V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018
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 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
courtesy of Sandia Casino
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
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
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
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!
V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
Patio and Happy Hour Guide
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.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
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.
Get Your Drink On
“These are *hic* really mmm derishoussss.”
Now that your fridge is overflowing with local booze, it’s time to mix up some holiday cocktail cheer.