How Cool

Eskimo Bros.'s Clean Ice Makes Cocktails Taste Better

A Sarasota company is helping bartenders improve an often-overlooked ingredient: ice.

09/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What's the craic?

New Irish Pub Serves Up Comfort Food and Community

Irish 31, "the people's pub," brings Sarasota the luck of the Irish.

08/22/2019 With Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Yo Ho Ho

Lakewood Ranch Distillery Opens Its Doors

Avast ye! The pirate-themed Loaded Cannon Distillery promises to entertain, educate and inebriate.

08/21/2019 With Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Summertime sadness

How to Survive a Breakup, Sarasota Style

You might get through the five stages of post-breakup blues quicker if you follow our suggestions.

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Mix it up

Four Cocktails That Will Boost Your Summer Pool Party

Four local bartenders picked their summertime favorites, and we took notes.

07/24/2019 By Hanna Powers

Blender bender

Five Great Piña Coladas

A well-made piña colada still remains a favorite poolside summer drink.

07/10/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Dive in

Six Fun Sarasota Dive Bars

Tired of the same ol' happy hour? These local dive bars are worth a shot.

06/18/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Bubble bus

The Wandering Whale Offers a Boutique Bar Experience on Wheels

Jill Martini is on the move this summer.

06/10/2019 By Hanna Powers

Slice capades

New Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Opens Friday

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria is situated in a beautifully rehabbed law office on the eastern edge of downtown Sarasota.

05/15/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pop's Star

Waterfront Restaurant Adds Huge New Tiki Bar

The new bar at Pop's Sunset Grill in Nokomis bumps right up against the Intracoastal Waterway.

04/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Green Hour

Absinthe, a Previously Forbidden Drink, is Popping Up on Suncoast Cocktail Menus

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

04/02/2019 By Mana Gale

The politics of pours

Black Bourbon Society Founder Participating in Whiskey Obsession Festival

Samara Rivers wants more diversity in the whiskey world, and she's bringing her message to Sarasota.

03/25/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Worth the drive

Sebring Festival Lets You Explore the Sweet World of Craft Soda

Sample colas, ginger ales, root beers and cream sodas, with flavors like caramel apple, prickly pear, espresso, peach cobbler, candied bacon and more.

03/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cheers!

Today's Hot Party Drink: The Aperol Spritz

This drink has taken over cocktail menus in recent years.

01/25/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Making Spirits Bright

Pangea Serves Up Christmas Cocktails at 'Miracle' Holiday Pop-Up

Christmas Carol Barrel, anyone?

12/17/2018 By Megan McDonald

Spirits

Whiskey Festival Returns Next April

The 'largest world whiskey festival' in the United States will include specialty dinners and brunches, panels, an outdoor street party and more.

11/19/2018 By Staff

Drink

Sarasota Festival Discussed in National Article on Whiskey Tourism

Sarasota's annual Whiskey Obsession festival recently earned a mention in a Forbes feature on the growing industry of whiskey tourism.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Mezcal Mania

Forget Tequila—Mezcal is Tacos' New Best Friend

Mezcal has a smokiness that comes from roasting the agave leaves in pits and a minerality that comes from the soil in which the plant grows.

03/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Libations

Jack Dusty Debuts New Cocktail Menu

The 22 new drinks are inspired by the restaurant's fictional namesake and his journey on the high seas.

03/21/2018 By Megan McDonald

Recipe

Three Delicious Mezcal Cocktails

Whip up one of these sippers the next time you're contemplating a cocktail.

03/12/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker