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One day science says drinking will make you live forever. The next day science says it will kill you tomorrow. Good Booze, Bad Booze is an Alcademics category where I put all these stories together. Read more →

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Here's something you already know: Sparkling wine + Floral liqueur = fun drink. I hadn't realized until I started writing my latest Fine Cooking blog entry just how many new floral liqueurs have hit the market. In recent years several new floral liqueurs have been brought to market, including St. Germain (elderflower), Esprit de June (grape vine flowers), Rothman and Winter Crème de Violette (violet), Crème Yvette (violet and berries), Fruit Lab Theia (jasmine), J. Witty Spirits Organic Chamomile, and Loft Liqueurs Organic Lavender. So, here is the rest of the story. Read more →

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

I recently received a review copy of Champagne Cocktails by Jared Brown & Anistatia Miller. The book was first published in 1999 and they've just released a 2010 edition. The book's description is: Fancy the classic Champagne Cocktail that Esquire magazine called one of the "Ten Best Cocktails of 1934"? Lean toward something more daring like the creamy, frothy Soyer au Champagne crafted by 1840s celebrity chef Alexis Benoit Soyer? Looking for a modern elderflower-scented sparkler like the Waterloo Sunset or a Negroni Sbagliato? Or are you simply an unrepentant sipper of the bubbly in any way shape or form?... Read more →

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

Sleeves! Sleeves! Sleeves! Everything in sleeves! Moet-Hennessy found the hot new look of the season by putting sleeves on all their products. Perhaps they were inspired by the champagnes they put in sleeves a few seasons ago, like this attractive ice jacket for Veuve-Clicquot. Sassy! Then they did the same thing with flasks of Hennessy V.S. just this year. So fresh! SO funky! Thinking ahead for fall, they knew it would get chilly, and said, "SLEEVES FOR EVERYONE. EVERYONE GETS A SLEEVE!" So they did one for Chopin vodka. It's the puffy jacket for potato vodka. FABULOUS. Read more →

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

Starting this July, Rickhouse in San Francisco will offer a summer drink menu, because apparently the fifty cocktails on the regular menu are all seasonally inappropriate. (I kid!) The regular menu isn't online, so those of you reading from out of town an get a glimpse of how it looks with its tiki bar-reminiscent descriptors (and low prices). Note: Root beer and absinthe! Again! Rickhouse Summer Cocktail Menu Ginger’s Trois $8 It’s as light and effervescent as the twinkle of a clouds silver lining. Snappy and sparkling, this bubbly cocktail provides every minty answer you desire, and all without the... Read more →

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

Glossy Booze is a regular Alcademics round-up of booze stories in magazines. Details (November) has a story on underappreciated red wines. Imbibe (Nov/Dec) has recipes for homemade eggnog, drinks with figs, and party drink recipes, a comparison of witbiers, a story on Greg Boehm of CocktailKingdom.com, one on barleywine, another on bargain sparkling wine, fancy hot chocolate, and a travel piece on drinking in Hawaii. Malt Advocate (Fall 2009) has stories on Japanese Whisky, Australian whisky, water in whisky, GlenDronach, and drinking in Bardstown, KY. Men's Journal (November) has stories on California blended wines and good Canadian Whisky. Food &... Read more →

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