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My First Bartending Shift

First Bartending ShiftEvery once-in-a-while I like to reflect back upon certain bartending moments in my life, and one that always comes to mind is my first bartending shift ever. I, like many others, started bartending by doing… [Continue]

Red Red Kroovy

A fan of Anthony Burgess, Stanley Kubrick or possibly Rob Zombie may understand the name of this cocktail, but for the unenlightened the phrase "red red kroovy" comes from the book/movie “A Clockwork Orange”. It is used by the main character, Alex, to describe blood in the fictional nadsat language. The phrase was subsequently used in the chorus of Rob Zombie’s song “Never… [Continue]

Cocktail Hall of Shame

Cocktail-hall-of-shameWhen you write a blog, you try to keep things interesting by writing about a bunch of different subjects. Most of the time I write about cocktails and drinks I like, or what’s popular. That can get old. So I decided that I should occasionally write about things… [Continue]

A Story About Whisky

whiskey ice The subject of whisky is one of those topics that can go on forever. There are magazines and websites dedicated to just one particular whisky region, there are zealots who defend their brand with the same heart one would defend a country. Then there are… [Continue]

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" every month. Who's the booze fairy you ask? That would be whomever was responsible for dropping free spirits off at my door, usually the Fedex guy. Considering most mail is bills, advertising junk, cease and desist letters and demands to appear in court, getting free… [Continue]

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