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Cocktails

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Brunch Cocktail Alternatives: Robust and Tree House Go Beyond the Bloody Mary

    The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. The Drunken Vegan loves a good bloo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Resurrecting the Daiquiri: The Cocktail of Summer 2014

    All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you. When some drinkers think of the daiquiri, they imagine a red or blue slush excreted b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The Best Easter Brunches in St. Louis: 2014

    Easter Sunday is like the mack daddy of all brunches. We we were kids, it was all about the Easter egg hunt. Now it's waffles, bacon and lots of mimosas. It's also a time for many to get together with family, and brunch is an after-church tradition. There are lots of choices for your holiday brunch, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Seven Great Summer Cocktails Available at St. Louis Bars, Restaurants

    There's a certain kind of understated pleasure that can come from cracking open a twelve-pack in your own back yard as the Cardinals game buzzes in the background. But as we dive headlong into summer, lots of local restaurants and bars are celebrating the warmer temps with carefully curated cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Nine Prohibition-Era Cocktails in Honor of The Great Gatsby (And Because We Like to Drink)

    "There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars...In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Maryland House's Gin Rickey: Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    As evidenced by the multitude of cocktails consumed throughout the course of Baz Luhrmann's new spectacle, The Great Gatsby, Prohibition didn't exactly halt the consumption of alcoholic beverages. In fact, the alcohol ban inspired drinkers to get creative. One such creative drinker was Col. Joseph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    8 Great St. Louis Brunch Spots For Mother's Day This Weekend

    Of all the greeting-card company holidays manufactured over the years, Mother's Day remains one we're perennially endeared toward...cause let's face it, moms deserves their own holiday. Make Mom's day with a meal at any of these eight St. Louis restaurants, which offer outstanding brunch selections ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Milagro Modern Mexican's Craig Bielke: Featured Bartender of the Week

    The agave has been juiced, the limes have been purchased and the tequila has been stocked. Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-4300) is ready to make hundreds of margaritas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Milagro isn't hosting a garish Cinco party, but as the winner of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Sanctuaria's Mint Julep: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Chipotle Adds Patrón Margaritas to Menus Today [RECIPE]

    Gut Check's inbox runneth over with press releases: local restaurant news, bizarre and enticing fast-food and junk-food, area food events...just to name a few. Last week we received a press release announcing a chain restaurant would be introducing a new Patrón margarita to St. Louis locations. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Salt's Tim Rabior: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Tim Rabior of Salt. Below is a Q&A with Rabior, followed by the recipe for a "Green Goddess." Tim Rabior has blond highlights and sunglasses that never lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Taste's Kyle Mathis: Winner of Iron Fork's Mixology Competition and Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Kyle Mathis of Taste. Below is a Q&A with Mathis, followed by the recipe for Another Hop Pun. We know, we know. We just interviewed a bartender from Taste (4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Mixologist Matt Seiter Serves Drinks From Sanctuaria Cocktail Book Tonight at Taste

    Mohawked mixologist and Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) bar manager Matt Seiter will be mixing drinks from his recently released book Sanctuaria: The Dive Bar of Cocktails: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time at Taste tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Seiter has alr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Ritz-Carlton's Monica Schepis Couldn't Stand Her "Big Girl" Job -- Bartending Is Her True Calling

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Monica Schepis of the the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton. Below is a Q&A with Schepis, followed by her own recipe for a Gooey Butter Cake Martini. The Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    A Roundup of the Best Bloody Marys in St. Louis

    People keep telling Gut Check that bloody marys are to be consumed during the morning and early afternoon hours only. They are not an evening drink. Well Gut Check says whatevs. We drink bloody marys any and all times of day or night. And in our quest to provide you, our dear readers, with the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Livery Company Debuts its Inaugural Cocktail Menu

    In July, Livery Company (3211 Cherokee Street) opened in the Cherokee Arts District, combining the charms of a dimly lit dive with a speakeasy-style vibe. The casual atmosphere accompanies a similarly paced development - the bar rolled out its first seasonal cocktail menu this fall.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Jellinator: A Test of the Ultimate Jell-O Shot Maker

    So. You need to make some Jell-O shots. A lot of Jell-O shots. First, you'll need to boil some water, add about a cup of vodka, and a packet of Jell-O mix. Cut to a black-and-white film reel of a woman spilling piping hot, alcohol-infused Jell-O juice from the pot everywhere! What a disaster! Is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Trying and Failing to Conquer the Beer Margarita at El Maguey

    There isn't much Gut Check is willing to thank the Jersey Shore for popularizing, but hey, we do love crazy, bizarre, unholy food and drink combinations. Not-so-recently (like two years ago), Jersey Shore cast-members were photographed drinking frozen margaritas with upturned Corona bottles garnishi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #4: Milagro's Spicy Chocolate Martini

