I made cocktails for a code developer event a week ago and was able to get theme approval of "frozen dinosaur incubator laboratory" for it. This post is just some pictures from the event to show off. The company has a dinosaur in some of its material, and I knew I was going to serve Old Fashioneds on big ice cubes, and part of my schtick for events is that I use chemistry glassware. So I filled in the blanks and that's what I came up with. Sort of like Jurassic Bar. We used big ferns as line management, dressed... Read more →

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

It's another fantastic month for drink books, with tomes on bourbon, cocktails from Seattle and New York and Iceland, plus an industry book and an illustrated one as well. Read more →

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

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... Read more →

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