An interesting find in an old book concerning phylloxera and scotch whisky.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
A look at an airline beverage menu from 1980.
An interesting selection of summer cocktails from a 1967 calendar.
A vintage calendar from 1967 reveals cocktails made with scotch from that era.
The bar Elixir was recognized this weekend as being the second oldest (known) drinking location in San Francisco by the wacky historical/drinking club E. Clampus Vitus (aka The Clampers).
A visit to the UC Botanical Garden for a look at plants used in dyes and in making booze.
Robert Simonson in the New York Times reported yesterday that the Seelbach cocktail was the invention of Adam Seger, former bartender at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, and not in fact a resurrected pre-Prohibition classic. Seger created the cocktail and the backstory to go along with it. In 2012 I was hired to write a story for Mixology Magazine in Germany about the drink, so I interviewed Seger in email and briefly on the phone. I have pasted the story below. One "fact" told to me that didn't make it into the article was that Seger said that a group...
An interview with the creator of brands like Hendrick's Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum about branding and his new book on Colonial drinks.