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This week's New Booze is a random selection of flavored ingredients, from barrel-aged bitters to vanilla-flavored bourbon to coffee flavored sambuca. Read more →

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

These are seven newish drink books that have arrived at Alcademics HQ for your consideration. Most of the below descriptions come from the book blurbs and are not reviews, as I'm about 30 books behind on my reading list. Nicholas Faith's Guide to Cognac by Nicholas Faith (Not sure why this book is so expensive on Amazon; it's only 132 pages. The Kindle version appears to be free.) Nicholas Faith’s Guide to Cognac is a directory supplement to Nicholas’s best-selling book Cognac: The story of the world’s greatest brandy. Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes... Read more →

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

Known for its bitters and rum-making heritage, the House of Angostura (www.angosturarum.com) - with the only rum distillery in Trinidad today - marks its 190th anniversary with the U.S. arrival of Amaro di Angostura. Read more →

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

If you hadn't heard, your host Camper English is the Contributing Drinks Editor at Saveur Magazine now. Hooray! The current January issue is the annual Saveur 100: "Our favorite places, tools, ingredients, cookbooks, recipes, restaurants, and more." I have two small bits in the magazine. The first is on Amari (plural of Amaro) and cocktails to use them in. Read the story with tasting notes here and the cocktail recipes are in slideshow format here. For the cocktail recipes, I sourced them from: Max Grecco of Vasco in Sydney, Australia Renato “Tato” Giovannoni of Florerèa Atlántico in Buenos Aires Jackson... Read more →

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

The Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco, a real soda bar with shakes and sodas made of things like candy cap mushrooms, sassafras root beer, and chicory coffee, has been granted a beer and wine license. This Friday August 24th they'll debut the new menu with some boozy drinks. Below is the menu. The drinks will be in the $9-$14 dollar range. Menu consultant Russell Davis says with the big pour of bitters in the Angostura Phosphate, he's hoping they'll become the top Angostura account in the city. “REMEDIES” For those 21 and over - these fountain sodas contain alcohol... Read more →

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