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.


Southern Whiskey, Scottish Brogue

In the Virginia foothills, Old World and New unite in a bottle of single malt


Discover Cuba’s Other Rum Cocktail: El Presidente

Get to know an overlooked classic drink


A Shot of Redemption

Jägermeister returns, newly respectable


Liquid Smoke Cocktail

Barbecue meets its perfect match in this blend of mezcal and amaro


This Tennessee Rye Is a Smash Hit

A distillery known for moonshine makes a rye that really rocks


How to Make a Whiskey Smash

This cross between a mint julep and a whiskey sour just might be your new favorite cocktail

Arts & Culture

The Colorful, Far-Out Vision of James Michalopoulos

The most recognizable painter in New Orleans is on a mission: to make sure the City doesn’t forget the artists who keep it funky


A Better Bitter: Exploring Amaro

This traditional Italian liqueur takes a turn South


Have a Drink with G&G

The doors are open at the Garden & Gun Club—our new Atlanta bar and restaurant


Cocktails From Cuba with Love

New bars inspired by the cantinero tradition


Five New Bars For 2019

Add these brand new (or soon-to-open) spots to your must-visit list


The South’s Best New Bars

For a taste of the South’s cocktail revolution, pull up a stool at one of these recently opened establishments


How to Make an Oleo-Saccharum

The ultimate pro move for mixing the perfect punch


Classic West Indian Punch

Think of this history-steeped blend of sweetened tea and rum as a template— and then tweak it


Knockout Punch Recipes

From simple colonial-era rum-and-citrus concoctions to effervescent blends of champagne and brandy, nothing gets a party started—or keeps it going—quite like a big bowl of punch


Quoit Club Punch

This blend of brandy, rum, and Madeira really packs a wallop


Champagne Punch

Bubbly enlivens a refreshing post-prohibition mix


Satsuma Punch

One bowl, three centuries of New Orleans tradition

Made in the South Awards

2018 Overall Winner: High Wire Distilling Co.

Drink Category Runners-Up: A rye whiskey from Kentucky, Blackberry Farm’s Imperial Stout, and Castle Hill Cider

Made in the South Awards: Food

Winner: White Oak Pastures Ibérico Pancetta

Runners-Up: sweet-cured jalapeños from Jed’s Finest, a magnolia vinegar from Lindera Farms, and Blackberry Patsh’s satsuma syrup