Burgundy colored quilted leather barstools line a dark wooden bar counter, behind which is a wall full of alcohol bottles, dim yet warm backlighting, and a mounted deer head.


Seven Cozy Southern Speakeasies (and What to Order When You Go)

Modern bars nod to the history of Prohibition, which ended ninety years ago this winter

Women of Whiskey

Celebrate America’s native libation with the leading ladies of bourbon and Kentucky’s culinary scene.

Rise from the Ruins

Gather at Castle & Key Distillery for a tour of its grounds followed by an immersive dinner.

Food & Drink

Bars Share Bewitching Cocktails for Halloween

Mixologists play mad scientist with these spooky recipes


Reba McEntire’s Redhead ’Rita

The queen of country music’s margarita of choice is almost too pretty to drink


Dirty Dill Martini

Tangy pickle juice takes this classic cocktail to a mouth-puckering new level


A “Smokehouse” Bloody Mary Starring Bourbon

The mixologist at Nearest Green Distillery dares to get saucy

Food & Drink

The Ultimate Guide to Porch Pounders

Tons of ideas from chefs, Southerners, and a few Europeans for easy-sipping summer cocktails and wines


A Chatbot Mixes a Southern Cocktail—With Surprising Results

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

Food & Drink

How to Turn Your Vegetable Garden’s Bounty into Cocktails

Three mixologist-crafted recipes that transform summer produce into an especially fresh cocktail hour


Death & Co Makes Its Southern Debut—and Shares a Cocktail Recipe

Try the Afterglow, a sipper at the celebrated cocktail bar’s new D.C. outpost


A “Crushable” Summer Drink Starring Yuzu and Honeydew

Don’t forget the gin

Food & Drink

How to Prep a Fabulous Cocktail Party

Set the stage for a summer party with chef Cheetie Kumar’s egg-and-herb dish with tomato chutney, spiced meatballs, and refreshing watermelon-cucumber cooler

Food & Drink

How to Throw a Winning Tailgate

Southern Soul Barbeque fires up a game-day spread, sharing recipes for wings slathered in Cheerwine sauce, a standout smoked fish dip, and a zingy Bulldog smash


Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler

Cheetie Kumar adds a tangy rim of toasted spices to this refreshing summer cocktail


The Bulldog Smash

A sweet Caribean classic with a Georgia twist


The Porch Swing Cocktail

A lively blend of Southern-style sweet tea and a British Pimm’s Cup from an Oklahoma City mainstay


Pandan-anana Boulevardier

This riff on the classic cocktail combines East, West, and the South

Food & Drink

Potent Peach Tea

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


The Smokin’ Marg

A Fort Worth hotel mixes up a bold margarita perfect for summer