By David AlanPhotography by Jenna Noel The Eastern Polynesian-inspired tiki theme was a dominant aesthetic in American popular culture for decades. No doubt images come to mind of Hawaiian shirts, ...
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By David AlanPhotography by Jenna Noel There is no spirit veiled in more mystery and misinformation than absinthe. Known as the “green fairy,” this potable is famously alleged, and ...
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Story and Photography By Lucinda Hutson ’Tis the season to be jolly and time for a cup of good cheer. How about some festive holiday punch? But unlike the cloying, concentrated fruit juice and ...
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By David AlanPhotography by Jenna Noel Most drinkers, regardless of their own personal tastes, would identify whiskey as the quintessential American spirit. Though it was not invented here—and ...
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By David AlanPhotography by Jenna Noel Ice, the most common ingredient in cocktails, is one that we barely give more than a passing thought to—even in the dog days of summer. The frosty ...
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By Janet Heimlich While on a lunch break, Ruth stands in her tiny kitchen making kefir. The 31-year-old receptionist and hair stylist places a spoonful of kefir starter grains into an empty ...
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