A look at industry trends observed at Tales of the Cocktail including milk punch, hard science, and cocktails in outer space.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
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.
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.
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.
A story on Bloomberg about using a dehydrator for food and booze with quotes from me.
I gave two full-length seminars and one mini-seminar at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans this year. For my seminar on Prehistoric Cocktail Technology, I went kinda big. This post is my packing list, with its 99 items. Ridiculous.
Hi! I'm at the Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans as I am every year this time. It is very hot here. I may not have time to post, or not post very much this week, but you can follow along in some of the shenanigans on social media.
We'll be at the famous Napoleon House in the hours leading up to the Spirited Awards, where I will be losing for Best Cocktail Writer again this year.