Topics :: drinks

In the Spirit: Moonshine

By Kristen Siebecker | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
White lighting, hooch, bathtub gin, white whiskey, and ruckus juice are but just a few of the terms for the drink commonly called moonshine. You don’t have to travel to the backwoods of Appalachia to find them... just go to your local liquor store.

In the Spirit: Bourbon

By Kristen Siebecker | Friday Jan 17, 2014
EDGE’s new "spirit series" takes a look at our favorite libations, their origins and what manufacturers are producing the best of the bunch. Our first installment: bourbon.

Small Soda Maker Looks to Provide Diet Alternative

By Candice Choi | Friday Jan 10, 2014
Can natural sweeteners that taste good rescue diet sodas from their decline? Americans have been cutting back on soda for years in part because of fears over weight gain. But the pullback on diet soda is a relatively newer phenomenon.

Libation Gift Guide 2013: Holiday Spirits

By Kelsy Chauvin | Thursday Dec 12, 2013
EDGE contributor Kelsy Chauvin scopes out the best booze of the season at the first annual Village Voice Holiday Spirits events, and unveils lick-smacking libations and clever cocktails for any time of year.

Caitlin Laman’s Cocktail Hour

By Heather Cassell | Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
Mixologist Caitlin Laman takes San Francisco and Napa by storm with her unique libations that offer a modern spin on classic cocktails.

What’s in Your Cocktail? Alcoholic Beverage Labels Get a Makeover

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Monday Jun 3, 2013
Alcohol labels may be getting a makeover. Be on the lookout for packaging that includes serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving. Then you may want to reconsider a second round.

Irish Ayes

By T. Scott King | Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
Give the bartender a rest. Stay in and concoct your own adult beverages, like one, or all, of these!

Maker’s Mark Responds to Customer Backlash

By Brett Barrouquere | Monday Mar 18, 2013
After backlash from customers, the producer of Maker’s Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey.

Sugary Drinks in NYC? Size Isn’t Everything

By Jennifer Peltz, Candice Choi | Tuesday Mar 12, 2013
At barbecue joints, coffee counters and bottle-service nightclubs, a coming clampdown on big, sugary soft drinks is beginning to take shape on tables and menus in a city that thrives on eating and going out.

Shackelton’s Famous Whiskey Gets a Second Life

By Rod McGuirk | Monday Jan 28, 2013
Three bottles of 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton’s abandoned expedition base have been returned to the polar continent after a distiller flew them to Scotland to recreate the long-lost recipe.