Negroni Week – Coming to a Bar Near You

Just when you thought that all of the fun had been exhausted, along comes Negroni Week! What is Negroni Week you ask? Essentially during Negroni Week, June 4-10, bars around the world will mix their favorite Negroni variations, donating a portion of proceeds from each one sold to a charity of their choice. You can find bars participating in this year’s Negroni Week by...

Batching Cocktails at Home

Since the very early days of BevX.com, more than a decade ago, our Cocktail of the Week feature is one of the most viewed pages of any given week. Naturally, this page is the inspiration of a good deal of the emails that I receive from our readers. It’s clear that many of you are experimenting with cocktails at home. This is a great development....

Spring Cocktails 2018

What to drink? By the time spring rolls around I’m tired of thinking about drinks in terms of – what will warm the bones and take the chill out of the air? I’m a seasonal drinker (and eater) and I don’t think that I’m alone. Restaurants change their menus from season to season for just this very reason. We crave different things in winter...

The Simple and Majestic Daiquiri

July 19 is National Daiquiri Day. The Daiquiri is a drink that is both revered and plagued by its simplicity. Just three ingredients is all you need: Rum, lime juice, and sugar. It is so simple that over the years this drink has endured more alterations and additions than a fading Hollywood starlet. The Daiquiri is just so damn simple that it encourages tinkering....

Michelada Day – July 12

Apparently July 12 is Michelada Day. Who knew? The Michelada is likely the best known beer cocktail in the USA. This unexpected, tall, cool drink is well-known in Mexico and Central America and until recent years it was rare to see it served in the USA. The Michelada is an enigma offering bright refreshment along with a deep savory accents and a vibrant dose...

National Piña Colada Day

July 10 is National Piña Colada Day – again, who comes up with these? Most drinkers, especially anyone who has vacationed on a Caribbean beach or taken a cruise has had the chance to enjoy a the essential Rum cocktail, the Piña Colada. There are certainly good and bad Piña Coladas (mostly bad I must say) but there is just one original. Like all things of...
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