About John Mariani

John Mariani

John Mariani started his career writing for New York magazine in 1973. He now serves as a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News and has been called “the most influential food-wine critic in the popular press” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He’s also the author of The Dictionary of American Food & Drink, which has been hailed as the “American Larousse Gastronomique.@john.f.mariani

A foolproof daiquiri in a long-stemmed glass.

The Foolproof Daiquiri

That froufrou blender drink dolloped with whipped cream? Imposter. This is what you really want. Rum, lime juice, and just a touch of something sweet.