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9 Essential Cocktails for 4th of July

It would be easy, given the current political climate, to feel cynical and perhaps a little unenthused about the Fourth of July. But there’s one American invention that we can always get pumped about: cocktails. The foundation of this country was built on plenty of mixed drinks, so let’s salute our forefathers in the only appropriate fashion: with a raised glass.

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Creative Ways to Use Flowers in Cocktails

Whether a rose petal floating in a glass of special occasion champagne, a sprig of lavender sitting (somewhat impractically) atop a signature cocktail or a lone violet bobbing prettily in a drink to signal that spring has, in fact, arrived, floral garnishes have the power to take drinks from everyday to event-worthy.

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EVERY COCKTAIL CONFERENCE YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS YEAR

With the resurgence of the cocktail, the bar and spirits industry has grown exponentially, creating a demand for conferences dedicated to those who work in the industry.

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Bartender, There’s a Logo in My Drink

Branding and bars have long gone hand in hand. But the days when cocktail napkins, swizzle sticks, cardboard coasters and matchbooks were the last word in tactile advertising are over.

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6 Ways to Shine on Instagram

High-quality images and clever descriptions promote engagement, which is the point of Instagram. Build a following on the photo-centric social platform by sticking to these basic guidelines.

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ICS’s Don Julio Margarita Tray Named One of the “Best Cocktails Carts Across the US”

Nine establishments across the U.S. offering tableside bar service.

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America’s 20 Best Chain Restaurants

We often celebrate the fancier end of the dining spectrum, but here, we shuffle down the spectrum a touch to hail the efforts of those big-on-flavor, short-on-frills eateries that are always there, waiting (often by a roadside late at night) to serve up heaping plates of deliciousness and familiarity: America’s best chain restaurants.

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IMBIBE: Vermouth is One of the Flavors to Watch in 2016

Vermouth is one of IMBIBE.com’s flavors to watch for 2016, and simple drinks like this cobbler cocktail perfectly spotlights the complex flavor of the fortified wine.

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T-Mobile Arena Partners with Levy Restaurants and Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim

T-Mobile Arena has partnered with culinary experts Levy Restaurants to deliver one of the most dynamic, customizable craft cocktail and food experiences in sports and entertainment to T-Mobile Arena, when it opens April 6, 2016.

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Ignite Conversations February

This months issue includes a big culinary photoshoot, the launch of our new website, some great cocktails to celebrate National Wine Day (or any day) and other interesting tidbits from around the industry.

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