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.


Meet Jewelry Designer Jody Candrian

Southern baubles with a Southwestern twist


Island Eggnog: How to Make a Coquito Cocktail

Rum and coconut come together in a Puerto Rican holiday mainstay


A Late Summer Bourbon Cocktail

Grapefruit, Campari, and bourbon come together in the Third Man cocktail


An Easy-Sipping Madeira Cocktail

A light-buzz summer drink perfect for the front porch


Tropical Sensation

Can a serious cocktail come out of a blender? At Houston’s Anvil bar & Refuge, you bet


Swizzle Time

The Queen City stirs up a Caribbean classic


Cocktails by the Barrel

Set the punch bowl aside and serve up your very own cask-aged concoctions


Pineapple Mezcal Cocktail

Set the punch bowl aside and serve up your very own cask-aged cocktail

Made in the South Awards 2017

Congaree & Penn

Food runners-up Scott and Lindsay Meyer cold-press raw Georgia pecans into a healthful and delicious oil

Made in the South Awards 2017

The Naked Pig Meat Co.

Food runners-up Shawn and Jenny Hatley bring lard back to the standard Southern pantry

Made in the South Awards 2017

‘Chups Craft Condiments

Food runners-up Matt and Kori Wallace offer hand-crafted ketchups and mustard that go beyond burgers and fries

Made in the South Awards 2017

Jos. A. Magnus & Co.

Drink runner-up Jimmy Turner revives a family tradition in this Washington, D.C.-based bourbon

Made in the South Awards 2017

Urban Tree Cidery

This drink runner-up from Atlanta, Georgia offers a fresh approach to the popular craft beverage

Made in the South Awards 2017

Copper & Kings

Drink runner-up Joe Heron channels his love of music into a top-notch brandy

Made in the South Awards 2017

Cocktail & Sons

Drink category winners and New Orleans mixologists Max J. Messier and Lauren Myerscough revive a lost tiki syrup

Made in the South Awards 2017

Milton’s Local

Food category winner and Virginia farmer James Faison believes bacon makes everything better—even sausage


Southern Comfort Heads Home

The historic brand welcomes whiskey back to the bottle


Spiced Rum Grows Up

Southern distillers add depth to an oft-sophomoric spirit


A Night in the Ninth

Spiced rum gets the New Orleans cocktail treatment

The South's Best Food Towns

New Orleans, Louisiana: Weekend Dining Guide

Eating and drinking your way through the Crescent City