• Harlem Standard’s Winter Whiskey Cocktails

    When darkness comes early and the temperature drops, you need a hearty liquor to join you next to the fireplace. Nothing fits the bill better than whiskey. Whether your perfect pour involves whiskey, scotch, or bourbon, the bottom line is that winter calls for a drink that will warm you all the way to…

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  • Holiday Foods And Whiskey, A Perfect Match

    Things seem to be shutting down again as we are in the thick of the holiday season, which is a bummer. While we can’t enjoy the usual holiday parties, one thing remains true: Whiskey will always be around to warm our hearts and bellies. She’s winter’s ultimate mate, and she never disappoints, even during…

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  • Thanksgiving Cocktails

    “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” These words of Robert Brault ring true, especially at Thanksgiving time. Count your blessings this year, big and small. Among those blessings is a perfectly poured cocktail. But at a typical Thanksgiving feast where the giant…

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  • Insider’s Guide To Harlem

    Though tourists may visit, Harlem is for the Harlemites. But if you want to blend in and see some of the best spots in town, we’ve got you covered. Harlem is a kaleidoscope of the sights, sounds, and flavors of its history. If you don’t leave Harlem dripping with the mouth-watering flavors of soul…

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  • 4 Perfect Fall Whiskey Cocktails

    A good fall whiskey cocktail is the perfect remedy to the barrelling autumn winds we are beginning to feel. There truly is no better liquor to warm the body and spirits than whiskey. Gone are the refreshing spritzers, strawberry whiskey lemonades, or light beers of the summer. You need a substantial drink that will…

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  • Whiskey Words You Should Know

    Keeping up with the ever-changing whiskey world can be challenging, especially with more single malt distillers entering the game. However, understanding the language of whiskey will help you keep your head above the changing tide. In a business filled with mystery and rules, understanding the vocabulary is key to making sense of this special…

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  • Whiskey + Wine, An Unlikely Pair

    In 1956, Louis Armstrong joined Ella Fitzgerald in the studio. The unlikely pair created some of the greatest jazz duets to date, proving that harmony can exist in contrast. Another unique duo? Whiskey and wine. Though delicious, we aren’t marveling over a New York Sour.  We are talking about the mellow magic made when…

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  • A Look At Visual Artists During The Harlem Renaissance

    Photo Citation: Charles Henry Alston (1907–1977), Walking, 1958, oil on canvas, 48 x 64 in., © Charles Alston Estate Collection of National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sydney Smith Gordon, TR2007-4 In remembering The Harlem Renaissance, you likely envision the sweet jazz of Duke Ellington or imagistic poetry of Langston…

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  • Whiskey Fact vs. Fiction

    Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is never enough.” Whiskey has since grown in popularity, withstanding the test of time. However, there are still some misconceptions surrounding the ‘water of life.’ There are many rules that govern the creation of different whiskeys, which has led…

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  • How To Pair Cigars With Whiskey

    The amount of thought that goes into creating both the perfect cigar and the perfect whiskey is truly staggering. Interestingly, there is a master blender for each. The tobacco blenders work with tobacco leaves grown throughout the world, knowing that each different soil produces a distinct taste to blend together. Similarly, whiskey blenders work…

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