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Making Falernum

I was teaching a cocktail class in upstate NY last week and found myself without a source for Falernum. I had forgotten to bring it with me and there wasn’t … Continue reading

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Cocktail Tools You Need To Buy

Inevitably, as people start getting more and more into cocktails, the cocktail tools continue to get better and better. There are, at this point, a few tools that I can … Continue reading

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The Eight Worst Cocktails on the Internet.

This needs very little introduction. The problem with the internet is that anyone can write anything at any point in time and people might just believe it. Here are the … Continue reading

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How to Make a Cocktail: Ratios, Ingredients and Substitutions

Cocktails are all about ratios, ingredients and substitutions.  I know, it seems obvious, right? But let’s start with the basics and not over complicate things. People always want to start … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

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January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A New Fall Classic Cocktail

This time of year, when my front porch looks like this I know it is time to turn to fall cocktails. Aside from my usual favorites – The Lion’s Tail, … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment


New bitters, but a time tested manhattan recipe. 2 oz Rittenhouse Rye 1 oz Carpano Antica 1 dash Angostura Bitters 1 Dash Dram Hair of the Dog Bitters Stir. Strain. … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Brew Dog TV Show on Esquire!

I’m a little late to the game here, but I just got wind of a Brew Dog TV show premiering next week on Esquire TV (which is also a thing, … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Homemade Bitters!

I’m making a new batch of house bitters and you should too. Modeled after those everyday aromatics bitters you always come across, these are spice driven, rich and all around … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Blind Tasting Rye Whiskey

As you all may know, I have a lot of rye whiskies in my possession.  It has, over the last few years, become my spirit of choice. I was once … Continue reading

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August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cocktail List – Serpico

As I come across cocktail lists that I really like, I’ve decided to post them here for all of you fine people to read. Inspiration often comes from seeing what … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blackberry Lillet

This is two cocktails in a row with Rothman and Winter Apricot, for the record. But that’s ok. It’s summertime and I could drink that spirit by the gallon if … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Chive to Five Cocktail

Chive infused gin? Indeed. I’ll be honest, it took me a little while to figure out what to do with this infusion. It smells quite like onions, which is a … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

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