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In my latest story for Details.com, I wrote about the return of apples in cocktails and spirits. The story mentions the return to drinks after the great Appletini shame and lists a ton of mostly-new apple products. Read more →

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Many aged tequilas are hitting on the market that are decolorized. After aging for a certain amount of time they picked up color from the barrels. Then these were filtered to make them clear again. This is quite common in white rum, and now increasingly common in tequila. Read more →

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Celebrities seem to think this tequila craze is a whole thing, so they're partnering with brands or launching their own. On this page I'll try to keep track of them all. Clyne, Roger Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine [website] "Arizona-based recording artist Roger Clyne has, for the past fifteen years, created a fan-focused community that meshes music with all forms of merriment infused with southwestern culture and mythologies. To that end, he created the award-winning MexicanMoonshine line of fine tequila, which has just released its third marque, AƱejo." Clooney, George and Gerber, Rande Casamigos [website] "The tequila's name, Casamigos, was inspired... Read more →

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Have you looked through your December magazines yet? In just about every one that I get (and I get a lot of them), there is a recommendation for a specialty cocktail syrup of one flavor or another as a suggestion for gifting. By the time I noticed this, I'd already written my latest story for Details.com, which we ended up calling Syrups are the New Bitters. It's not to say that you no longer need bitters now that there are more syrups on the market, but rather where once there was a lack of variety of bitters on the market... Read more →

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

When bars began rolling out drink programs with cocktails on tap and bottled cocktails a few years ago, one big question was whether they'd start hiring less knowledgeable bartenders because they wouldn't need to do any high-level mixology anymore. So far the question has been moot because every bar (that I've seen anyway) that offers these pre-batched cocktails also lists made-fresh ones on the menu as well. Until now. Two new venues have opened where all the drinks are made in advance. At the end of November, Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach opened with a menu listing only... Read more →

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