Year: 2017

When Bad Drinks Go Good

Written by: Robert Simonson in The New York Times

Just as the cocktail renaissance has brought renewed fame to classics like the martini, the manhattan and the Negroni, it has heaped fresh infamy on a rogues’ gallery of less classy concoctions, most of which emerged during the final decades of the last century.

How to Make a Cocktail Video

Let’s face it, most cocktail videos are all the same. The host stands behind a counter and drones on about ingredients and quantities. It’s not a lot of fun. So I thought I’d do my best to try to (sorry, there’s no other way to say this) … shake things up a bit. Cheers. Enjoy.

Orange Blossom/Flower Water and the Ramos Gin Fizz

How come nobody ever talks about orange blossom water? It’s like, “Hey, welcome to the internet. Here’s a thousand articles about a bunch of bitters that you’ll never use, and no information on orange blossom water.” Okay, sure. There’s really only one classic cocktail that calls for orange blossom water, the Ramos Gin Fizz. But | Read More

My Reddit AMA

Happy New Year! I hope the holidays treated everyone well, especially you professional bartenders out there. I think the only folks who have it harder than we do during December are our friends in the retail business, so now that we’ve moved on to January, let’s all raise a glass. Hey, there are a lot | Read More