Liquor.com offers their resolutions for the new year -- some interesting advice you might want to consider. (The commentary is adapted from their piece. It's not mine. But I agree with it.)
- Have nightcaps and aperitifs
- At least once this year, try this classic style of imbibing.
- Visit a new bar
- Not that long ago, it took some work to find a good cocktail. Now, it seems that another dozen craft-cocktail bars open across the country every few days.
- Start grating
- We hope you’re already using fresh fruit juices in your tipples. But you should also be grating whole spices.
- Embrace technology
- Bars and distillers are experimenting with new technologies, like cocktails on tap. No doubt the trend will become more common; we suggest giving these high-tech concoctions a chance
- Read up
- Over the last decade, there’s been an outpouring of excellent historical books about cocktails and spirits that you should read. If you don’t already have them, some of our favorites are David Wondrich’s Imbibe! and Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, Wayne Curtis’ And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the World in Ten Cocktails and Daniel Okrent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
Good suggestions! Check out the whole piece for the commentary.