GUIDE: National

Set the Bar High

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    Be Mixed

    Searching for all-natural, sugar-free alternatives to the vodka sodas of their past, Cristina Ros Blankfein and Jennifer Ross decided they’d be better off making their own. And these ladies have taken the hitches out of happy hour without spoiling the fun. READ REVIEW

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    Brooklyn Brew Shop

    Want to wow ’em at your Super Bowl party? Time Out New York says: “Unlike Internet-bought sets that come with unsightly faux-plastic beer barrels (not to mention corn-syrup sweetener), Brew Shop’s classy glass gets the job done without ruining your aesthetic." READ REVIEW

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    Clif Family Winery

    Good, well balanced wines at reasonable prices (especially for California), all backed up with a commitment to sustainable farming and the people who make it all happen. READ REVIEW

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    Cocktail Crate

    Unlike more traditional off-the-shelf mixers, each of Cocktail Crates creations is made with ingredients sourced from other small, independent, and family-owned businesses—now that’s committed. READ REVIEW

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    Cocktail Town

    San Francisco's known from chic bars and louche lounges, so it’s no wonder the city was the inspiration for this one-stop online shop for the home bartender in all of us. READ REVIEW

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    Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon

    If it’s wrong to add booze into jams—or jam into your booze—then the artisan foods producers at Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon don’t want to be right. READ REVIEW

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    El Guapo Bitters

    With a few deft measures of the signature syrups, cordials, and, yes, bitters from El Guapo, your drinks will be as dashing and irresistible as the name implies. READ REVIEW

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    Elyse Winery

    Robert Parker says “This excellent winery continues to carve out a well-deserved reputation for its interesting red wine portfolio.” READ REVIEW

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    Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

    For those of you who like to keep your bartending game on the level of the pros, it’s suddenly a whole lot easier, with the help of crafted mixers from the fine Southerners behind Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. READ REVIEW

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    Norm's Farms

    Norm’s Farms grows the North American native elderflowers that go into their Elderflower Syrup and Elderflower Ginger Syrup—near-magical ingredients that can be used to make delicious cocktails, homemade sodas, and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as wedding cakes. READ REVIEW


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