I'm Emma.

Writing and editing from my home base in Chicago, I'm Imbibe Magazine's Digital Content Editor and author of Mezcal: The History, Craft and Cocktails of the World's Ultimate Artisanal Spirit (Voyageur Press).

Recent Work


Italian tradition meets forward-thinking technique in Milan.


To create ciders with complexity, American cidermakers are tapping into tradition.


Are field blends the key to Mezcal’s future?

I wrote a book! I’ve long been captivated by the beauty and depth found in mezcal, so I fully immersed myself in the history, production, and culture surrounding Mexico’s most diverse spirit to bring you this modern and practical guide. With stories from Oaxacan palenques and American mezcalerias, the book covers production details, modern history, a tasting guide and, yes, you guessed it—a collection of crazy good cocktail recipes. Order the book on AmazonBarnes & Noble or Indiebound, and find more goodies about the book itself here.
Emma Janzen is a journalist, editor and photographer specializing in all things drinks and design. Currently the digital content editor for Imbibe Magazine, her work has also appeared in PUNCHBon AppetitFood RepublicDwell and more. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two tuxedo cats.