Last year I drank Sazerac’s, this year it seemed Vieux Carré’s were my drink of choice. New Orleans has such an interesting history, especially as the birth place of the cocktail. But, finding a good cocktail in New Orleans can be a task. Forget Bourbon Street, except for a rare few establishments. Some other places in the French Quarter offer
No discussion on cocktails is complete without discussing the Singapore Sling. The history of the Singapore Sling was thoroughly documented by Mr. Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh in the Journal of Mixology (a book in which I also contributed an article). However, this post is going to deal with flavour and why the Singapore Sling is a great example of a
While I’ve been exploring the world of Tiki, a few of the drinks I’ve made have incorporated dairy products. Some of the cocktails called for milk, others called for cream, and they all called for some form of citrus juice. The combination of dairy (water, oil emulsions) and acids from citrus fruit can be problematic. Most bartenders know about the
My career path has been interesting to say the least. In retrospect it seems to have worked out okay and here’s an example of how my chemistry experience has melded with the world of drinks. Chemistry World is a science magazine that catalogues the latest discoveries in science by the top scientists from around the world. As serious as that
As bartenders and mixologists toil away behind their bars, they occasionally create inspiring cocktails that they want to share with the masses. After creation, the first thing that needs to be done is to provide the mixture with an etymological designation (i.e. give it a name). If the drink is truly unique, then picking a name is a trivial matter.
Gin is not a spirit that I’ve worked with a lot. Sure, I’ve had a gin martini and a number of gin slings and fizzes, but when I looked at my spirit inventory I only have one bottle of gin!* And I call myself a “mixologist”, well actually I don’t like that name, I think bartender works just fine, but