Vinegar drinks: Shrubs, switchels, and oxymel. What's the difference and how do you use them?
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
Several years ago I visited the Deanston and Bunnahabhain scotch whisky distilleries. Click on those words to read about the visits. At the time I was there I was really obsessed with the effects of water in distilled spirits (not that I'm over it), so I followed up with some super specific questions about the pH and TDS of the water sources. I never ended up putting up a blog post about it but now it's about time. Note that the Highland and Islay distilleries have slightly basic water (above 7.0), while the Island of Mull distillery water is slightly...
Testing the fino sherry-soda cocktail The Rebujito with 11 different lemon-lime sodas.
A lovely trip to The Glenlivet distillery in Scotland.
I surveyed a bunch of bartenders on their top choices for non-alcoholic beers. There were clear winners - and one clear loser.
Sloe Gin, traditionally, is sloes steeped in gin with sugar to produce a tart, berry-like winter gin, often sipped as a digestif. Sloes are small stone fruits related to the plum. While in the UK it's a homemade tradition that peoples' grandmothers are familiar with, in the 1970s and 80s commercial products (mostly used in the Sloe Gin Fizz) were just neutral alcohol with coloring and flavoring. Plymouth was the first brand I knew of to bring back a real infusion of sloes. 26% ABV. Since then, some other interesting new variations have hit the market. Greenhook Ginsmiths has a...
100 bartenders responded to my query: What do you drink when not drinking?
Those Star Wars Death Star ice ball molds make ugly, cloudy ice - here's how to make it clear and gorgeous with Directional Freezing.