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Twelve New Drink Books for Late Summer 2018, Plus a Fall Book Preview

Books on vermouth, coffee cocktails, whiskey, batching, women's history, dessert cocktails, astrological mixology, two updated classics, two on bar management, and a book on tabletop distilling.  Read more →

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Once Always Almond, Orgeat Has Gone Nutty!

In my new story for SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about how orgeat, the French almond syrup famously in the Mai Tai, is now being made with a range of nuts, seeds, and other ingredients. The story cites examples from around the country and we come up with a new working definition for orgeat. Check it out! Read more →

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Black Cocktail Alternatives to Activated Charcoal

While one could add a medication-interaction warning about activated charcoal, like an allergen label on a drink menu, there are other ways to color a drink black that don’t require a scary-sounding note. SevenFifty Daily asked bartenders around the country for cocktail-darkening alternatives and learned that black sesame seeds, cuttlefish ink, and black food coloring are among the ingredients being used. Read more →

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