutritional facts
  • Department of Agriculture recommendations for a 2,000-calorie-per-day food plan

Among the myriad foods and culinary subjects defined and explained are cooking tools and techniques, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and literally everything else related to good food and enjoyable dining. Handy appendices cover many topics including suggestions for substituting recipe ingredients, a microwave oven conversion chart, recommended safe cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and much more. 

The New Food Lover's Companion is a reference guide—not a cookbook—but it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7,200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.

Available for Kindle and in paperback format here.

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2019 Kentucky Derby Bottle
Woodford Reserve $43.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Woodford Reserve®, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2019 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Woodford Reserve Derby bottle.

The limited-edition 2019 Woodford Reserve Derby bottle features the colorful artwork of Keith Anderson and showcases thoroughbreds racing across the front. This is the second year that Anderson, who works in the Bourbon Street Café at Brown-Forman headquarters in Louisville, has been chosen to have his work featured on the collectible annual release. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select is a super-premium, small batch bourbon crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region. It is a bourbon of exceptional richness, depth, and character with a smooth, well-rounded finish.

45.2% ABV

About the Artist

Keith A. Anderson, a Louisville native who has served mint juleps to thoroughbred racing fans for years and who works at the Bourbon Street Café at Brown-Forman headquarters, has fulfilled a lifetime dream: his colorful art is featured on this year’s iconic Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle.

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Stolen X
Stolen Spirits $24.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Stolen Spirits is at it again, announcing the launch of its newest expression, Stolen X.

Based on a pre-prohibition spirit known as “Rock & Rye”, Stolen X is made with straight American rye whiskey, and then blended with organic raw honey and real orange peel. The aged rye whiskey and all-natural ingredients create a smooth and perfectly balanced flavor profile similar to that of an Old fashioned. At 80 proof, the whiskey stands proud with subtle notes of honey and citrus that bring a smooth finish. Stolen X is perfect as a shot or can be enjoyed over ice or with a beer.

Stolen Spirits plans to disrupt the flavored whiskey category with Stolen X, particularly in bars and nightclubs, with natural ingredients that actually taste good.

Stolen X is currently available at both on- and off-premise establishments in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $24.99. This summer, the brand plans to launch a 1-liter bottle ($29.99) and convenient 100ml cans ($2.99).

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George Dickel Bottled in Bond
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky $35.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky’s newest limited-release, George Dickel Bottled in Bond, hits shelves in May, just in time for Father’s Day.

At 100 proof, George Dickel’s Bottled in Bond offers a bold and balanced profile highlighted by tastes of light honey, apple, warm spices and a touch of smoke. This batch comes from barrels that were maturing since fall 2005, and the 13-year-old oak lends depth and complexity to the whisky, while boasting the balanced fruit-forward notes George Dickel is known for.

This whisky can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks in addition to being well-suited for many of your favorite cocktails.

50% ABV

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Crown Royal French Oak Cask Finished
Crown Royal $59.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

The fourth edition of Crown Royal’s Noble Collection, Crown Royal French Oak Cask Finished, showcases Crown Royal Deluxe, the standard of excellence for Canadian whisky. This limited release will hit shelves this May and is available for a limited time.

French Oak Cask Finished showcases Crown Royal's Fine Deluxe whisky finished for 3 to 4 months in new toasted French Oak from the Vosges region. Famous for its forests and long history of meticulously manicured oak trees, the Vosges region provides the ideal climate to create the straightest and tightest grain. Once harvested, the oak is open-air seasoned for two years to transform the wood and set the state for the final two-step fire toasting. The precise toasting process allows Crown Royal's barrels to impart their iconic blended Canadian whisky with rich, dark notes of caramel, vanilla and fruit. This highly anticipated whisky is best served neat to enjoy its full depth and flavor. 

