I’ve never kept my love of Wisconsin’s drinking culture a closely-guarded secret. In this video I show you how to make my version of one of the most iconic Wisconsin cocktails, the Brandy Old Fashioned.
I’m not a huge beer cocktail guy, but there is one drink I’ll never say no to in the summer: the Shandy. I learned about this drink in France in the 80s, and it’s been in my repertoire at home ever since. The French call it “Bière Panaché” and I think that sums it up: | Read More
One of my favorite drinking and puking stories comes from my dad. This is the story of how I first became fascinated with cocktail culture of the 1970s and 80s, and how a classic Alexander Cocktail should be prepared.
The French 75 always seemed weird to me, mainly because of the glass you typically see it served in. A had an epiphany one day while browsing some old cocktail books and the rest, you might say, is history. Watch this to see what the French 75 really is, and why it’s so much better | Read More
I love Egg Nog. Like, I really love it. And it shows: our Egg Nog at Clyde Common is pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself. My preparation technique is a little unorthodox, but it does make the creamiest, smoothest Nog you’ve ever had. Give the technique, and our delicious tequila and sherry combination, | Read More
And I quote myself: “I make the best Amaretto Sour in the world”. Check out this fun video I made with Small Screen Network to see why it’s so damn good.
Buying spiced rum is cool, but you do know that you can make your own with the spice profile you prefer and none of the sugar, right? This simple technique for making spiced rum and incorporating it into a Dark and Stormy is one of my favorite little tricks.
I spent so many years on this site giving this poor woman a hard time that I thought I should just step up and make my own video about the Mint Julep. Because it’s not a Mojito made with bourbon: it’s an Old Fashioned made with mint. And I believe that when you look at | Read More
I gave this guy a hard time as well, but I don’t feel bad about it: he picks his nose during his own cocktail video, for fuck’s sake. And yeah, he goes on about how difficult it is to make a delicious Daiquiri the right way when in fact it’s one of the easiest things | Read More
Carbonating and bottling your own cocktails wasn’t always as prevalent as it is now. I learned this from some friends at Aviary in Chicago and once I felt confident enough to share it, I put it out there for everyone to use. It’s a fun little project and I still use it at home and | Read More
Since I’d been working with used Hudson whiskey barrels to age our cocktails at the bar, Tuthilltown Spirits graciously invited me out to collaborate on some barrel-aged cocktails with them in Upstate New York. Beautiful area and great great people, it was a really fun project to work on.
Back in January of 2011 I was invited to be a part of the Tequila Interchange Project. We spent a week experiencing distilleries, libraries, regulatory offices, and even the private homes of tequila producers in an effort to connect bartenders with the culture and heritage of traditionally produced tequila. So this is just a short | Read More