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Mark Spivak - author of Iconic Spirits and Global Gourmet blogMARK SPIVAK

 

Mark Spivak has been the Food and Wine Editor of Palm Beach Illustrated, educating our readers on the finer points of wine and spirits as well as reviewing the top culinary spots of South Florida since 2001. Visiting wine regions, distilleries and culinary meccas around the globe, Mark’s voice, an authoritative pen of the epicurean scene, can also be read on his blog Global Gourmet, where he writes about his experiences and insights, exclusively on palmbeachillustrated.com.
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History - Mark Spivak   Mark is also the author of The Affordable Wine Guide to California and the Pacific Northwest (also available as an e-book), and his newest tome, Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History [Lyons Press], which hit bookstands November 2012.
  Iconic Spirits is a must read for any and all interested in the world of the high-proofed. The book chronicles twelve unique spirits and categories that helped forge the cocktail culture of today, telling the untold stories and the hidden tales of each, followed with cocktail recipes, many of which are classics and genre originators.

Articles

Cocktail Corner: Pomegranate Pisco Sour

Date: July 20, 2016
As you sit down to watch the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics, sip on the South American cocktail the Pisco Sour.

Blushing Beauty: The Rosé Wine Movement

Date: July 18, 2016
For the latest in fashionable wine, choose an elegant, upscale pink.

Tropical Tipples Around Town

Date: July 12, 2016
These area restaurants and their creative mixologists are stirring up a wave of delicious tiki drinks.

Cocktail Corner: Classic Mai Tai

Date: June 21, 2016
The Mai Tai has become one of the staples of Boca Raton's Farmer's Table's cocktail menu.

5 Places to Grab Lunch in Boca Raton

Date: June 21, 2016
These five South County spots serve adventurous and delicious midday meals.

4 Classic Cocktails with a Local Twist

Date: June 13, 2016
While cocktail culture has exploded, there's nothing quite like a classic. Here are some of our favorite local versions.

Light Summer Cocktails to Sip All Day

Date: June 10, 2016
Five cocktails to stir up as the mercury rises and the living's easy.
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