In my latest feature for Departures.com, I wrote about 8 great Chicago bars in which to get a cocktail.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
New York Times writer Robert Simonson has written a book on the cocktail renaissance coming out his summer. But first, an app of the modern classic cocktails along with their creators and place of creation.
The San Francisco temporary bar TSK/TSK, which will sometime this year be reincarnated as Horsefeather, featured several alcoholic slushies on its menu. Slushmaster Mitchell Lagneaux said he was often asked for his advice on how to make them delicious, and rather than writing the same advice over and over he thought he'd point them to this post on Alcademics instead.
In my latest post for Departures.com, I wrote up a few places to drink both beer and cocktails in Asheville, NC.
For my latest post on Departures.com, I wrote up some bar visits to Atlanta. Bars included in this story are: Holeman & Finch, Proof and Provision, The Lawrence, Kimball House, and Leon's Full Service.
Two things I hadn't heard of before: barrel-aging maple syrup, and flavoring maple syrup with liquor. At Chicago's The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel, they're doing both of those things at the same time.
My annual list of most all of the cocktails and spirits books that have been released. This year we see tons of whiskey books again, and a whole segment of bar-specific cocktail books and a new category of narrative cocktail history.
In the last big rollout before the holidays, publishers have pushed out a ton of new drink books.