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.

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A Small But Mighty Snaquiri

Little libations that pack a big punch


Rum from the Rainforest

Yo, ho, ho, and a Belizean bottle of eco-friendly rum. Plus: a tropical, punchy cocktail recipe


A Chatbot Mixes a Southern Cocktail—With Surprising Results

Try the Capote Cooler, aka AI on the rocks, for yourself

Our Kind of Place

Fortress of Solitude in Louisiana

A quiet paddle away into a Louisiana marsh, Fort Proctor straddles time and space

Food & Drink

Potent Peach Tea

Add a Southern twist to your cocktail for a refresher with zing


A Sparkling Cocktail That’s Worth the Squeeze

An Asheville bar shares its bright idea for making the most of an orange


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