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Last week New York bar PDT's Jim Meehan launched an app called PDT Cocktails, containing 400 recipes. At the end of 2011, Jim Meehan published the beautiful PDT Cocktail Book, which contained 304 recipes. So I asked Meehan, "Is this just the book's recipes plus 100 additional recipes?" Read more →

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

About twice each week, I'm asked by people visiting San Francisco which bars to hit while they're here. From now on I have an easy answer: Those are all in my app module for iPhones, now available on iTunes. The app is called Know What. It's basically a framework with more than 400 "essential" spots to visit (between San Francisco and Los Angeles) as picked by experts like me, on top of which you purchase individual guides depending on your interests. The Know What Essentials costs $2.99. My module, The City's Best Cocktail Spots, costs an additional $1.99. The City's... Read more →

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

I was lucky enough to get a sample of the Perlini cocktail carbonating system, but before I even got around to using it I was fascinated by carbonation information the instruction manual. Note: Yes, I read the instruction manuals. Pretty much always. The Perlini is basically a cocktail shaker than you fill with carbon dioxide (CO2), then shake and pour. The manual comes with tips both for using the shaker, and also about carbonation in general. So here are some things I learned: - The amount of CO2 that will go into solution is controlled by pressure and temperature. The... Read more →

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

Alcademics is Influential

According to a recent study by eCairn, Alcademics.com is the most influential English-language spirits blog and the third most influential alcohol blog entirely. Cool! eCairn Conversation is a software tool for measuring influencers and conversations in social media. This allows brands to identify the separate online communities, look at what they're talking about, and see where they're located. This information/software can be purchased by marketing companies looking to reach bloggers and other blatherers on the web. I don't know what set of metrics they use to measure influence. It's certainly not pageviews alone as I don't win in that race,... Read more →

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

Did you ever get the feeling you were the last drink writer or bartender on earth without an iPhone app to call your own? That's how I felt when I read my email this morning. With Simon Difford, Cocktail DB/Doc Cocktail, Jimmy Patrick, and soon Cheryl Charming each having iPhone cocktail applications, it only make sense that Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan would jump into the fray, as they announced today via email. The new app, called Flip N Drink, promises hundreds of cocktail recipes with more to come in future months. The recipes are not just from the... Read more →

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