Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.


The cocktail revolution that has taken over the country has ignited in-the-know drinkers, and their curiosity for 1920s, Prohibition-era drinking habits. In addition to downtown LA’s flapper-themed Edison, legitimate speakeasies have been quietly opening their doors. In New York, the place to be is called Employees Only. Owners and bartenders Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric have just published Speakeasy, a stunning hardcover dedicated to teaching you about the latest innovations in cocktails. While classics like the martini and sazerac are addressed, it’s the new drinks from these masterminds that have me drooling. I like their idea of the Grand Fashioned—a classic old fashioned with Grand Marnier. Speakeasy is available now, in stores and online, from 10 Speed Press for $25. Tell everyone you know!

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