Cocktails have come a long way in the last 100 years. Hell, we've seen whole movements come and go in the last 10 years alone (hey, absinthe, we're talking to you). Yes, earnest bartenders still faithfully reproduce classics of yore, but mixologists (the fancier title) innovate more now, too. Thus, bars across the country make savory drinks, play with spices, incorporate beer, and add others flavors from kitchen (and even the grill). Below are the key trend reports, entertaining guides, and drink recipes all men should know—especially if you consider yourself a cocktail aficionado.
Blue Cocktails Are Back and Now They're Ironic
Writer Camper English focuses on why bartenders have finally embraced the oft-mocked genre of colorful drinks.
Hillbilly Gatorade and four more drinks that'll have you making out with a distant relative before dawn.
Why Green Chartreuse is the Hipster Jäger
In-the-know cocktail aficionados and bartenders prefer to fill their shot glasses with green Chartreuse than with Jägermeister.
The Savory Cocktail Comes of Age
Savvy bartenders are using ingredients like spicy radishes and blue cheese. Here are five new earthy classics.
The Best New Beer Cocktails
Recipes and restaurants to try if you're a fan of micheladas and shandies.
Grilled Cocktails (No, Really)
Even mixologists are using the grill—to create delicious drink ingredients.
Build a Better Home Bar
Upgrade your living-room cocktail service by stocking the best new arrivals from around the globe, then adding clever mixing tools and serving accessories.
How to Fix a Botched Drink
Death & Co. bartender Joaquín Simó shares tips for repairing a seemingly botched cocktail.
10 Snacks For Cocktail Parties
Sweet and savory dishes to impress even the most hard-core foodies.
Three Secrets to Mastering Cocktail Mixing from a Master Cocktail Mixer
How to get the most out of your fruits and herbs from Scott Beattie.
Drink the Pain Away: 4 Hangover Cocktail Cures
When you've had one too many (hey, it happens), trade the aspirin and greasy food for these high-end hair-of-the-dog cocktails.
Winter Drinks: Master the Egg-White Cocktail
It's not easy to achieve a perfect, frothy head on a Silver Fizz. That's why we went from Nashville to Brooklyn and asked five bartenders for their expert advice.
A glass of eggnog is liquid merriment: a sweet, creamy, boozy reminder that holiday exhaustion is best alleviated with brazen indulgence. Make your own and serve it to a crowd.
Spice Up Your Cocktails
Six distinctive flavors to give your favorite drinks a fresh kick.
4 Spins On the Gin and Tonic
Tired of the staid summer standby? These refreshing new cocktails add some bold twists to a classic drink.
Conventional wisdom says that tequila works with sugar, salt, and lime juice, and that's about it. Fortunately, the bartenders at some of the country's top watering holes are challenging this notion.