Elon Musk Could Become the Latest Celeb to Have a Signature Spirit

From Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka to George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila, it’s become a common trend for celebrities to invest their money in liquor companies in recent years. Now, Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk may be about make his mark on the spirits industry with a Tesla-branded tequila as well. The idea began as an April… Read more »

Celebrate National Bourbon Month With These Classic Cocktails

Do you love American whiskey? Then the month of September must be your favorite time of year! September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which gives us a great excuse to enjoy some of our favorite bourbon cocktails. It’s also a good opportunity to expand your horizons and try a few classic bourbon cocktails that you… Read more »

Whiskey Riot Festival Comes to Rochester This Weekend

-Looking for something to do this weekend? On Saturday, Sept. 15, you can check out the first Rochester Whiskey Riot Festival at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center! This event will feature more than 40 vendors offering 90 different varieties of whiskey for patrons to sample. In addition to well-known brands like Jack Daniel’s and Jameson,… Read more »

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Support Craft Beverage Makers

Over the course of the past several years, New York has established itself as one of the top producers of craft beverages in the nation. Now, Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed two bills that are designed to foster further growth in what is already a booming industry. If all goes according to plan, this new… Read more »

Southern Tier Releases Cocktails in Cans

If you attend a summer barbecue or picnic where alcoholic beverages are being served, chances are you’ll have a choice of either beer or wine. Cocktails, on the other hand, are often conspicuously absent due to the extra ingredients and materials that are needed to serve them. Recently, however, distilling companies have begun offering pre-mixed… Read more »

Tito’s and Allrecipes Partner to Make Mixology Chatbot

Need a hand making delicious cocktails at home? Tito’s Handmade Vodka and popular culinary site Allrecipes realize that not everyone is a master mixologist. That’s why they’ve teamed up to launch a mixology chatbot called Barkeep that promises to make at-home bartending easier than ever. Here’s how it works: When you connect with the Barkeep… Read more »

Black Button Distilling Will Grow Ingredients on Its Own Farm

Black Button Distilling in Rochester, N.Y. is widely regarded as one of the best craft distilleries in New York State. Since the company was founded in 2012, Black button has created a line of award-winning spirits, including gin, vodka and whiskey, and its founders take pride in being the first “grain to glass” distillery in… Read more »

Finger Lakes Wineries Embrace Canning Trend This Summer

We know that many of our readers enjoy relaxing with a cool glass of wine on warm summer evenings, but lugging a 750 ml glass bottle around isn’t always ideal for outdoor events and get-togethers with friends. Unfortunately, glass bottles are expressly prohibited in some places as well. This time of year, it can be… Read more »

Celebrate Summer With These Refreshing Cocktails

There’s nothing like kicking back with a cocktail on a warm summer evening. Now that summer is officially in full swing, we figured it’s time to share some new seasonal cocktail ideas with our readers. Check out a few of our favorites below! The Mexican Mule Ingredients: 2 oz. vodka, 0.5 oz. lime juice, 0.75… Read more »

California Distillery Makes Vodka From San Francisco’s Fog

When you think about the city of San Francisco, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many people, it’s the ethereal blanket of fog featured in many iconic photos of the Bay Area. San Francisco’s fog has become something of a trademark over the years, and one California distillery has finally found a… Read more »