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Kacie Wilks/Oquirrh: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Blood of a Unicorn, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Seabird features a shrub with plumcots, rhubarb and ginger.

Dominick Medel/BTG and Caffe Molise: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Each year, we ask a selection of Utah's best bartenders to use local spirits and local ingredients and hit us with their best shot (or shots). So last Sept. 12, bartenders bravely...

Nick Harward/Mortar and Pestle: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Fire and Earth, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Mortar and Pestle, is a beet and tarragon cocktail with barrel-aged gin. 

Eli Larson Hays/SLC Eatery: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Each year, we ask a selection of Utah's best bartenders to use local spirits and local ingredients and hit us with their best shot (or shots). So last Sept. 12, bartenders bravely...

Adam “Scoop” Kaessner/Water Witch: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

The star ingredient of Seething Song, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Water Witch, is gardenia syrup.

The One and Negr-only

Fall drinks don’t always have to be toddies and cider. Bartender Mckenzie Foster of Post Office Place shows us that gin pairs well with sweater weather. Using the basic Negroni as reference,...

The Pines: A Familiar New Face

There is something to be said about a bar that keeps things simple and classic, especially in a city where try-hard trendy spots and zoomer-friendly bars pop up daily. The latest joining...

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....
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