Clair McLafferty, AdWeek

Clair McLafferty


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Clair:

5 Ways You Can Help Your Favorite Bartenders Right Now

They've been there for you. Now be there for them. → Read More

What’s the Right Way to Make a Jack Rose?

In the cocktail world, a memorable name and an intriguing backstory make a drink stand out. The Jack Rose, a simple cocktail with a somewhat straightforward name, has both. → Read More

What’s the Right Way to Make a Caipirinha?

Prep for the Olympics with the perfect Brazilian cocktail. → Read More

The History of Rum In 4 Drinks

Your favorite summer cocktails have stories to tell. → Read More

How Aging Affects Whiskey, Beer, and Wine

Father Time comes for us all—even booze. → Read More

Make a Mint Julep Using Henry Clay's Original Recipe

"Only bruise the leaves gently and then remove them from the goblet." → Read More

What's the Right Way to Make a Mojito?

Its fresh ingredients are what make it special (and the bane of a few bartenders). → Read More

What’s the Right Way to Make a Ramos Gin Fizz?

This drink takes time—but it's worth it. → Read More

6 Weird Alcohol Laws From Around the Country

Warm booze in Oklahoma? Bars must sell milk in Indiana? → Read More

What’s The Best Way To Make A White Russian?

The Dude abides, and so does his drink. → Read More

When You Needed a Prescription for Alcohol

Prohibition may have banned booze, but there was one way you could legally imbibe back then. → Read More

10 Apps for Smarter Drinking

Curious winos, beer lovers, and cocktail aficionados, rejoice! → Read More

How to Stock Your Bar for 4 Different Scenarios—for Under $150

Mix and match a handful of affordable labels and you'll be prepared for spontaneous entertaining and quiet nights in alike. → Read More

6 Foolproof Ways to Make Cheap Booze Taste Better

Settling on a cheap bottle of booze doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on taste. → Read More

9 Classic Cocktails to Know (and Order) to Sound Like an Adult

There comes a time in every drinker’s life when combinations of booze and soda no longer cut it. To help you through this time—and to help you make a good first impression on, say, a date or during a business dinner—we’ve put together a list of cocktails that sound fancy, but are probably only a step outside your comfort zone. 1. OLD FASHIONED These days, pretty much every bar has a signature… → Read More

4 Things You Should Know About Gin

Will that gin & tonic cure malaria? → Read More

What's the Right Way to Make a Ward 8?

Technically, there's no right way to make this Boston beverage, but we have some suggestions. → Read More

What's Up With Smoky Cocktails?

What makes them taste like that—and why do we like it? → Read More

How About a Ramos Gin Fizz at 35,000 Feet?

You’re on a plane cruising at 35,000 feet. You sidle up to the cocktail lounge bar and order a Campari and soda. The bartender scoops ice into a Collins glass, pours the Campari, tops it with soda and a garnishes it with twist of orange peel. She hands you the glass on an embossed cocktail napkin, and you settle into a plush, orange lounge chair. As we’re all well aware, these golden days are… → Read More

7 Holiday Cocktails From Around the World

Why not eschew eggnog this year in favor of something with a more international twist? → Read More