Liquor and Spirits

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Brazilian Independence Day is Sunday: Celebrate With Caipirinha Recipes

    The eyes of the world were on Brazil this summer for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. While it's been wrapped up for quite some time now, we're still slightly obsessed with all thing Brazilian -- beaches, bikinis, beautiful people, brigadeiro (those little chocolate bonbons that are utterly addictive), the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Five Best Food and Drink Events Labor Day Weekend: Brew Bus Tour, Cajun Festival, and White Hot Labor Day Brunch

    Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you're hoping to watch some burger brawls, get decked out in your best pimp attire, or longing to listen to some live music while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Chef Challenges, Wine Tastings, and More

    Take a break from your busy schedule this week to test your trivia skills, paint with a glass of wine, or dance the night away to live music after enjoying a three-course meal. Living in South Florida, there is always an opportunity to find entertainment, no matter the day of the week. From trivia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Cantina Laredo Releases Sorbet Cocktails for Summer

    Summer is hot everywhere, but South Florida can feel like a freaking oven -- and a damp oven, at that. A damp, suffocating oven. While everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere is running around, enjoying the sunshine and mild weather, we're down here in a perpetual state of perspiration. It's not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Sweetwater Bar & Grill Now Offering Cocktails on Tap, Daily Happy Hour, and Live Entertainment

    Cocktails on tap? Yes, it's here South Florida. And while it may be a quietly whispered trend that started sometime last year, the kegged cocktail has finally made its way to Palm Beach County compliments of Sweetwater Bar & Grill owners Clint Reed and Sean Iglehart who have been offering aged conco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Meet Ron Jeremy Today at Crown Wine & Spirits

    Fans of fine rum will want to make plans to come out to Crown Wine & Spirits for a meet and greet with the man known for his.....ummmm....spirit....when Ron Jeremy hosts a special rum tasting and bottle signing today at Crown Wine & Spirits in Fort Lauderdale from 4 to 6 p.m. See also: Ron Jeremy O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    It's National Cocktail Your Coffee Day: Spike Your Coffee With These Recipes

    Today is a double whammy. Not only is it Monday (which is usually the worst day of the week), but it's the first Monday after daylight savings time. We're not sure about you, but when the alarm went off this morning and it was still dark out we weren't in the most chipper of moods. There's only one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    National Margarita Day: Five Recipes to Try at Home

    We're not breaking any news here, but South Florida is freaking hot. Sure, we get a few cold fronts from time to time, but it's mid-February, and it's bright, sunny, and, frankly, a bit humid. When it comes to refreshing alcoholic beverages, few concoctions compete with the margarita -- mojitos as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County

    Broward County has a long alcohol-fueled history. From Prohibition rum-runners to shots-guzzling spring breakers to current craft beer geeks, Fort Liquordale and its surrounding suburbs have definitely earned their reputation for copious consumption of booze in the past century. Even with all the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Jim Beam, Maker's Mark Now Owned by Japanese Beverage Company

    The companies that make some of America's favorite whiskey will no longer be American but Japanese. Beam, Inc., distiller of classic American whiskey Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, was acquired by Japanese beverage company Suntory Holdings. Beam agreed on Monday to be purchased by the Japanese company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Make Emeril's Champagne Punch for New Year's Eve

    If you're planning a New Year's eve party at home, you've got to have some bubbly for a midnight toast. You could just buy a case of Champagne, or you could make Emeril's awesome Champagne punch.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Kimberly Hilton of Red the Steakhouse Makes us a Thin Mint Martini

    It's absolutely official: holiday season is here. Thanksgiving might be over, but with shopping season in full swing, it's only going to get crazier from here on out. Between work parties, friendly get-togethers, Christmas events, New Years celebrations, pot lucks, and whatever else, the time to e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The Balvenie Releases New, $250-a-Bottle Scotch

    Scotch is known to be a gentleman's drink -- it has to be if good old Ron Burgundy has a sweet spot for it -- and gentlemen don't drink cheap booze from plastic bottles, unless, of course, it's really late and nobody is looking. When it comes to Scotch, there are millions of options, ranging from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Macallan M: $4,500 Bottle of Whisky Launches in the U.S.

