In my latest piece for Details.com I wrote about the history and current status of popcorn in drinks, be they fat-washed in or garnished with.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
A look at the trends in new product launches seen at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention.
In my latest post for Details.com I have a story about how music festivals like Coachella are embracing craft cocktails.
What is this monkey business? Everywhere I look there is a banana cocktail on the menu.
Has the Old Fashioned become the new Manhattan? Some bartenders ran the numbers for me.
Details.com likes me to write about the trendiest of trends, so I skipped the big macrotrends like mezcal and expensive bourbon, and focussed instead on the small stuff.
The flavored whiskey trend continues to grow. The first 9 flavored whiskeys are from Diageo brands, while the other three are white whiskeys and a sherry-finished bourbon.
There has been a large-yet-slow-moving trend towards fuller-flavored spirits and cocktails. We've seen a rise in smoky Islay whiskies and mezcals; dark sipping rums; vodkas and tequilas with character; and gins booming with botanicals. In mixers we see the rise of spicy ginger beer, and in cocktails we've seen drinkers embracing boozier and bitter cocktails like the Old Fashioned and Negroni.