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A good bar serves a proper pint. But a great bar has soul. Here are two new pilgrimage-worthy bars where the walls, the bartenders and the drinks all tell a story. By Jen Murphy   Bread Bar Silver Plume, Colorado Owners Stephen Fenberg, Rob DuRay, Casey Berry and Sam Alviani approached Bread Bar with…(Read More)

  At the opening of Santa Fe’s opera season, it’s more about what you bring to eat than what you wear. Katherine Mast pulls up a folding chair and spends a night at the opera It’s a quick 7-mile drive from downtown Santa Fe to New Mexico’s opera house, but…(Read More)

It’s hard to deny the appeal of the prickly-pear margarita. But bartenders aren’t stopping there, using the cactus fruit for fun, colorful drinks well beyond the marg By Kara Newman Without doubt, the prickly pear is having a cocktail moment. The vibrantly pink-hued fruit is produced by the nopales cactus (which…(Read More)

At The Watershed in Bryan, Texas, Food & Beverage Director Garrett Kaneshiro makes prickly pear syrup in-house to flavor this refreshing, no-alcohol sparkler. It’s not hard to make, but it does require some patience to strain out the seeds and hair-like spines. Note: if you find the syrup (or finished drink…(Read More)

This classic negroni recipe is a combination of the three cocktail essentials: spirit, sweet and bitter Photo and recipe courtesy of Zephyr Gin Recipe: The Classic Negroni Ingredients: 1 oz. Zephyr Gin .75 oz. Sweet Vermouth .75 oz. Campari Liqueur .75 oz. Aperol Instructions: Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and…(Read More)

Learn why this earthy Southwestern spirit is gaining the attention of bartenders and tequila lovers alike By Kara Newman Love peppery tequila? Or the smoky richness of mezcal? Well, there’s a new spirit in town that should be the next bottle on your must-sip list: earthy sotol. What exactly is sotol? The distilled…(Read More)

Distilleries in New Mexico are capturing the flavor of the Southwest by making desert-aged, mesquite-smoked whiskeys worthy of Billy the Kid By Kara Newman At KGB Spirits in Alcalde, New Mexico, barrels full of whiskey are deliberately left outside overnight, the better to interact with extreme temperature swings — intense heat during the day…(Read More)

This slightly spicy margarita from the Bell Tower Bar at Santa Fe’s La Fonda on the Plaza is perfect for summer afternoons Bell Ringer Margarita 1 1/4 ounces Tanteo Jalapena Tequila 1/2 ounce Cointreau Splash of jalapeno juice Lemon/lime juice mixture Fresh slice of jalapeno and lime for garnish…(Read More)