Over at ShakeStir.com I write about new liquor products hitting the market. October was a busy month for me, so I didn't post as many as I usually do and I've already got more than a dozen lined up for November. But anyway, here are new product releases for October. Zingum Mezcal Anejo Rhum Clement 6 and 10 Year Old Grande Reserve Tres Vieux Jack Daniel's Unaged Rye Imbue Petal & Thorn Vermouth Stoli Chocolat Kokonut
Andrew Bohrer from Seattle has a book out called The Best Shots You've Never Tried: 100+ Intoxicating Oddities Youll Actually Want to Put Down. It includes many classics reconfigured into shot form, farmer's market shots, and some bizarre ones called "Shots of Last Resort" made from things like sweet & sour sauce packets and Italian salad dressing. It got me thinking that rather than trying to do cocktail pairing dinners, someone should do a pairing meal with the drinks in shot form as palate cleansers between courses, as many people complain that cocktails contain too much alcohol to go with...
Here's a video from Chicago's molecular mixology bar The Aviary with cool slow-motion shots of ice. And here is an index of all of the ice experiments on Alcademics.