The Crown Royal Noble Collection is a series of limited annual releases that celebrate the skilled craftsmanship of Crown Royal's master blender and his dedication to the art of creating extraordinary whiskies. First created in 1939 as a gift for the king and queen of England, a Canadian entrepreneur created a blend of 50 whiskies and wrapped a bottle in a regal purple bag with gold stitching. Affectionately named "Crown Royal," the whisky maintains the integrity and quality of the brand's process today as it was first presented to English royalty.

40% ABV

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Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey $49.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Available for a limited time, Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey is a premium aged elevation of the brand’s multi-award-winning Bulleit Rye because some things just get better with age.

Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey is the fifth addition to the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey family. This small-batch rye whiskey was fully aged and matured to perfection in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of 12 years to create a balance of smoothness and spice worthy of Bulleit Rye’s impressive list of credentials.

Using the same mash bill as Bulleit Rye—95% rye and 5% malted barley—the additional years of aging are evident in this small-batch release resulting in layers of flavor complexity, while continuing to ring true to the smooth balance and spiciness of its predecessor. Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old is a pleasantly dry, bold rye that possesses notes of dried orchard fruits with a hint of baking spice and oak on the nose. This latest Bulleit release has a clean, crisp palate with flavors of dried pear, light toffee and oak with a hint of graham cracker spice.

46% ABV

 

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BACARDÍ Rum Julep
BACARDÍ

Surprise your guests with this rum-soaked riff on the Mint Julep.

BACARDÍ Rum Julep

Recipe and image courtesy of BACARDÍ

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • 0.4 parts Sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Peach bitters
  • 1 Mint sprig to garnish
  • 1 Peach slice to garnish

Build over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig and peach slice.

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Woodford Reserve Bourbon Punch
Woodford Reserve

Celebrate World Whiskey Day with this Bourbon Punch, perfect for cooling off while temperatures rise.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Punch

Recipe and image courtesy of Woodford Reserve

  • 1.5 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 2 oz. Lemonade
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • Lemon twist to garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a tall glass.

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Woodford Reserve Mint Julep
Woodford Reserve

This is the traditional Derby Day cocktail, and a southern ritual crafted from bourbon, sugar and mint.

Mint Julep

Recipe and image courtesy of Woodford Reserve

  • 2 parts Woodford Reserve
  • 8 to 10 Mint leaves
  • Superfine sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pellet ice
  • 2 Mint sprigs to garnish

Muddle 8 to 10 mint leaves (smacking optional), two barspoons of superfine sugar, and two parts Woodford Reserve Bourbon in a Mint Julep cup with a scoop of pellet ice. Top with more pellet ice, forming the telltale dome above the rim. Garnish with two mint sprigs and powdered sugar.

The famous Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep pictured.

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Tennessee Sunrise
Uncle Nearest

This creative riff on the classic Tequila Sunrise features unexpected and fresh ingredients like passion fruit and basil.

Tennessee Sunrise

Recipe by California mixologist May Lee; Image: Uncle Nearest

Muddle 2-3 basil leaves with agave and build other ingredients on top. Shake vigorously with ice for 20 seconds. Fine strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Black Bee
Jameson

The Black Bee cocktail calls for big, bright, Black Barrel flavors. Whiskey pairs with grapefruit, lemon, and orange flavors with a Shiners finish.

Black Bee

Recipe and image courtesy of Jameson

  • 1.5 parts Jameson Black Barrel
  • 0.75 parts Grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 parts Honey syrup
  • 0.25 parts Lemon juice
  • Orange bitters
  • Shiner Premium float
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Combine all ingredients except beer, add ice, and shake. Pour over ice and float Shiner Premium on top. Garnish with lemon peel.

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Buchanan's Pineapple Cranberry
Buchanan's

Scotch comes together with pineapple and cranberry juices to create this intriguing sip.

Buchanan's Pineapple Cranberry

Recipe and image courtesy of Buchanan’s

Combine Buchanan's DeLuxe 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with pineapple slice and cherry.

