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Tracy Howard is the associate editor of Imbibe Magazine, where she writes about everything from coffee to cocktails for the bi-monthly magazine and website, imbibemagazine.com. Prior to joining Imbibe, Howard worked in the wine industry and has fittingly become Imbibe's resident oenophile.

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The 100 Best Places to Drink in the South

Posted March 25, 2011 | 09:15:36 (EST)


Southerners are serious about their drinks, and the current issue of Imbibe finds 100 of the best spots to drink throughout the region. From where to score a killer classic cocktail to who has the bar food, here's a sneak peek at a few of the magazine's picks....

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Toast of New Orleans: Fat Tuesday Cocktails

Posted March 8, 2011 | 12:52:28 (EST)

Celebrating Mardi Gras this Fat Tuesday? Here are five cocktails that'll give you taste of the Big Easy, even if you can't be there for the festivities.

Brandy Milk Punch
Popular throughout New Orleans where many bars offer their own variation on the recipe, this 19th century...

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Stirring Cocktails (VIDEO)

Posted February 11, 2011 | 16:23:20 (EST)


2011-01-07-imbibeicon.pngEver wondered what all of those fancy barspoons are all about? Curious about which cocktails get stirred and whether you're strirring your drinks correctly? Here, Portland, Ore. bartender, Evan Zimmerman is back with tips on choosing...

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Your Ultimate Super Bowl 6-Pack

Posted February 2, 2011 | 16:47:05 (EST)


With an expected 100 million people tuning in, chances are your plans for Sunday include (if not revolve around) catching the Super Bowl. And what would the big day be without a cold brew in hand? Whether you're pulling for the Packers or the Steelers, here are six brews that'll...

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Boston's Brightest: Six of Beantown's Best Bartenders Offer a Peek at Life Behind the Bar

Posted January 21, 2011 | 11:42:07 (EST)


The January/February issue of Imbibe travels to Boston, where you'll find some of the most inventive and well-crafted cocktails in the country. To find out a little more about the people behind those amazing cocktails, Imbibe recently checked in with six Boston-area bartenders on...

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How to Use a Boston Shaker (VIDEO)

Posted January 7, 2011 | 11:21:19 (EST)


Professional bartenders would be lost without them, yet home-bar enthusiasts are often too worried about showering guests (or themselves) with a cocktail to give the classic two-piece Boston shaker a go. 2011-01-07-imbibeicon.pngDating back to the late...

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8 Cocktails to Try in the New Year

Posted December 29, 2010 | 06:23:11 (EST)


Order the same drink every time you throw a party or visit a bar? Resolve to broaden your cocktail compass with this list of eight cocktails to try in the New Year from the editors of Imbibe Magazine. With everything from whiskey to tequila, this list of soon-to-be...

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Which Eggnogs Are Worthy of a Little Yuletide Cheer?

Posted November 23, 2010 | 13:38:55 (EST)

Like clockwork, every November our cravings set us in search of rich, creamy (and sometimes boozy) eggnog. With the busyness of the holidays, there isn't always time to whip up a batch of homemade nog, and there are plenty of store-bought brands to choose from--but which ones make...

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Getting Fresh with Wet-Hop Beers

Posted October 19, 2010 | 18:56:46 (EST)

The September/October issue of Imbibe Magazine celebrates the seasonality of beer, and come fall, there are plenty of brews to get excited about, not the least of which are wet-hop beers. Unlike the bulk of the hops crop, which is dried and compressed into pellets for...

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10 Great Beers Brewed In Unlikely Places

Posted August 24, 2010 | 11:48:49 (EST)


For the true beer aficionado, there's nothing like being able to treat your friends to not just a tasty beer, but also an interesting story about that brew's origins. The editors at Imbibe Magazine put together this list of 10 beers that will give you something to talk...

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10 Boozy Ice Creams (and Sorbets) That Make Summer a Whole Lot More Delicious

Posted July 23, 2010 | 15:10:28 (EST)

What's sweet and cool and will make you giddy as a kid? Spiked ice cream, of course! Boozy ice creams, gelatos and sorbets are the ultimate grownup treats, and crafty ice cream makers across the country are dreaming up enticing recipes that incorporate everything from bourbon to beer. The editors...

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15 Low-Alcohol Beers That Go Big on Taste

Posted July 3, 2010 | 10:39:02 (EST)


Sure Russian imperials and barleywines are delicious winter warmers, but come summer you want a beer that goes big on taste without the added alcohol punch. In time for the long holiday weekend, Imbibe Magazine has rounded up a list of cool summer session brews. From a summery...

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10 Reasons to Drink Canned Beer

Posted May 27, 2010 | 13:52:41 (EST)



Memorial Day weekend is around the corner and craft brewers with a can-do attitude are shrugging off the notion that canned beers are thin and uninspired by offering many of their best brews in eco-friendly and portable aluminum packaging. These modern cans are lined with a thin wall...

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The 25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century

Posted May 14, 2010 | 15:16:12 (EST)



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There's no question that how and what we drink has evolved significantly over the past century. Imbibe Magazine's May/June 2010 issue cover story features the 25 Most Influential Cocktails of the Past...

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