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First Look: Cocktails at Telegraph in Chicago

Telegraph, the handsome, Europhilic wine bar that looks out on Chicago's Logan Square, turns one this month. And for the first year of its existence, the beverage program at Telegraph was largely focused on grape juice hailing from the Old World. In other words, no cocktails. But on the eve of the big anniversary, that all changed. Here's a first look at Telegraph's new cocktails, along with the recipes for those of you playing along at home. More

Bring Back the Aperitif: 5 Refreshing Cocktail Recipes from The Modern in NYC

It's time to officially bring back the aperitif. I'm not talking happy-hour margaritas here, but light, appetite-whetting refreshments to sip (ideally outside) at dusk. Something a little bitter and not too boozy—the perfect aperitif doesn't even really need to include a strong spirit, just some aromatized wine or amaro, sometimes a dash of soda or tonic, just the thing to ease into evening (and accompany a plate of appetizers.) Here are 5 delicious recipes for aperitif cocktails to make at home. More

The Modern's Kina Cocktail

The classic Kina Cocktail called for Kina Lillet, which no longer exists. Instead of the sweeter and less-bitter modern Lillet Blanc, this modern version calls for Cocchi Americano, which has Chinchona bark for bitterness. A dash of dry sherry complements that bitterness and adds nutty richness and a golden hue. More

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