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Sip on Summer With This Raspberry Mojito

Mint overruns summer gardens, fresh raspberries fill Utah’s fruit stands and juicy limes pile high at local markets. Give you any ideas? If you see the makings of a smashing summer drink,...

Fork It Over: Watermelon Granita

It’s the summer’s coolest dessert. Or snack. Or intermezzo. Or anything, really. And you can make granita in just three easy steps. Cool and crunchy, the easy-to-make granita is a semi-frozen summer...

Tools of the Trade: Home Bar Essentials

It’s not like we’ve been popping down to our local pub for a quick one of late. And, while we miss the charms of a regular crowd and the bartender who knows...

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with 24 Margaritas Variations (Good. Bad. And Ugly.)

People like to play with their food. So the classic ’rita has been subject to experiment, especially to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Although purists wouldn’t call these margaritas, the basic drink invites...

Box Up the Bar with Local Cocktail Kits

While we want nothing more than for our local bar scene to flourish, we understand the new normal means opting to have a drink in the comfort of your home. You can...

11 SLC Bar and Restaurant Patios You Might Miss (And Shouldn’t)

One of the first things I do when spring takes a firm hold on the weather is stroll into my favorite neighborhood bar, stake out a sunny spot on the patio and...

A Hard Day’s Night

Since 1991, Historic 25th Street in Ogden has housed one of the country's coolest little nightclubs. The City Club offers the unique experience of grabbing a cocktail with friends while surrounded by...

Love is a Battlefield: Here’s to the Power of Bubbles

Good sparkling wine is called for at any celebration and serving a glass of bubbly makes a celebration out of any occasion, especially Valentine’s Day. But we’ve all become accustomed to champagne...

Local Holiday Beer Round Up

Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants: an ice-cold holiday themed beer. (Don't worry, Santa is very responsible and always has an elf DD....

Easy (mostly) tricks to make your home bar a star

Garnish. Appearance is the drinker's first impression, so garnishes are imperative. Edible leaves, flowers, whole spices. Mist. Aroma comes next. As a drinker lifts the glass to sip, she catches a whiff of...

Cocktail Contest Winners 2020 Announced

Yes, we have winners for the 2020 Cocktail Contest! Salt Lake City has bellied up to the bars, masked, safely distanced, disinfected and with palates fully engaged, to sip, think and determine...

Boozy Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are for eating, drinking and being merry- but mostly for drinking. So we put together our top local spots to get holiday spirits. Here's our boozy gift guide for all...

Sherry isn’t making a comeback

Sherry once ruled the table. Now it’s the Nowhere Man of the wine world. On a recent dinner at Current (see p. 100) my server Bobbi Koppel suggested I try a glass...

Salt Lake Mag’s Cocktail Contest Starts November 1

It's time once again for Salt Lake mag's annual Cocktail Contest. Eight of the city's best bartenders have created special celebratory cocktails in honor of the season. Your job: Taste and vote....

The Bartenders Box: Drinks Delivered to Your Door

Craft cocktails had become a signature drink in Utah—we all knew what orgeat was, expected fresh-squeezed juice, learned to love obscure and local liquors. Even a two-ingredient classic—like gin and tonic—required artisanal...

New Hard Drinks: Pakkā Offers Tastes of Summer

Epic Brewing's new Pakkā line released a hard coconut water (yes you read that right, hard coconut water) and it's exactly what we need for these upwards of 100 degree days. Honestly, I...
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