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March 2009

Gentleman's Information

I had always wondered about the composition of Charles H. Baker's two-volume set , The Gentleman's Companion. I own a reprint called Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World with just drink recipes in it, but wasn't sure from what parts of the originals it came. Luckily I belong... Read more →


Send More Chipotle

As I was saying in the last post, I had a stunningly delicious drink made by Neyah White of Nopa- one of the best cocktails I've had so far this year. The Escondido Romano is made with maraschino liqueur, Cynar (artichoke) amaro, Hangar One's new limited-edition Chipotle flavored vodka, and... Read more →


Camper Wins with Pisco

Every Thursday there is an incredibly awesome nerdy online event called Thursday Drink Night at the Mixoloseum chat room. It starts at 4PM West Coast time. Each week there is a theme. Sometimes it's a concept (rinses) sometimes a recipe variation (Long Island Iced Tea, Zombie), and sometimes it's a... Read more →


Chartreuse Tastes Like Hell

So says Rachel Maddow on the Jimmy Fallon show. (Okay, she says it tastes like hell until you mix it with other stuff.) Rachel makes a Bijou cocktail for Jimmy (gin, sweet vermouth, Chartreuse, orange bitters) in this segment of the show. (It's near the end of the second break.) Read more →


Online Barware Pr0n

The people at Cask, who are the people at Bourbon & Branch, have made their inventory available online. So now you can get all your hard-to-find booze (Octomore, anyone?), your $47 Alessi bottle opener, and your vintage copy of the Gentleman's Companion all in one spot. Hot. Check it. Read more →