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Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide

The online version of Jerry Thomas’ bartender guide is being updated and will be online soon. Thanks for your patience. Darcy...

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Alcohol Percentages of Cocktails

How much alcohol does a cocktail have in it? It's not to hard to figure out if you can do a simple calculation....

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Raw Milk

Since this is a site dedicated to all things drink related, and milk is a delicious drink, I should probably tackle the debate over raw...

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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...

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Tempus Fugit’s Cease & Desist (Abbott’s)

The inevitable has happened. Tempus Fugit Spirits has sent me a cease and desist letter asking me to stop using the Abbott’s Bitters name...

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The Hangover

Tis the time of year for hangovers. This also means it is time for my annual message about the myth of caffeine and hangovers. If you drink...

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Old Bitter Labels

Bitters are big business in the cocktail world and historically a cocktail wasn’t a cocktail without bitters, so it only makes sense. We...

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Cognac Oil

The world of alcohol is fraught with risks and great bartenders know how to manage them. One method is to insert a low or non-alcoholic...

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French Press Coffee

When it comes to drinks, a good cup of coffee is probably at the top of the list for many people, mine included. Like cocktails, there are...

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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...