A few great cocktails - with even better garnishes- from the WSWA Wholesaler Iron Mixologist cocktail competition.
It covers what I could learn about eggnog at the time (keep in mind this is 4 years ago), including the history of the drink and its possible relation to British egg drinks like posset and wassail, along with other American drinks like Grog and the Tom & Jerry.
A big profile I wrote about bartender Caitlin Laman of Trick Dog in San Francisco.
These eight recently-released books cover cocktails, both new and historical, whiskey and where it comes from, brandy specifically and all spirits generally.
These are seven newish drink books that have arrived at Alcademics HQ for your consideration. Most of the below descriptions come from the book blurbs and are not reviews, as I'm about 30 books behind on my reading list. Nicholas Faith's Guide to Cognac by Nicholas Faith (Not sure why this book is so expensive on Amazon; it's only 132 pages. The Kindle version appears to be free.) Nicholas Faith’s Guide to Cognac is a directory supplement to Nicholas’s best-selling book Cognac: The story of the world’s greatest brandy. Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes...
Anthony Parks from Bergerac in San Francisco made a drink inspired by deviled eggs at the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender competition 2015 San Francisco finals. It was crazy in a good way.
I flew to Saronno Italy and then Marsala, Sicily last week for two days of education and a cocktail or two with Disaronno. These were my two favorite drinks of the week.
Saveur magazine has an insert in the June/July issue that is a mini-magazine called Drink. I wrote a handful of stories for it, including this one on ginger beer and its many uses.