How to make a gin and tonic, if you have a lot of time and chemical equipment on your hands
Another day, another cocktail contest

Items of Interest

Gourmet has recipes for blue martini ice pops, strawberry margarita ice pops, and mango daiquiri ice pops.

Eric Felten traces the history of the Cape Cod cocktail, along with its derivatives the Sea Breeze and the Madras.

Colorado's Sunday alcohol sales ban law stopped this week. Congratulations!

A new book publisher,, has announced a ton of reprints of vintage cocktail books. I haven't seen the hard copies of the books yet, but the selection is marvelous.


Bartender's Manual by Harry Johnson (an authentic reproduction of the 1900edition) with a new introduction by Robert Hess.

Modern Bartender's Guide by O.H. Byron (an authentic reproduction of the
1884 edition) with an introduction by Brian Rea.

American and Other Iced Drinks by Charlie Paul (an authentic reproduction
of the 1902 edition) with a new introduction by Dale DeGroff.

The Mixicologist by C.F. Lawlor (an authentic reproduction of the 1884
edition) with a new introduction by Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh.

Barflies and Cocktail by Harry McElhone (an authentic reproduction of the
1927 edition) with a new introduction by David Wondrich.


The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury with new introductions by
Audrey Saunders and Robert Hess.

How to Mix Drinks; A Bon Vivant's Companion by Jerry Thomas (an authentic
reproduction of the 1862 edition) with a new introduction and appendix by
David Wondrich.

And introducing: The Essential Bartender's Guide by Robert Hess.

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Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.