Cocktails

Top 10 Cocktails

top ten cocktailsBeing in the industry I get requests for many drinks, but rarely are they unique requests. Most of the time it is for a list of classic drinks that doesn't seem to change. Why is this the case? Well of course I have an opinion and you maybe surprised why a list of old and tired… [Continue]

Introduction to Molecular Mixology

molecular mixologyLately cocktails have been in a renaissance. There has also been an increased interest in making them a culinary equal. Molecular mixology is one of those trends that is being mirrored from the kitchen because molecular gastronomy… [Continue]

Cocktail Menu / List - Aperitifs

AperitifIn the quest for a… [Continue]

Barrel Aged Cocktails

What happens when you age a cocktail? Does aging help or hinder the flavour and what is happening chemically to the liquor mixture inside the barrel? Do you really need a barrel to make them? These are the questions everyone wants to know about aged cocktails, and really, this is a unique and little understood process so let’s do a little research and discover what is happening.

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Sodatender or Barjerk

With Tales of the Cocktail 2011 a mere 90 days away (or less) it’s time to start getting your flight booked, hotel reserved and sessions picked. This year I am a co-presenter on two session, one of them being “Sodatender or Barjerk” with the esteemed David Wondrich. With my book on soda fountains (Fix the Pumps)… [Continue]

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