Klassy Affairs

So You Absolutely, Positively Must Do Shots on Thanksgiving Eve?

There's something about the night before Thanksgiving that makes many of us resort to the drinking habits of our youth. Here, some shots that will leave you with a shred of dignity (and a pounding hangover) come Thursday.

11/20/2012 By Brian Colella

Booze Books

Barman Andrew Bohrer's New Book: The Best Shots You've Never Tried

The only time shots are a true no-no: "When you are in a place with tablecloths and you ask for something with the word "bomb" in its name."

10/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Wine Wednesday

Gin, Pastis and Dead French People

Even more friendly competition ensues when winemakers start making up cocktails.

06/27/2012 By Julie H. Case

Cocktail Cartography

Jason Stratton’s Signature Drink: The Pink Hook

A drink made with real maraschino, which originated in Croatia and has nothing to do with those dubious, red-goo cherries.

04/17/2012 By Andrew Bohrer

Cocktail Cartography

James MacWilliams’s Signature Drink: The French 75

This epic version of a pedestrian classic costs $100; you should try it at least once in your life.

03/22/2012 By Andrew Bohrer

Pub Life

The Nonamateur’s Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Despite what alluring advertisements of green-clad busty lassies would tell you, March 17 should be more about celebrating pub life than getting hammered.

03/08/2012 By Andrew Bohrer

Cocktail Cartography

Philip Trickey’s Signature Drink: The Midnight Water

A shot of Fernet evolves into one of the finest brown, bitter, and stirred cocktails in Seattle.

02/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Roster Changes at Rob Roy

Andrew Bohrer’s day job means Philip Trickey is back behind the stick.

02/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cocktail Cartography

Anna Wallace’s Signature Drink: The Pretty Ricky

It’s not currently on the menu at Walrus and the Carpenter, but feel free to ask for one anyway.

02/09/2012 By Andrew Bohrer

Cocktail Cartography

Jay Kuehner’s Signature Drink: The Caracas

It’s more ritual than drink, says Sambar’s longtime bartender.

01/25/2012 By Andrew Bohrer