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #14: Blood & Sand's Blitzentrapper

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #15: Katie's Pizzeria's Blood Orange Martini

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Vodka: Mixologists Just Say Nyet

    Whip cream vodka? No thanks, says Taste's Ted Kilgore.​There's a war going on among modern mixologists -- a war over a spirit. Vodka has recently been outed as the unwanted stepson in many restaurants and bars that specialize in house and hand-crafted cocktails. After all, even the priciest vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    DeMun Oyster Bar's TJ Vytlacil: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Katie Moulton profiles DeMun Oyster Bar's TJ Vytlacil. Below is a Q&A with Vytlacil followed by the recipe for the award-winning Love Burns. Katie MoultonTJ Vytlacil pours an award-winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar's Gabe Kveton: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Katie Moulton profiles Water Street Cafe & Cocktail Bar's co-owner Gabe Kveton. Below is a Q&A with Kveton, followed by the recipe for the Rye Half-Flip. Katie Moulton​This is Gab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    The Lou's Best and Booziest Compete for a Spot in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

    Kristen KlempertChad George of Demun Broadway Oyster bar gives his drinks a good shake during the signature ingredient round. ​Sunday April 17, St. Louis' best bartenders competed at Taste's new home in the Central West End in the St. Louis' Top Mixology Competition sponsored by DonQ Rum. Mixo ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Taste By Niche's Ted Kilgore: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Taste by Niche bartender Ted Kilgore. Below is a Q&A with Kilgore, followed by a video of him mixing an El Maestro No. 1 cocktail. Alissa Nelson​The "10,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Bon Appétit Names Taste by Niche One of the Top 10 Best New Cocktail Bars

    Stew SmithTaste by Niche mixologist Ted Kilgore​Bon Appétit has named Taste by Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) one of the "Top 10 Best New Cocktail Bars" in its August issue. The blurb mentions mixologist Ted Kilgore's "Grey Fizz," a combination of gin, vermouth infused with Earl Grey te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    List of Hot Cocktail Trends Is a Good Excuse to Post This Video

    So Bombay Sapphire has surveyed "1,000 bartenders from 40 states" (according to the press release it sent out) to determine the top ten "hottest trends in mixology."The list includes both the expected (variations on classic cocktails) and, well, the unexpected -- such as hot trend #4. What is hot tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Innovations in Sneaking: The Solid-State Cocktail

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons While I'm constantly amazed at the number of movie theaters in St. Louis that offer beer, wine and decent coffee, there still aren't many places you can enjoy a good cocktail during the show. What's a sneak to do?1. Pre-mix the cocktail and bring it in a bottle ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2008
  • Dining

    January 24, 2007

    The Gold Standard Cosmopolitan

    Mandarin, 44 Maryland Plaza, 314-367-4447.

  • Dining

    August 30, 2006

    Monarch Martini

    Monarch, 7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-7175.

  • Dining

    November 16, 2005

    Ting Tang

    Duff's, 392 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-361-0522

  • Dining

    September 21, 2005

    Red Lantern

    Mélange, 512 North Euclid Avenue, 314-361-8883

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Booze

    Chill out at these St. Louis watering holes

  • Dining

    April 27, 2005

    Singapore Sling

    Savor, 4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-531-0220

  • Dining

    March 9, 2005

    Ouzo Martini

    Momos, 630 North and South Boulevard, University City; 314-863-3511

  • Dining

    December 29, 2004

    Drinks of the Year

    Mirasol, 6144 Delmar Boulevard, 314-721-6909; Arthur Clay's, 7266 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314-645-0300; Meshuggah, 6269 Delmar Boulevard, University City, 314-726-5662

  • Dining

    October 6, 2004

    Lemongrass Mojito

    Mirasol, 6144 Delmar Boulevard, 314-721-6909

  • Music

    September 29, 2004

    Best Martini

    Pin-Up Bowl

  • Music

    September 29, 2004

    Best Margarita

    Pueblo Solis

  • Dining

    August 18, 2004

    Mojito Limón

    Tavern 43, 7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, 314-725-4334

  • Dining

    January 22, 2003

    Golden Margarita

    Maya Café, 2726 Sutton Avenue, 314-781-4774

  • Dining

    October 16, 2002

    The Caipirinha

    Yemanja Brasil, 2900 Missouri (at Pestalozzi), 314-771-7457

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Martini

    Nik's Wine Bar & Hookah Lounge

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Martinis

    Tangerine

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Martini

    Kirk's American Bistro & Bar

  • Dining

    October 25, 2000

    Side Dish

    How to make an apple martini that's fit for dessert

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Peach Daiquiri

    Kinder's Restaurant

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