    If you're looking to do a little early holiday shopping for the person who has everything (and money is no object), why not buy him or her a bottle of Scotch? Well, actually, not just any bottle of Scotch whisky. The Macallan M, a rare, limited-edition bottle of single malt that was recently launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Got Bourbon on the Brain? $1000 Rare Bourbon Event at Steak 954

    Bourbon, once a rough-and-tumble spirit, is enjoying a renaissance. Fueled by celebrities and chefs who Tweet pictures of their Pappy Van Winkle stash and their trips to Louisville to pick out a personal barrel to tap, bourbon has quickly become the "it" spirit, with collectors paying dearly for rar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Mixologist Iliya Dimitrov on How to Make the Perfect Negroni

    Whether it's an obsession with Mad Men or just a sense of boredom with overly sweet, flavored vodkas, classic cocktails are making a resurgence. Whatever the cause, we think it's pretty awesome. The classic Negroni is one of those "in" drinks. Supposedly developed in Florence, Italy, in 1919, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Holy Mackerel Wormwood Imperial Stout: A Beer That Gets You High?

    If you cannot find a bag of chronic this 4/20, there is a beer on tap at The Mack House that could at least aid you in your quest to get high. The beer is Wormwood Imperial Stout. It is brewed with the same plant, or artemisia absinthium, from which the highly alcoholic drink absinthe is distilled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Commemorate the End of Prohibition With New Beer's Eve at World of Beer

    April 6 is the official day of the unofficial holiday celebrating the end of Prohibition. What is this day called, you ask? It's appropriately titled New Beer's Eve. World of Beer, aka Beer Heaven, is hosting a glorious celebration for this unofficial-but-should-be-official holiday. World of Beer i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Dubliner is Coming to Fort Lauderdale

    For a while now, the Himmarshee nightlife district in downtown Fort Lauderdale has been on the other side of its peak. With the loss of some of the busier spots like the Brick, and Las Olas having stolen some its thunder, the Himmarshee area has been in need of some assistance. Well, looky who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar to Open at Village at Gulfstream Park

    South Florida culture is deeply rooted in Latin American culture. Which is why we're a little intrigued by the announcement of the opening of Paladar Kitchen & Raw Bar at the Village of Gulfstream Park fall of 2012.Why does the idea of a restaurant with influences from "Central & South Ameri ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Sweetwater's Sean Iglehart Makes Us a Ramos Gin Fizz

    Welcome to the How To series, a periodic segment of photo essays that highlight the dishes and drinks area restaurants do well, who makes them, and how they do it. This week, we're focusing on Sweetwater's Sean Iglehart, who will be getting us drunk on a selection of craft cocktails. "Craft coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Tit for Tat Cocktails at Sweetwater Bar & Grill

    ​"Sir you can't sleep here."A manager came out from behind the bar at Sweetwater's in Boynton Beach to rustle a man lying prone on a booth, ankles resting on an armrest. I was surprised he was still wearing his flip flops. "Sir, there's no sleeping at the bar." The manager shook him.Perhaps i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Spiked Popsicles by Grey Goose Vodka

    The folks over at Grey Goose Vodka sure know how to party. Every year, they kick off the summer season with a series of (trend-a-licious) parties - Summer Soiree Series - throughout the country and, more importantly, summer inspired cocktails.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Five Osama Bin Laden Cocktails

    Red Death cocktail​On Sunday night, President Obama told the world that Osama Bin Laden, the leader behind our nation's most horrific terrorist attacks on 9/11, had been killed in a special operation by Navy SEALs. While most deaths aren't celebrated, Bin Laden ain't your average situ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Top Ten Signature Cocktails at Local Bars

    Barrel O' Fun at the Mai-Kai.​You already know South Florida is delightfully alcohol-soaked: We've got dives that boast 23-hour licenses and clubs that don't shut down until 4 a.m. We've got ubiquitous fishbowls of syrupy beach booze, robust beers found at snobby gastropubs and microbreweries, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Q&A With Rocco Mangel of Rocco's Tacos: "I Really Am Just a Glorified Bus Boy "

    Rocco Mangel Rocco Mangel of Rocco's Tacos​ With its first location on Clematis Street back in 2007 and an additional location in Boca Raton, Rocco's Tacos has been a big hit in the South Florida restaurant scene. The fact that the menu holds more than 220 different types tequila doesn't h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2010

