Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

Best of the North of Boston 2015 – DRINKS

Every August, Northshore magazine unveils the “Best of” across a variety of categories. I’ve been lucky to sit on the editorial board the past few years overseeing the “Drink” section. … Continue reading

August 17, 2015

Spring Fling

Originally published in the Late Spring 2015 issue of Boston Common Magazine. To celebrate the arrival of patio season, Boston’s hottest bartenders share the latest trends in spring cocktails. Naomi … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

Act One: The Bar

Originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Boston Common Magazine. The art of the cocktail is about so much more than mixing and garnishing drinks. It’s also about swagger. … Continue reading

March 7, 2015

The Big Apple

Originally published in the Fall 2014 issue of Boston Common Magazine. View full article or read below full text:There are few things more American than the apple, a fruit made famous … Continue reading

January 12, 2015

Cheers to Cognac

Originally published in the Holiday 2013 issue of Boston Common magazine. I adore Cognac. Too often overlooked as a stodgy brown spirit mostly consumed after dinner, Cognac is enjoying a resurgence in … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fire Brands

Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Boston Common magazine. I love bourbon. Even more so, I love the stories behind the brands. Having worked with many distillers over … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Collector’s Edition – Rare Sips

Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Boston Common magazine. Usually hidden away or perched high above the bar, these rare spirits and wines are sip-worthy splurges. A round … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Molecular Mixology

Published in the Fall 2013 issue of Boston Common Magazine. Click here for the full print article. This scientific approach to cocktailing is being used by a few Boston bartenders with … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top Taps

From Belgian imports to artisan brews, beer gets bigger at New England’s best gastropubs and ale houses. Read full article: Top Taps published in Boston Common Magazine Summer 2013

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

From Garden to Glass

Bar chefs mix it up with farm fresh finds… Read the full article here: From Garden to Glass published in Boston Common Magazine, Summer 2013

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment
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