Wayne Curtis

Wayne Curtis is the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails and has written frequently about cocktails, spirits, travel, and history for many publications, including the Atlantic, the New York Times, Imbibe, Punch, the Daily Beast, Sunset, the Wall Street Journal, and Garden & Gun. He lives in New Orleans.


Tiki’s Southern Drawl

A classic Caribbean liqueur blends with bourbon to bewitch the senses


The Return of a Legendary Rye

A fabled whiskey makes a fanfared return

Food & Drink

Gin and Apple Brandy Hit it Off

A warming apple spirit accents
a New Orleans darling

Food & Drink

DIY Hard Seltzer with Topo Chico

Transform the sparkling refresher into the cocktail of your dreams


A Whiskey-and-Jam Session

Fruit preserves star in a surprising Scotch cocktail

15th Anniversary

Bourbon’s Next Golden Age

Believe it or not, its best days are ahead

Food & Drink

Raising Your Glassware

A topflight collection of drinking vessels pays off by the sip


A Rum of One’s Own

An exceptional new Southern blend celebrates tastes of the Caribbean


Jungle Witch: Winter in the Tropics

A summery holiday is just a sip away


The Pitfalls and Pleasures of Peanut Butter Whiskey

Yes, we suggest you try it


A Smoky Bourbon Mash-Up

A South Carolina distillery teams up with Allan Benton’s iconic Tennessee smokehouse to create a spirit unlike any other


Watermelon Cocktails Three Ways

Delicious spins on the essential home bar ingredient of the season


Visiting New Orleans: G&G’s Guide to the Big Easy

Your guide to visiting the Big Easy


A Summer Irish Coffee

The welcome chill factor of the frozen cocktail


The Secret Ingredient in Your New Favorite Cocktail

A superb ginger syrup spices up the home cocktail


An At-Home Mardi Gras Cocktail

For a new lease on licorice, try this taste of Carnival in a glass


A Devilish Coffee Milk Punch

Sharp flavors enhance a Crescent City classic


A Modern Moscow Mule

Small-batch Southern vodkas step up to the palate


Behold, the Potlikker Martini

Tye Harrison of Asheville’s Benne on Eagle makes the most of a humble leftover

Forgotten Southern Recipes

The History of the Georgia Peach Julep

A surprising key ingredient returns the original mint julep to its roots