The annual list of 50 things to drink in SF has been increased to 75. We're going to need a bigger liver.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
The slideshow includes bars from Munich, Chicago, London, LA, Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Capetown, and Honolulu.
People are all excited about blue drinks these days, but I first wrote about their return in 2012. Since Details magazine went away and the story is no longer online, I rescued this story from the Internet Archives.
Would You Like the Chicken, the Turkey, or the Rabbit? Inside the Weird World of Meat-Distilled Mezcals
Decorative trash cans as ice buckets? Check. Bitters that hang from the ceiling rather than take up space on the bar shelf? Check.
The first page is background about the category, and the rest are some bars in the US that specialize in the spirit, and usually other brandies as well.
I decided to interview one of the owners, Ryan Fitzgerald, on what he feels they did right and wrong, and what changed from initial plans, when opening San Francisco bar ABV.
I wrote a piece for Liquor.com on armagnac - not so much on armagnac generally, but on how bartenders might quickly describe to customers armagnac and how it's different from cognac.