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.

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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...

Cocktails

Irish Mermaid Cocktail

Creating a good cocktail is tough, making it popular is even tougher. There are currently thousands of very talented bartenders around the...

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Bitter Recipe List is Back

For those who don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I have finally recreated the bitters recipe database. It was originally...

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The Bourbon Box

In the glory days of drink writing (2007-2010) it wasn’t uncommon to receive a couple of deliveries from the “booze fairy”...

Travel

So Tales of the Cocktail Happened

Well, where does one start when Tales of the Cocktail (TotC) has become the most important, worldwide, event for bartenders? Well, this...

Soda

SF Jerk Off – Details

Everything has been finalized for the San Francisco Jerk Off, the first ever soda jerk competition. The competition is being held on...

Travel

Tales 2012

the drinks business July means Tales of the Cocktail. This is my sixth year at Tales and to say things have changed over the years would be...

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Announcing the “Jerk Off”

It is with great pleasure that I announce the first ever “Jerk Off” which will be held during San Francisco Cocktail Week...

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Why Prohibition Didn’t Work

It’s one of those often repeated debates that goes nowhere: Why didn’t prohibition work? Both sides of the debate ante up and hence...

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Bartending and Your Boobs

So there I was, making tongue-in-cheek statements on Twitter when I went and stuck my foot in my mouth, or so it seems. My offending...