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If you've ever set foot in a bar in Brooklyn, you've probably seen the sign behind the bar. Usually handwritten, it will read "PICKLEBACK" in scrawled Sharpie. Emboldened by your vow to try new things , you order a round, and are pleasantly surprised at what you get. A shot of whiskey and a shot of cloudy pickle brine, to be consumed in rapid succession. "Surely, this won't work," you tell yourself, but down...
With summer winking and waving in the rearview and crisp fall ahead on the horizon, it might seem crazy to even entertain the thought of a drink as summery and delicious as the Yacht Party, but hear us out: it's going to be pretty nice this weekend. Nothing goes better with weird, warm weather than this frankly delicious drink. Watch as Ian Hardy of Huckleberry whips up a Yacht Party in this video, shot...
Some nights are meant for bars with hushed interiors, where the music plays at a level that you can still speak over. Other nights are meant for a little more control. Enter the jukebox, a bar's worst enemy or best friend, depending on who's pulling the strings. Commandeering a jukebox at a bar takes a certain skill. You have to be able to read the room and to have enough confidence to know that...
Walking into a new cocktail bar in your neighborhood is often one of the more confusing experiences you can have. The lighting is dim, the music is eerie and strange, and the menu is a long, thoughtful list of words, strung together in an improbable sequence. "Would I drink a Handsome Alvarado or is that some new band I don't know about that I should?" you wonder to yourself as you scan the menu...

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