Glossy Booze is a regular Alcademics feature in which I cover the liquor coverage in glossy magazines.
Bon Appetit (October)lists a recipe for the Highland's Fall from Peter Vestinos, available here. Also, a story on dry cider and one on dessert wines. In November St. John Frizell has a recipe for the coffee/rum drink Koffie Van Brunt.
Everyday With Rachael Ray (October) has a story on "gum cocktails"- not something you get at Tailor, but combining flavors of gum to make new flavors.
GQ (September) had a big feature on the six best drinking cities in the US. They were San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago, Portland (OR), Nashville, and New York.
Conde Nast Traveler has a list of three tropical island bars in the Bahamas, plus a recipe for the Goombay Smash.
7X7 (September) has a story on Rickhouse. In the October issue, Jordan Mackay writes about relocated NYC sommelier David Lynch.
Sunset (October) has beer and food pairings for Octoberfest, and a story on green wine packaging.
Esquire has a recipe for the Grasshopper. Really!
Details lists some "really excellent canned beer,"and a few places in which to drink it.
And the winner for best drink coverage goes to Food & Wine- and they didn't even have any cocktail recipes. Their stories are:
- What sommeliers know best.
- Understanding Oregon Pinot Noir country
- Wineries by the sea all over the world- France and Spain, US, Australia, Portugal, and South Africa.
- Wines for drinking, not overthinking
- American Wine Awards
- A preview of the F&W Wine Guide 2010
- How to be a smarter wine shopper
- Gruner Veltliner
- 50 classic wines to try
- 15 rules for wine and food pairings