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Recipe: Mason Jar Mojitos

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As colder weather makes its way to Arkansas, welcome it with this quick and easy Mason Jar Mojito recipe. In just a few short minutes, craft a delicious and minty drink that’s perfect for tailgating – or simply sitting on the front porch watching the leaves fall. Ingredients 2 tablespoons of sugar 3 to 4 large mint leaves 2 limes 2 ounces of r[...]

Happy Hour: Whisky Sour

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In a new drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. In this post, Ben shares his favorite way to make a whisky sour. The origin of the whisky sour is classic story of threes. The thr[...]

Recipe: Berry White Wine Spritzer from P. Allen Smith

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In the last days of summer, all we want to drink is this spritzer from P. Allen Smith. Berry White Wine Spritzer This refreshing spritzer is made with white wine and mixed berries of your choice. Ingredients 1/4 cup mixed berries 4 mint leaves, torn juice of 1/2 lime 1 tablespoon stevia (optional) 4 ounces white wine 4 ounces club sod[...]

Back to School: Your Guide to Fayetteville's Nightlife

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Bartender and consultant Shaun Traxler of Sideways Bar in Fayetteville shares his expertise and tips with AY readers. Keep up with him on Instagram. For bartenders in Fayetteville, it's the most wonderful time of the year. And, no, I'm not talking about the holidays – although it may as well be for us patron-deprived barmen and -women. Students are rolli[...]

Happy Hour: A Margarita with a Southern Top

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In a new drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. Up first is a classic margarita that can be updated with a unique twist. Blending the Borderlines: A Margarita with a Southern Top [...]

Zin Wine Bar Opens Second Location

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Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar’s second location opened this month. Zin West is situated in the Market Place Shopping Center at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. The original location is at 300 River Market Avenue. Business hours are the same at both locations: Sunday 5-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 4[...]

Bark Bar Set to Open in August

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Attention all dog, food and cocktail lovers, downtown Little Rock is getting ready to unleash its newest addition: Bark Bar. Dog owners can enjoy Arkansas’ first off-leash indoor and outdoor dog park and restaurant. Bark Bar owner and operator Cara Fowler said the park is so unique because it does not operate like any other dog park. “We give people a [...]

Not All Vodkas Are Created Equal

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Rock Town Distillery puts Little Rock on the vodka map with its top-of-the-line offerings. even years ago when Phil Brandon started distilling vodka at his downtown Little Rock warehouse, he knew he wanted to make his vodka special. Not only has Rock Town Vodka become his number one seller, but it has evolved and the company now makes grapefruit, basil an[...]

Summer Cocktails

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"Something cold, something frozen … with alcohol” is what my esteemed editor said when I inquired about June’s Create theme. So I interviewed ex-bartender Spencer Jansen and wine guy Matt Zorn to find out what the pros advise for cooling down in the summer. The key piece of information that I gleaned is to remember that alcohol does not freeze and that addin[...]