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Last week New York bar PDT's Jim Meehan launched an app called PDT Cocktails, containing 400 recipes. At the end of 2011, Jim Meehan published the beautiful PDT Cocktail Book, which contained 304 recipes. So I asked Meehan, "Is this just the book's recipes plus 100 additional recipes?" Read more →

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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.

Bi-coastal bartender Dominic Venegas has put together the drink list for The Winslow in NYC, which opened last night. San Francisco residents will remember Venegas from his stints everywhere from Range to Bacar to Smuggler's Cove. In NYC, he also bartends at NoMad. I don't see the cocktail menu for The Winslow online, so here it is. Note the heavy emphasis on the Gin & Tonic (official drink of 2013!) and the Light Cocktails section. Gin & Tonic A selection of gins to be paired with fruit, spice, botanicals, and the perfect tonic to help showcase their characteristics. Ford’s Gin..................................................................10... Read more →

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

The Industry Invitational is a part of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic reserved for bartenders, press, and other trade. (You must apply for it and pay a $15 fee if accepted but then it's all free.) I am giving three talks as part of the Industry Invitational. They are: The Barrel Around the World Saturday, May 18th, 11:30-12:30 In this seminar, we’ll look at barrels from their birth in the forests to their end as barbecue chips. We’ll study the types of trees used for barrels around the world, including American white oak, Oregon pine, Brazilian balsam, French Troncais, Limousin oak... Read more →

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

That was the surprising message of a little talk I attended about Tanqueray Malacca. As you've likely heard by now, Tanqueray has released a single batch of Malacca, a gin they produced years ago but then took off the market. They replaced it with Tanqueray Ten as they didn't want to have two line extensions to market at the same time. This was long before today's gin boom, of course, when there were only a few new gins hitting store shelves. Malacca had many fans, however, and even though the product was no longer sold, there were plenty of bottles... Read more →

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