Central Arkansas Bartenders Beat Out Competition

Three Central Arkansas bartenders came out on top in Monday night’s section of the Great Arkansas ROX STAR Bartender Competition at Cache Restaurant and Lounge. Texas-based gin company ROXOR is hosting the competition. AY Magazine is sponsoring the ROX STAR Bartender Competition. 15 bartenders went head to head for the top three spots. The competition was…

ROX STAR Bartenders Advance to Final Round

Five Northwest Arkansas bartenders competed in their region’s section of the Great Arkansas ROX STAR Bartender Competition at Fayetteville’s Cannibal & Craft Monday night. Competitors included Jorge Prado of Maxine’s Tap Room, Shaun Traxler of Vault, Andrew Crittenden of Vault, Nilson Clark of Ben’s Apartment and Joshua Blackwell-Purdy of Local Flavor Café in Eureka Springs.…

ROXing the State of Arkansas

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by Jamison Mosley They say family history has a way of repeating itself. Fortunately for Herren Hickingbotham, his family has a history of good taste. The Arkansas native was in his early 20s when his father famously made the trip to a Neiman Marcus store in Dallas where he was finally…

Summer Cocktails

Photography by Jamison Mosley & David Yerby There’s practically no better way to cool down during the warm summer than with a cold, refreshing summer cocktail. And that’s why we’ve compiled some of the best around – shaken, not stirred. Whether you’re back-porch grilling or patio dining, one sip of these Arkansas summer cocktails will…

Cocktails at the Capital: Aviation

In a new series, bartender Loic Lautredou of One Eleven at the Capital Hotel will share recipes for some of his favorite cocktails. Join us for “Cocktails at the Capital.” These articles are presented in partnership with the Capital Hotel. 1/11 Aviation: A One Eleven at the Capital Recipe Ingredients 2 oz Roxor Gin 1/2 oz Luxardo…

Happy Hour: Hot Toddy

In his drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. In this post, Ben shares his recipe for a hot toddy. It’s finally cold in…

Recipe: Mason Jar Mojitos

As colder weather makes its way to Arkansas, welcome it with this quick and easy Mason Jar Mojito recipe. In just a few short minutes, craft a delicious and minty drink that’s perfect for tailgating – or simply sitting on the front porch watching the leaves fall. Ingredients 2 tablespoons of sugar 3 to 4…