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Do spirits change in the bottle? Yes they do, and so much depends on the type/size of the bottle and where it's kept. Here is the science on the subject as learned in a seminar at Tales of the Cocktail. Read more →

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I was sent a sample of a new carbonation device called the Bonne O, and in trying it out I had a lot of questions about how it worked. That lead to a conversation with its founder and a Saturday morning spent doing math. Read more →

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

For a seminar on Prehistoric Cocktail Technology that I gave at Tales of the Cocktail in 2015, I explained how self-carbonating tablets work. I conducted a lot of home experiments with various fizzing ingredients. Here is what I found. Read more →

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Citrates are an approximation of sour mix: sugar and citrus combined, but in a form that is predictable, reproducible, and stable. They start with an oleo saccharum (citrus peels and sugar), then add other acids and mouthfeel agents. Read more →

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

I did a podcast interview with Brian of Bartender Journey and it's now online. Thirty glorious minutes of me talking about things I often write about. But out loud! Check it out here. I come in at around the six minute point. Read more →

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