Noble Experiment

Entrepreneur. Cocktail and spirit champion. Old world wine provocateur.


I’m taking a stab at resurrecting the pre-prohibition days when cocktails were king, trying to end the use of bad mixers and to encourage a better drink here and there. I also spend some of my time on beer, which will become the focus from time to time. But my real interest is cocktails. The craftsmanship, quality ingredients and boundary pushing in the cocktail industry over the last five plus years has been inspiring and I’ll be channeling that interest into this blog.

I’ll try to provide you with some interesting and useful content that you can use and learn from. You can expect posts with cocktail recipes, classic drink notes, the rare review, lots of rants on things that I think are ridiculous, notes from cocktail studies and more. If you don’t like anything, let me know. Leave a comment or email me at thenobleexperiment (at)

A little bit about me:

I’ve lived and breathed restaurants since I was 14 years old. Starting as a dishwasher and working my way through the ranks of the kitchen until I decided to step out into the front of house. It stuck and I went from server to bartender to manager and beyond. I’ve worked in New York, New England, Washington DC, Annapolis and Philadelphia, cooking food, mixing drinks and listening to customers complain (and be happy).

I believe that people can and should use higher quality ingredients in everything they do related to food and drink. That doesn’t mean organic, it means fresh, seasonal, and not from a bag. This applies to cocktails too and has a huge impact on the final product. The days of frozen, preservative laden mixers and adjuncts is gone. Good beverages don’t have to be difficult.

Want to get in touch? Contact me at thenobleexperiment (at)

7 comments on “About

  1. Travel Israel
    October 17, 2012

    Such a great web site! Great. Thank you! Kim

  2. Anonymous
    June 10, 2011

    Hey There,

    My name is Brian Becker, I am the owner of BBbarfly Bottle Openers, Just came across your company/website through Twitter.

    Just wanted to say hi. If you need anything in terms of customized, kick
    ass bottle openers, I’m your guy.

    I am also attaching a link to our latest product promotional video as well as latest Trick Tutorial.

    Promotional Video:

    Promotional Video #2:

    Trick Tutorial:

    Thanks and it was nice meeting you through the network.

    Brian Becker

    • AnnapolisDrinks Dave
      June 11, 2011

      Thanks for reaching out. I’ll check out the site and let you know if we need anything!

  3. Amanda Schultz
    January 31, 2011

    Hope this e-mail finds you well! Here at LaForce + Stevens we have been enjoying following your blog on bartending and are interested in receiving contact information so that we can collaborate with you in the future and invite you to events. We look forward to hearing back from you.


    Amanda Schultz

    • AnnapolisDrinks
      March 1, 2011

      Hi Amanda,

      Feel free to contact me at your convenience at dlmccabe1 (@) yahoo . com

  4. AnnapolisDrinks
    September 5, 2010

    Thanks for sharing the link! Looks like a great blog and you have me hooked!

  5. Katherine
    September 1, 2010


    My sister and I love your website! We have recently started a Cocktail and Fashion Blog:

    We would love it if you would check it out and give us any advice you have.


    Katherine & Flannery

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