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Kara Newman


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kara:

Time to Sprinkle Campari Dust on Everything

An easy technique turns Campari and other liqueurs into flavorful powders that can be used on cocktail rims for Margaritas, Palomas and more. → Read More

Mastering the Rum Old-Fashioned

The Rum Old-Fashioned at New Orleans bar Cane & Table features a split base and a surprising addition of apricot liqueur for a tropical spin. → Read More

Rescuing the Purple Jesus

The Purple Jesus recipe from New York's Holywater has become the bar's best-selling drink. It's made with vodka, Kool-Aid, lime and beer. → Read More

The Spicy Marg Made Easy

The spicy Margarita recipe is made easy with a dash of green Tabasco. Here are the cocktail recipes to try with the hot sauce. → Read More

Make Your Simple Syrup Silky

In cocktail recipes for highballs, sours and more, simple syrup mixed with lactic acid powder adds body and richness. → Read More

Mastering the Mexican Firing Squad

The tequila drink, the Mexican Firing Squad, gets updated with mezcal and mole-infused grenadine in this perfected cocktail recipe. → Read More

Rescuing the Cape Codder

Reimagining the vodka cranberry (aka Cape Codder), Lauren Corriveau's cocktail recipe uses citrus vodka, cranberry shrub and saline solution. → Read More

Welcome Back, Jell-O Shot

Jell-O shot versions of the Negroni, Lychee Martini, Champagne and more are making a comeback thanks to growing nostalgia for party drinks. → Read More

Fernet and Strawberry Cocktails Are Taking Over Menus

Fernet and strawberry is the unlikely flavor pairing taking over cocktail menus. Here are four easy cocktails to try the trend at home. → Read More

Sangria is Making a Comeback, Plus 3 Easy Recipes

The sangria revival shows how complex the wine cocktail can be. Three easy sangria recipes offer new takes on the format. → Read More

Building the Best Golden Cadillac Cocktail Recipe

Updating the Golden Cadillac ice cream cocktail, a San Francisco bar reimagines the drink with herbal Strega and an amplified creamy texture. → Read More

The Modern Nightcap Has Evolved

The nightcap is aspiring to be more than strong and stirred, placing a premium on comfort in hot toddy riffs and low ABV options. → Read More

The Regal Stir Technique Adds Subtle Citrus Flavor to Cocktails

The technique of stirring a cocktail with a citrus peel and other aromatic ingredients adds body and flavor to any drink. → Read More

How the Mezcal Negroni Became a Menu Mainstay

Swapping mezcal for gin in the Negroni has become a popular twist on the aperitivo classic. Here are the best recipes to try. → Read More

The Best Liquor Stores in America for Mezcal, Bourbon and More

Where to buy mezcal? We've rounded up the country's best liquor stores in the country specializing in agave, amaro, whiskey and more. → Read More

Clarify Your Non-Alcoholic Cocktail for Better Texture

Even in the absence of alcohol, the milk punch technique adds body and complexity to any citrusy cocktail. → Read More

Clarified Milk Punch Has Lost Its Mind

The clarified milk punch formula has become a showcase for conceptual cocktails with high shock-value thanks to their crystal clear hue. → Read More

The Dirty Martini Recipe Has Gotten Dirtier

Where olive brine once reigned supreme, modifiers like dashi and braising liquid have turned the Dirty Martini into a template for savory experimentation. → Read More

Amaro, Meet the Moka Pot

The stovetop coffee maker is the shortcut to an extra-Italian digestivo. → Read More

The Making of Maison Premiere's Pimm's Cup

Now in its 37th iteration, the Brooklyn bar’s house recipe is still under construction. → Read More