booze


V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
Jessica O’Brien’s drink inspired by the first rain
Jessica O’Brien

Try This at Home

After the Rain

Jessica O’Brien’s monsoon season cocktail

After the Rain came from the Jayo’s Cocktail Pop-Up on May 21, when we got our first monsoon of the season.
V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018

Drinking with the Pros

David Hernández Vega of Limpia Cocktails

The bartender making mezcal cocktails at pop-ups around town

We speak with David Hernández Vega about his cocktail project, Limpia.
V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018

Book Review

Beyond Ink and Whiskey

Leslie Jamison's newest work is full of feeling and analysis that leads the way to truth

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

The heart of Leslie Jamison's The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath is the grip of alcohol, its reputation as the literary choice of romantic self-destruction. It's not so much the substance itself so much as “the surplus of mystical properties” that people assign to it.
V.27 No.12 | 3/22/2018
Monique Carr
Alejandro Arballo

Food Interview

Monique Carr Makes Shrubs

Spellbound Syrups is popularizing the fruity, probiotic drink

A shrub is any drink made from a vinegar-based syrup, but the word can refer to the syrup itself, too. Most of the shrubs you’ll find here in Albuquerque are made by one person: Monique Carr, the woman behind Spellbound Syrups.
V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
The Bien Shur cocktail bar
courtesy of Sandia Casino

Bar Review

A Sandia Staycation

Bien Shur serves drinks that complement the views

A good place to celebrate special occasions is Sandia Resort and Casino, and on the top floor is Bien Shur, with its sweeping views of the Sandias, a roaring fireplace in the dining room and bartenders who roll up their sleeves to mix your drink.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018

Drinking with the Pros

Sake 101 with izanami

Learning the basics of Japanese rice wine

Sake is an alcoholic beverage made from milled rice, where the starches are broken down into simple sugars and fermented in the same tank, in parallel.
V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017

Try This at Home

Making Mead (Honey Wine)

An easy recipe from Jonathan Ortiz of Southwest Grape and Grain

Mead, arguably the first alcoholic beverage that humans created, is surprisingly easy to make if you’re patient.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
Santa Fe Spirits

Gift Guide

Spirits of Giving

Boozy Gift Guide

If you’re looking to pass along a little taste of New Mexico this holiday season, particularly to out-of-town friends and relatives, local booze is an increasingly good way to go. After all, what’s more New Mexico than green chile vodka, blue corn bourbon or piñon rum?
V.26 No.39 | 9/28/2017

Cocktail Culture

Still Spirits Pours Cocktails and Small-Batch Booze

New bar and distillery in ABQ serves excellent drinks in a low-key setting

For years, Zac Hulme and Peter Arathoon have been distilling together as a hobby. In April, they turned their hobby into a business when they opened the cocktail bar and distillery Still Spirits.
V.25 No.48 | 12/1/2016
Jesus with keys
Valerie S.

Feature

WWJD?

He wouldn’t drink and drive, that’s for sure.

Even as you enjoy this holiday season and our fabulous Boozy Gift Guide, never, never drink and drive!

Gift Guide

Of Gifts, Giggle Water and the Good Stuff

A boozy gift guide

Just in time for the holidays, here’s Weekly Alibi’s Boozy Gift Guide!
V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
El Burro
R. Chavez

Patio and Happy Hour Guide

Summer Sippin’

Refreshing cocktails on airy patios

Ahhh, the dog days of summer: the scorching heat, the mosquitos, the constant sweat. The only plus sides of the season are the special cocktails, open air patios and perfectly cool nights. Burque plays host to an abundance of locales for sitting and sipping. So, if you’re not already in the know, here are a handful of notable libations to drink en plein air.

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V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Oaxacan Old Fashioned
Ian McKay

The Cocktailian

Oaxacan Old Fashioned

Bebidas nuevas-antiguas at Mezcal Tequileria

Mezcal is a new agave spirit focused open-air venue. They feature over 80 tequilas, mezcals and sotols, cocktails based on these and a food truck parked out front that serves tacos and tapas.
V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016

Literature

Poetic Saturdays

Barstool Haiku

Clever poetry swimming in your glass.