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Finest Tequilas on the Market One of North America's first homegrown distilled spirits, tequila was initially produced by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, although long before that the Aztecs were making another fermented agave beverage, known as pulque in...
Great Budget Friendly Tequilas If you still think tequila is the hangover-inducing spirit of yesteryear, think again. Americans are consuming more tequila than ever before. In fact, after whiskey, it’s one of the fastest-growing spirits in popularity. Fortunately, you don't...
The Best Apéritifs to Enjoy Before a Meal Apéritif comes from the Latin word aperire, meaning "to open." These alcoholic beverages have a low alcohol content, usually 16 to 25 percent, and are meant to whet the appetite before a...
When it comes to mixing spirits, following a classic cocktail recipe is your best bet for a delicious libation. Sophisticated and sweet, salty and sour, complex and cool — the best mixed drinks are all about balance. On GAYOT's list...
The Finest Craft Cocktail Recipes from Bars Across America Crafted cocktails are all the rage now. Fresh produce is making its way from farmers markets into specialty artisanal cocktails in bars across the U.S. The hand-crafted cocktail movement involves the...
The Best Spirits to Enjoy Neat While craft cocktails still reign supreme, sometimes we crave the simplicity of a glass of first-rate liquor served without embellishment. In bar-speak, enjoying a spirit on its own without ice or mixer in is...
Browse through GAYOT's exclusive interviews with the top sommeliers, winemakers and experts in the wine and spirits industries. WINE • Bern's Steak House, restaurant with an impressive wine list • Alison Crary, red winemaker at Sterling Vineyards • Eric Espuny, sommelier and general manager at The...
Long distance relationships often result in disastrous endings, but every now and again the world is treated with the exception that proves the disheartening rule — a rare glimpse into what glorious achievements can be born from “Love, Obsession...
Easy Halloween-Themed Drinks & Cocktails Forget those sickly-sweet kiddie drinks with candy corn, marshmallow ghosts and chocolate dripping all over the place. These hauntingly good cocktail recipes are decidedly more sophisticated with flavors of the fall season (including pumpkin), yet...
Alain Gayot visits the House of Hennessy When it comes to Cognac, the House of Hennessy has long been a leading name, and its influence has extended through many centuries of history, from kings of nations to kings of hip...