As bartenders play with drink formats and serving vessels, and as meat juice becomes an increasingly acceptable thing to put into cocktails, a few drinks are starting to resemble soup around San Francisco.
15 new cocktails and drink books on everything from distilling to mead to drinks to accompany music and travel to favorite bars to rules for drinking.
In my latest post on SevenFifty Daily, I interviewed Shel Bourdon, director of bars for the Two Roads Hospitality group that runs Joie de Vivre and Thompson hotels, among others.
A new passport drink program at Berkeley's East Bay Spice Company with a chance to win a trip to Oaxaca.
Ten new drink books covering bourbon, aquavit, global booze and global bars, plus recipes for prosecco and Instagrammable cocktails.
In the digital magazine version of the new Drinks International, you can find my stories on trends in bars/cocktails in New York and San Francisco, including things like catering to Instagram, slushie-formatting everything, bars-within-bars, and absentee bartenders.