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SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee
Skyy $13.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

There’s no mistaking it: cold brew coffee is red-hot and quickly becoming a new American classic, a staple of a brunch-focused generation. Now, for a limited time only, San Francisco-born SKYY® Vodka is bringing the authentic taste of this country’s latest obsession to cocktail bars and retail stores across the U.S. with the release of SKYY Infusions® Cold Brew Coffee. Available now, SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee is infused with Arabica coffee beans, capturing the fantastically mild, sweet and less bitter coffee taste that people crave with cold brew.

Perfect for brunches, outdoor BBQ’s, summer parties and after-work drinks, enjoyed on the rocks, in coffee-inspired cocktails, or as a twist on a classic favorite.

SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee is a perfect example of how SKYY Vodka continues to be an innovator in the spirits world. With the release of the SKYY Infusions product line in 2008, SKYY charted a new course for flavored vodkas by creating an offering that caters to the current consumer trend toward natural, infused products that elevate the flavors and experience.

35% ABV

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Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions
Smirnoff $11.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Zero sugar, one-hundred percent flavor, and three new variants. If it sounds too good to be true, that’s probably because you haven’t tried new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions yet. The new line from Smirnoff comes just in time for the warmer months and as a more balanced lifestyle is top of mind for many. In fact, 77 percent of people are reporting cutting back on added sugars.1 Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions offers a zero sugar option with all the flavor, perfect for those who want to have their (sugar-free) cake and eat it too!

Infused with natural flavors, the brand-new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions lineup features three flavor variants, Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint, and Strawberry & Rose, which will give vodka enthusiasts 21+ a delicious, sugar-free option without sacrificing taste. Whether brunching with your besties or hosting a backyard gathering of friends and family, it’s guaranteed to bring the flavor and fun to any daytime party or occasion!

With new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions (60 proof, 30% Alc/Vol), the brand stays true to its values of providing great quality products – and now great quality zero sugarproducts – at an affordable suggested retail price. It has never been easier to make sugar free cocktails at home that are packed with natural flavor. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are refreshing-tasting options, perfect for mixing simple, crowd-pleasing cocktails that are one-hundred percent delicious, without all of the sugar.

Source: International Food Information Council Foundation Food and Health Survey 2018

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Cold Brew Martini
Skyy

Skyy's latest expression, Cold Brew Coffee, is the star of this bold but refreshing Mother's Day and brunch Martini.

Cold Brew Martini

Recipe and image courtesy of SKYY Vodka

  • 1 part SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee
  • 1 part Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1 part Coconut water

Shake with ice in mixing tin and strain into a Martini glass.

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Strawberry-Rose Cocktail
Smirnoff

Hibiscus tea and sparkling passionfruit combine with delicate, slightly sweet strawberry and light rose petal flavors.

Strawberry-Rose Cocktail

Recipe and image by Smirnoff

Fill an Old Fashioned tumbler with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Strawberry-Rose Zero Sugar Infusion, hibiscus tea and sparkling water. Stir well and pour over ice. Serve immediately.

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Mint Summer Splash
Smirnoff

Featuring Smirnoff's brand-new Zero Sugar Infusions vodka, this cocktail is infused with juicy watermelon flavor balanced with the taste of fresh mint for a refreshing finish. 

Mint Summer Splash

Recipe and image by Smirnoff

Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Watermelon-Mint Zero Sugar Infusion, watermelon sparkling water, watermelon juice, and club soda. Stir well. Pour over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and watermelon slice.

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Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca
Smirnoff

This drink is infused with the crisp, cool flavor of a fresh cucumber paired with the bright citrus notes of lime.

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca

Recipe and image by Smirnoff

  • Coarse sugar
  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions
  • 1-2 Cucumber ribbons to line glass and garnish
  • 1 oz. Cucumber puree
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Bottled mineral water
  • 1 Lime wheel to garnish
  • Fresh mint sprig to garnish

Rim an Old Fashioned glass or tall cocktail glass with coarse sugar. Line the glass with cucumber ribbons and fill with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusion, cucumber puree, lime juice and mineral water. Pour over ice. Garnish with cucumber ribbons, lime wheel and mint sprigs.