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Amateur Hour

Amateur Hour

I used to not love gin. So much of what I tried was too juniper-forward, or had too much heat, or alcohol-taste, and the smell reminded me of my alcoholic grandfather. The thing is, bartenders love to use gin as their base spirit because it offers a strong foundation,...

Beery

Beery

I had my first radler in the early ’80s, on an August afternoon at a co-worker’s deck party in Germany. I was a 19-year-old reveling in the plentitude of German beers. Having grown up with American beers of the ’70s, the experience seemed miraculous. What I recall...