Still a gin thing: Florida bar breaks Snoop Dogg’s record for world’s largest gin and juice

In May, noted juniper enthusiast and Martha Stewart collaborator Snoop Dogg added another line item to his crowded resumé: He set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest gin and juice. And now, in what is equal parts savvy publicity stunt, anniversary celebration, and sign of blatant disrespect, a Florida…

Polish off that resume and apply to be a world-traveling gin taster 

It’s raining in Chicago, and I am working from a Starbucks that is currently playing Billy Joel’s “Only The Good Die Young,” which is a fun song but one I’ve heard more than once today and small doses, friends, small doses. I am cold and cranky and sweaty and I need a nap, and I love my job, but holy shit, does the…

Aldi’s color-changing gin is magical, drinkable, and unavailable stateside

Earlier this year, we wrote about two Aldi spirits—Highland Black Scotch Whisky and Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt—that swiped awards at an international spirits competition. In that piece, we also bemoaned the fact that we, humble U.S.-based writers that we are, cannot enjoy said spirits, because Aldi doesn’t sell…

Cure what ails you with The Cat’s Meow, a honey-lemon gin cocktail

The cocktail known as Bee’s Knees dates back to Prohibition times—the classic build involved lemon, honey, and gin. Bartender Laura Kelton of Sportsman’s Club in Chicago employs Old Tom, a slightly sweeter gin, to complement the Malort and absinthe added to the drink. The finished drink is bright, a touch bitter, and…