A visit to the UC Botanical Garden for a look at plants used in dyes and in making booze.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
100 bartenders responded to my query: What do you drink when not drinking?
In a recent post for Departures.com, I wrote about where to drink in a few US airports now, and a few announced plans for where you'll find better drinks in the future.
I vaped a cocktail in a "Vaportini" and did not die.
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.
A post-WWII quote reminds me of drinking in 2005.
Below are the tweets sent out as I was recording every drink I had at Tales of the Cocktail for the second year in a row. The totals are: Wednesday: 18 Thursday: 41 Friday: 28 Saturnday: 19 Compared to last year, this looks like a ton more drinks. But really I kept it to small sips and tastes for the most part. I came home feeling less poluted than usual, so don't let the numbers terrify you. Tales is for amateurs too! Thursday was the big day again, due to the Diageo happy hour event. I had the same number...
I just returned from New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, a cocktail convention attended by many of the world's top bartenders, drink writers, PR representatives, and superenthusiasts. I think this was my favorite year of the convention to date. I tweeted every cocktail I had over the week. Let's see how messy that looks added up! Tuesday July 20, starting at 5PM Vieux Carre and an Abita beer @ Monteleone Bar Another Abita beer at Carousel Bar at Monteleone makers mark on the rocks out of a plastic cup at acme oyster house Sazerac at Carousel Bar Vieux Carre...