    Holiday Drink @ Morton's: The Sparkling Sleigh Ride

    ​Now that we're past Thanksgiving and you're donning your reindeer sweater, putting up the twinkle lights, and jamming out with Bing Crosby, you might as well drink in the holiday spirit too. Put down that mojito and pick up a Sparkling Sleigh Ride at Morton's Steak House. The cocktail is being so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Cocktail for a Cure: the Hope-tini

    ​The Village Taverns (there's one in Pembroke Pines and one in Boynton Beach) are putting up the Hope-tini as a Cocktail for a Cure. With each sold through October, $2 goes to breast cancer research.Here's the recipe, so you can make it at home -- after you've given at the bar, of course! Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Funky Buddha Brewery Grand Opening

    ​Who would've thought coconut rum-infused red ale would be so damn good?The Funky Buddha Brewery, South Florida's newest brewpub, arrived with a bang Saturday night. The long-popular lounge added 13 homespun beers to its repertoire; creative and inspired interpretations on craft brews that leverag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    St. Lucia Chairman's Reserve Rum: A Liquor Preview for Pairings

    ​Most folks probably think of rum as the liquor you shoot on a dock while eating cracked conch, pour into vats with fruit juice, or watch getting mixed at one of those bars with the spinning daiquiri machines. And then there's a rum like St. Lucia Distillers Chairman's Reserve Rum. First off, we s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Beer of the Week: Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale

    Jeff StrattonWTF, over?​This strong-ish, limited-edition ale has nothing to do with the band Wilco, its leader Jeff Tweedy, nor its 2002 magnum opus Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. We repeat: no connection whatsoever. Nor does the term refer to the International Radio Operator's Phonetic Alphabet (A=Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    We Got Him! Suspect in Johnnie Walker Blue Theft Arrested

    Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficeCharles Lennon​It's been a while since the United States apprehended a fugitive on this scale -- maybe not since Saddam Hussein was found crouching in his spider hole. Richard Goldstein of Hollywood and Charles Lennon of Coral Springs are accused of collabora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Sublime Hosts Vegan Drinks Happy hour

    Sublime's sangria​Sublime in Fort Lauderdale is hosting a Vegan Drinks happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight. I have to admit that the name threw me a bit -- most drinks are vegan, right? So I asked over at South Florida's most famous vegetarian restaurant. Turns out, yes, the drinks are vegan, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Reef Rd Opens on Clematis

    ​Can the folks behind Rocco's Tacos do for seafood and rum what Rocco's did for tacos and tequila? We're about to find out with the debut of Reef Rd Rum Bar, which opened right across Clematis Street from the wildly popular nouveau taqueria.   Local moguls Big Time Restaurant Group, Rocc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Signature Drinks Pack a Punch at YOLO Restaurant & O Lounge

    John LinnThe O Lounge is classy, dark, and sultry all at once, a classic environment for a cocktail. While I'm far from the martini-sipping type, I can respect the breed. Powerful types and their wanna-bes, cavorting and carrying on, stemmed glass hoisted in one hand saying loudly to the world, "Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll 2009: Best Bar in Palm Beach

    Palm Beach County's got some serious diversity in the world of drinking. There's the blue-haired bars in Boca, the popped-collar joints on the island, Jamaican rum joints in The Glades, and the old-school rock bars east of the tracks on Clematis. Pick your favorite, and vote for it in the comments s ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    The Duck Tavern

    5901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, 561-998-8288

  • Dining

    July 27, 2006

    Soul Kitchen

    A Deep South journey puts some meat on our bones.

  • Nightlife

    May 12, 2005

    Best Poolside Bar

    Wreck Bar at Yankee Clipper

  • Nightlife

    May 12, 2005

    Best Margarita

    Yucatan Mexican Bar & Grill

  • Nightlife

    May 13, 2004

    Best Martini

    Dakotah 624

  • Dining

    April 17, 2003

    Cut Your Losses

    The Knife needs to take another stab at both quality and service

  • Dining

    January 23, 2003

    Immunized from Criticism

    The Harbor Grille gets the last laugh on New Times

  • Goods and Services

    May 17, 2001

    Best Cigar Shop

    Cigarros Del Mundo

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Sons of Pioneers

    Country revisionists BR5-49 beat Nashville's numbers game

  • Arts and Entertainment

    May 11, 2000

    Best Bartender

    Laurrie Pood

  • Foodstuffs

    March 11, 1999

    Best Margarita

    Baja Café

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