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About Art of Drink

Art of Drink was spontaneously created in October 2005 as a way to document information on all things drink related. Darcy O'Neil had been bartending for a few years by this time and was unsatisfied with the drinks he was making and serving. This led him on a path of discovery, but having come from a scientific background, he felt he should document these things. 

Having fiddled… [Continue]

Darcy O’Neil

Darcy S. O'Neil was born in Sarnia, Ontario and spent many of those years living near the beach. A cold Canadian beach, but a beach none-the-less. After high school, the decision of a career choice was whittled down to chemistry or the culinary arts. Chemistry was the winner. At the time it seemed logical that laboratory skills were more transferable to the kitchen than cooking skills to the… [Continue]

Cocktail Blogging is Dead

There, I said it. Actually it was pointed out to me by SeanMike on Twitter that I have been saying this since 2010 at the first Portland Cocktail week. Before I said it, Rick Dobbs prophesied it back in 2008. Let's say the writing was on the wall and today the coroner is just about to sign the death certificate.… [Continue]

The Seven Year Itch

Ever hear of the seven year itch? It's a term that suggests happiness in a relationship declines around year seven of a marriage. I think that term applies to more things than relationships, like jobs and writing.  Many writers pen articles on multiple topics and I've decided to do the… [Continue]

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