A BOOZE LOVER’S GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE DRINKING

by Laura Scholz | Feb 06, 2018 As much as we all like to indulge in a stiff drink, the production, packing and distribution of your favorite hooch leaves one hell of a carbon footprint. According to a study by the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), a...

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THE BEST NEW SPIRITS AND LIQUEURS OF 2017

From refreshing releases by mainstream producers to debut projects by exciting newcomers, here are 17 spectacular new bottles to try right now BY DAN Q. DAO | DECEMBER 28, 2017 If 2017 has driven you to drink, at least you’ve got plenty of options. With consumers...

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2017 whiskey and spirits releases

New and limited-edition spirits Jonah Flicker, Special to USA TODAY | Published 6:18 a.m. ET Dec. 28, 2017 Fall and winter are the prime seasons for new spirits releases, particularly when it comes to whiskey of all stripes — bourbon, Irish, single malt, Japanese and...

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HOW TO MAKE FROZEN COQUITO (COCONUT EGGNOG)

By Mel Rose | December 21, 2017 There are two types of people in this world. Those who like eggnog, and those who do not. I am one of those people who does not. In fact, not only do I not like it, I actually think it's pretty gross. Something about drinking raw egg...

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A 6-Bottle Introduction to Cachaça

NICK HINES @nickolaushines | Published: September 13, 2017 If you’ve had any experience with cachaça, it’s likely been in Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. But there’s so much more to the spirit. Cachaça is a sweet, vegetal, and usually clear liquid made...

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CELEBRATING NATIONAL CACHAÇA DAY THE RIGHT WAY

Contributed by Rashaun Hall on Sep 13, 2017 Cachaça may not be Brazil's most popular export but that's likely one because of her, herand her. However, as far as spirits go, I am a pretty big fan. So, I had to National Cachaça Day... which is today (Sept. 13)! Cachaça...

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5 canned cocktails perfect for tailgating

by Joseph Hernandez | SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 The canned craft craze that has hit beer and wine is finally making room for (good) cocktails. While bottled mixed drinks and malts have been available on the market for a while now, craft-minded producers are adopting the trend...

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Take the Day Off: Cocktails for Labor Day

Kate Laufer Gorenstein, Contributor | 08/31/2017 Updated Sep 01, 2017 While everyone knows that they typically have a day off in early September that marks the end of summer, there is a general lack of awareness about the history of the holiday. The first Monday in...

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Founder of Novo Fogo Cachaça visits Fargo

by Chris Larson | BEER SNOB | August 23rd, 2017 On Monday I had a special opportunity to learn more about Brazil’s favorite distilled spirit, cachaça, directly from the founder of one of the highest quality brands of cachaça, Novo Fogo. While Dragos Axinte himself has...

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Frozen Boozy Popsicles

Posted Aug 15 | By Natalie Migliarini Boozy popsicles are the best way to get through a warm summers day, so I put together these new frozen cocktails and wanted to share them with you. I took some of my favorite summer cocktails and mixed them up in batches and mixed...

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Beyond Beer: Adult Canned Drinks For Summertime

Written by Sam Slaughter — Posted on 08.08.17 Let’s face it, cans are king when it comes to summertime portable potables. Half the places you go (beaches, pools, et cetera) don’t allow glass and, well, you’d frankly just look like an alcoholic if you pulled out a...

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7 Delicious New Spirits You Need to Drink Right Now

by ANNA ARCHIBALD and AMANDA GABRIELE | 8/1/2017 It’s nearly impossible to get bored when it comes to booze. Every month, at least one brand spankin’ new bottle hits the market, and 2017 has seen its fair share of launches from whiskey to vodka to cachaça. The past...

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NOVO FOGO CACHAÇA: RUM’S OLDER BRAZILIAN COUSIN

LAUREN KLOSINSKI | AUGUST 2017 Surrounded by stunning vistas and age old traditions Novo Fogo is expertly concocting Brazil’s national spirit. Their zero-waste distillery is nestled in the heart of the largest protected patch of the Atlantic Rain Forest of Southern...

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All You Can Drink

Take summer's best booze trend to go BY KAT ODELL | 7/11/17 Over the last decade or so, America’s obsession with bartending has thankfully matured from supermarket margarita mix to house-made everything. But even though certain malt beverages (we won't name names)...

