Hum’s the Word

A while back I purchased a bottle of hum after seeing it on a few blogs and was intrigued by it.  Not long after trying it I knew it was something that fit my cocktail style perfectly, and I even featured it on my From Crass to Craft Mixology Monday event.  For those of you…

Bar Tools & Booze Review: Arctic Chill Stainless Muddler

A couple of weeks ago the good folks at Arctic Chill sent me one of their new products, the stainless steel muddler to review on this humble blog.  As any cocktailian knows, the muddler is an indispensible tool to making cocktails.  And, as any mixology minded person would tell you, not all muddlers are created…

The Common Law Cocktail

For almost the past year I’ve been a contributing blogger on DrinkWire, a spirited cocktail community headed up by Liquor.com, and they have presented their members a unique opportunity to create a version of a classic cocktail that uses PAMA Pomegranate liqueur, one of their main sponsors.  Now, I’m not always a fan of entering contests…

The Thirsty Traveler

Probably the most satisfying part of any mixologists craft is the chance to use ingredients from all over the world.  Whether it be a spirit, liqueur, herb or sweetener, there are unique and wondrous flavors abound.  Our good friend Stewart Putney from the excellent Putney Farm blog has given us a great reminder of this. …

Smoked Jack Rabbit

The infamous Apple Jack Rabbit.  This is a classic example of how most of us today are often perplexed about so many early 20th century cocktails and their sickenly sweet profiles.  Sure, many mixologists today would agree that 19th and 20th century spirits were far different from those available today.  Many were rough and unrefined, so sugar was an easy and…