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A couple of years ago now, I said I was looking for "less perfect simplicity, more ridiculous fabulousness" in San Francisco's cocktails, no matter the cost. Thomas Waugh created something close to that for the drinks at ZZ's Clam Bar in New York. All the drinks are 20 bucks and some are garnished in metal pineapples or a coconut piled on a stack of ice and leaves. Here's a report. Read more →

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

Lucas Bols Alcoholic Foam The Dutch spirits company Lucas Bols has introduced the world’s first alcoholic foam in the United States. The formula is contained in 200 ml bottles of three Bols liqueur flavor varieties: Blue Curaçao, Crème de Cassis and Amaretto. The pump affixes to the top of the bottle and, with quick little pumps, creates up to 2 liters of the fizzy foam. The suggested retail price is $17.99 per bottle. The product is now available in both the on- and off-trade channels across the U.S. “On hot or cold drinks, the foam will hold for a minimum... Read more →

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

The LA Times reported yesterday that under a new food safety law in California, bartenders are required to wear gloves when handling garnishes. "Changes to the California Retail Food Code that went into effect at the beginning of 2014 require disposable gloves or utensils such as tongs, paper or scoops to be used when handling "ready-to-eat" foods, which include sushi, bread, deli meats and fresh fruit and vegetables. Basically, nothing that won't be cooked or reheated before it goes out to diners can be touched with bare hands." So I decided it was up to me to design some new... Read more →

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