Historically, switchel (a concoction of apple cider vinegar, ginger and sugar) was beloved by farmers for its natural health and energy benefits; now the drink is seeing a resurgence as a health-conscious cocktail ingredient.
When Twelve Mile Limit owner T. Cole Newton opened his bar in New Orlean's Mid City, the neighborhood around him began to change radically. In this essay, he considers who stood to benefit and what this means for the community at large.
Vintage bar and glassware can bring another dimension to the cocktail experience — it offers a sense of history that can't be bought from modern day manufacturers. A few enthusiasts tell us how to build and maintain a collection.