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10 Canned Drinks Even Beer Haters Will Love

MARSHALL BRIGHT | JUNE 27, 2017, 3:20 PM When it comes to summer drinking on the go, it's hard to beat the convenience of a can. Easy to carry, it's also easy to toss out when you're done. Whether you're rafting, tanning, picnicking, or just hanging out in the back...

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5 Canned Cocktails You Need to Drink ASAP

BY JUSTINE STERLING • @ JKSTERLING | PUBLISHED June, 22 2017 Ten years ago, the “canned cocktail” field was populated with syrupy-sweet malt beverages with names that ended in “rita” and didn’t start with “marga.” But today’s canned cocktails have caught up with the...

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Cocktail of the Week: Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha

by Stephanie Moreno | May 19, 2017 The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail consisting of lime, sugar, and cachaça – Brazil’s indigenous sugarcane spirit. Its ingredients are reminiscent of a daiquiri, but the muddling of the limes puts it more akin to a mojito...

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Summer’s Best Cocktails Come in a Can

Portable and Potent By EMILY SINGER | Photo by HENRY PHILLIPS There’s something about summer’s heat-induced lethargy that encourages a slow, steady succession of drinks from lunch ‘til dinner. Beer, while favored for its no-fuss accessibility, becomes filling. Mixing...

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PORTABLE POTABLES

Now trending at the 74th Annual WSWA Conference Francine Cohen | May 16, 2017 The last thing the New Orleans French Quarter bartender said to Cocktail & Sons co-founder Max Messier as he headed out the door? “Do you want anything for the walk?” Ah, New Orleans; home...

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Skip The Flowers: Momma Wants Cocktails For Mother’s Day

by Jeanne O'Brien Coffey | MAY 10, 2017 Flowers are lovely—in fact, get mom flowers too, because she deserves them as well – but she also deserves a drink. (Some even say she deserves a hangover, but I won’t go there.) “Mom doesn't need a cocktail. She deserves a...

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12 New Essentials to Stock in Your Kitchen This Summer

May 9, 2017 by ERIN CULLUM Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha Cocktails "There's been a lovely little trend happening in the cocktail world, and I have to say I'm totally on board: premium canned cocktails like Slow & Low and Cutwater Spirits. Now we can add one more to...

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Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha

May 9, 2017 | By Kyle Swartz The Brazilian cachaça distillery Novo Fogo has announced their new sparkling caipirinha in a can. The Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha combines freshness and shelf stability with all-natural ingredients for a balanced, carbonated cocktail,...

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12 Innovative Products At WSWA 2017

April 24, 2017 | By Kyle Swartz The annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of American conference gives opportunity for producers to show their lineups and innovations to wholesalers and distributors. Walking around the exhibition halls on day 2 of the WSWA2017, here are a...

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Six Spirits to Help Toast the Planet’s Health

Sustainable operations honor the close link between agriculture and distillation BY LESLEY JACOBS SOLMONSON | APR 18 2017 NOVO FOGO's zero-waste distillery is nestled into the slope of a hill in Brazil's UNESCO-designated Atlantic Forest. There, liquids flow with...

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5 New Springtime Cocktails to Try

By Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | April 5, 2017 As the days get warmer and the sun sets later, most everyone we know will start having their friends over for early evening spring cocktail parties. For us, spring time means cleaning off the grill and spending our...

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Warm Cocktails for Chilly Nights

by Brad Japhe | photo by Will Ray | March 11, 2017 Back before the days of industrial refrigeration–and ice machines–it was actually far more common to order a heated cocktail from your local barkeep than a chilled one. Today, warmed tipples are generally limited to...

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25 Spring Cocktails to Make for Easter

by Lauren Hubbard | February 5, 2017 Easter sips don't end with lemonade and iced tea. Pull your palate out of hibernation with bright florals, zippy fruits, and fresh veggies in these unexpectedly cool cocktails. SUN RA Ingredients 1.5 oz Novo Fogo Silver .5...

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Drink DuJour: Quentão

Curious about cachaça? Try it at a Portland saloon Written by Rachel Wallace To Americans, a hot cocktail might mean apple cider spiked with rum or a toddy with bourbon or scotch. In Brazil, however, cachaça reigns supreme in pretty much every style of cocktail. The...

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Healthy Drinking Tips for the New Year

    It may sound like an oxymoron, but there is such a thing. Bartenders share low sugar/low ABV cocktail recipes and other advice for a healthy start to the year. Andy Smith | January 2, 2017 Own it. In 2017, you’re probably not going to eliminate all carbs, master...

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