The Negroni That Wasn’t

Imbibe Magazine has dubbed this week in May as National Negroni Week and I couldn’t be any more excited about this. The Negroni is one of my favorite classics that is also a wonderful blueprint to which so many of us build upon. For those whom may be unfamiliar with this classic Italian libation, history…

Smashingly Good Cocktail

It’s been a while since my last post, and as you can see I’ve jumped ship at Blogger and have finally splurged on an official URL and opted for a more minimal, contemporary theme.  In addition to the new look, it’s also a new month which means putting on the thinking cap for this month’s Mixology Monday…

Extreme Make Over! Part 1: The Cosmo

This is the first part in an ongoing series of uninspiring cocktails that have fallen into obscurity and/or have gained a reputation for boring, outdated, unrefined, relics, passe, amateurish, and whatever else you can describe them as.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  Can anyone say “Appletini”?  When is the last time you had a…

Equal Yet Different….

After a long hiatus Mixology Monday is back in action and with Cocktail Virgin Slut blogger, Fred Yarm, now heading the reigns, we are sure to start seeing some great challenges and spirited libations spring forth.  This month’s entry delves into the realm of “equal parts” cocktails.  With some great revivals like the Corpse Reviver #2…

TIME in a Bottle

Funny thing happened the other day;  my bartender, Michael, walked into the office and had the latest issue of TIME magazine with him.  He sets in in front of me and tells me to read the featured Food article.  I curiously open up to pg 56 and read the heading “Puched Up.  Mixing Victorian-era cocktails…