Author: Darcy O'Neil

Writer, author of Fix the Pumps, chemist, beekeper and general do-er-of-things, Darcy can generally be found looking for new and interesting things to do, usually over a cocktail. Currently working on more soda fountain history.

Whisky

Wiser’s Deluxe Whisky

Wiser’s is the fifth most popular whisky brand in Canada. Wiser Deluxe is also available in most US states and select market around the...

Tequila

Patron Anejo Tequila

Tequila is a schizophrenic spirit. On one hand, it is some people’s worst nightmare, on the other hand it can be regarded as a super...

Cocktails

Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

The Mai Tai is a very misunderstood cocktail. Many people think this is a tropical fruit juice cocktail, but the reality is that this is a...

Soda

Italian Soda

Ask most people what an Italian Soda is and they’ll usually describe a combination of flavour syrup and carbonated, or seltzer, water. If...

Ingredient

Orgeat Syrup

Many classic drinks use orgeat syrup as a component of the drink. It is most famous for contributing to the original Mai Tai, but it can be...

Ingredient

Sour Mix Recipe for Cocktails

The idea of a sour mix is simply one of the efficiencies in a fast-paced work environment, such as a bar or a big party. By premixing...

Cocktails

Blue Lagoon Cocktail

One area where this site has a glaring weakness is the photography. Most of the pictures on this site come from stock photographs, provided...

Cocktails

French Martini

Almost every bartender has had a request for a French Martini. What strikes me odd about this cocktails is that there doesn’t seem to be...

bar, bartending

Bartender’s Resume

When you first decide you want to be a bartender, you usually pick up a book or two about cocktails and then maybe sign up for a bartending...

Cocktails

Classic Cuban Mojito

The Mojito (pronounced: moe-hee-toe) is a classic Cuban cocktail most closely tied to Cuba’s famous La Bodeguita del Medio bar. This...