Stir's artisanal ice craft cocktails
July/August 2019

Chill Out

Jul 7, 2019 Lauren Kruchten 0
STIR in North Hills features artisanal ice. In the middle of a blazing hot North Carolina summer, ice is indispensable. And while most of us are content to buy it by the bagful, STIR, a restaurant, oyster […]
February 2019

Build a Bar at Home

Feb 4, 2019 Raleigh Magazine 0
Starting your own home bar can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be; make it fun by using a bar cart and think of stocking your home bar as a marathon rather than a […]
November 2018

Sophisticated Sipping

Nov 7, 2018 Lauren Kruchten 0
A brilliant general manager operates behind the scenes of Raleigh’s St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar, but one of his most becoming talents is perhaps his cocktail artistry. Sean Umstead recently competed in Copper & […]
Keith Isaacs
April 2018

Mixing It Up

Apr 1, 2018 Gina Stephens 0
With Red Bull choosing to launch its new organics line in Raleigh they called in the masters of mixology, the Cocktail Bandits to create a few tasty recipes. Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the […]
March 2018

One Tequila, Two Tequila

Mar 26, 2018 Gina Stephens 0
Kevin Barrett, a mixologist and the owner of downtown’s Dram & Draught, is headed to New Orleans after winning the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild’s “Make it Exotico” cocktail competition last month. Barrett’s Samba in the Rain (see recipe below) was the favorite […]
September 2017

Beer with a Twist

Sep 22, 2017 Alexandra Drosu 0
Ever had a hard time choosing between a beer and a cocktail? You don’t always have to. Beer cocktails are become more popular as the diversity of brewed beers continues to grow. “Today, so many […]