Amanda Schuster

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For a Fresh Take on Cocktails, Head to a Thai Restaurant

Inspired by the flavors of regional cuisines, these Thai restaurants are serving some of the most exciting drinks in the country right now

8 of New York City’s Oldest Restaurants

These historic establishments, from a classic steakhouse to an Indian diner, are all still worth a reservation

20 Excellent Options for Private Dining in NYC

These top Big Apple destinations can accommodate small or large private parties

11 Best Ryes for an Old Fashioned

The whiskey is the original base for the classic cocktail, but not just any bottle will do

The 5 Best Ryes for a Manhattan, According to Bartenders

Stock up on these bottles if you're looking to make the classic whiskey cocktail

How Cocktail Programs Have Evolved in American Fine Dining the Last 20 Years

The restaurant Appletini still has its place, but it’s far better now

How 6 Different Whisky Styles Taste in a Highball

We tried rye, bourbon, two styles of Scotch, Japanese and Irish whiskies in a highball with the same club soda, ice and a lemon wheel. Here’s how they compared.

5 Modern Takes on the Paloma From Pro Bartenders

You need to try these thirst-quenching highballs at home

6 Boozy Cherry Recipes for Cocktails and Beyond

You will thank yourself in winter for doing this surprisingly simple DIY garnish project now

The 11 Best Blanco Tequilas for a Margarita

These clear spirits add the rest of the color to the sweet and sour flavor spectrum