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Meet Your Maker

Time. It’s an elusive resource most of us can’t seem to catch enough of. And what’s even more elusive than time? Patience — a virtue seemingly lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. We move from one thing to the next in a heartbeat,…

Best of Columbia 2017

Photos by L.G. Patterson Drum roll please, the Best of Columbia food and drink winners are… Passionate Columbians have cast thousands of ballots… and now, those ballots have been tallied. Inside Columbia is pleased to present this year's…

Blood Orange Margarita

Warm weather is here and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a delicious margarita. Make this Cinco de Mayo a little more memorable by serving this margarita, which is as delicious as it is fun and festive in color! 2…

Hot Stuff

Ah, rum. That amber intoxicant historically prized by pirates. We tend to associate it with warm weather, exotic vacations and tropical drinks such as pina coladas. But rum can serve as the basis for some decidedly delicious cold weather…

Cocktail Accessorize!

On sultry summer days, an ice-cold beverage is the treat. Why not host an outdoor party featuring frosty libations and escape the heat with friends and family? Transform your backyard into a cocktail lounge with these essential bar supplies…

Sultry Sips

Inside Columbia magazine invited three CoMo barkeeps — Sycamore’s Andrew Ruth, Bleu’s Aaron Brown and Kait Andre of Coley’s American Bistro — to share their inspirations for quintessential summer libations. With summer’s abundance of fresh…

Good Spirits

Farm-to-table. Grain-to-glass. Whichever way you look at it, we’re all about the local, handcrafted food and beverage movements. We like to know where the things we eat and drink come from, who made or grew them, and what level of quality…

Oh Snap!

According to the Brewers Association, there were 49 craft breweries in Missouri in 2013, and 20 more in the planning stages. Of that number, five breweries are in Columbia. The newest addition to the local brewing scene, Logboat Brewing…

Rocheport Rum

Grapes aren’t the only things fermenting in Rocheport these days. Les Bourgeois Vineyards debuted its newest endeavor last month with the introduction of Rocheport Rum, now available at the winery and other shops and restaurants in…

Bombs Away

Bear with us as we take you through a quick history lesson on a different kind of cocktail. This year marks the 75th year of the Molotov cocktail. The decidedly undrinkable incendiary concoction was first deployed during the Winter War…

Warming Trend

In the summer, the hottest cocktails are piña coladas, daiquiris, margaritas and other fun frozen drinks. Wintertime, however, calls for warm beverages that are as tasty as they are toasty. These fired-up cocktails are getting a warm…

Bourbon Basics

Bourbon is an all-American whiskey — brought to you by the distillers of Bourbon County, Ky. It is so popular that in 1964, Congress declared bourbon America’s Native Spirit. The barrel-aged distilled spirit is primarily corn liquor; by…

Spice It Up

In earlier times (picture the pyramids in a state of construction), water was often dangerous to drink. In order to stay hydrated, workers preferred heated wine or beer. Over time, people began to spice up their warm beverages with…

Gin & Tonic Revival

In the 1700s, when malaria was a problem in India and other tropical regions, doctors discovered that quinine — a medicinal alkaloid used as an ingredient in tonic water — could help prevent the disease. The bitter taste of the cinchona…

Dress Up

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, I recently read in this magazine about the classic margarita; I love that drink. My husband and I would concur that it is a wonderful summertime libation. We have been experimenting with other tequila cocktails but…

As You Like It

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, Margaritas are my favorite summer drink to serve my friends and family in the backyard. Everyone seems to have an opinion on what makes the best margarita. What do you think? Ben in Columbia Dear Ben, The…

Cool CoMo Cocktails

Nothing mixes better with a hot summer day than a cool, refreshing cocktail. Inside Columbia asked some of Columbia’s most popular bartenders to concoct a deliciously sippable, summertime drink. Only one ingredient was mandatory — each…

Get A Grappa

Dear Readers, In this column, we explore all the fun things we can do with alcohol: infusion, mixing, adding flavorful syrups or vinegars … so many things. A lot of time, we talk about the history of some of spirits when you email me…

Hey, Ricky!

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, My favorite summertime drink is a nice Gin Rickey. Really, I just like gin and lots and lots of limes. I’ve been to your bar and noticed all the different bitters and often wondered if we could add something to the…

Drinking With The Devil

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, I’m looking for that perfect summer tequila drink. I’ve tried your mojitos made with tequila, and of course, I love a margarita when relaxing on my porch, but I’m ready for something new. So what do you have for me?…