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April 2009

New Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Bulleit Bourbon asked a few bartenders to come up with new Mint Julep-adjacent cocktails. I posted three of them to Alcademics RecipeFeed: Bulleit Train by Jackie Patterson Bare Back by Mindy Kucan Back in the Saddle by Mindy Kucan What's always fun with Diageo recipes is that they have to... Read more →


Finally, A Swine Flu Cocktail

Seriously, it's been like four days since the swine flu outbreak and nobody has created a cocktail in its honor? Oh wait, here's one: Drink writer Robert Haynes-Peterson came up with this awful-sounding recipe that involves tequila (Mexico, get it?), bacon-infused bourbon, limoncello, and lemon. If the flu won't make... Read more →


Bountiful Bourbon

Jason Wilson writes a big story for the Washington Post about bourbon. It's a good read overall, but particularly for this gem of a quote: Heaven Hill, for instance, uses the same yeast strain and mash recipe for all 150 of its bourbon products. "The only difference in our brands... Read more →


Derby Designs

Limited-edition bottles in honor of this weekend's Kentucky Derby. Woodford Reserve: Woodford Reserve Bourbon is the “Official Bourbon of Kentucky Derby 135” and has served as the official bourbon for the past eleven years. Capturing the adrenaline-filled world of horse racing through the eyes of a jockey, Woodford Reserve, an... Read more →


Alcademics in India

Alcademics was mentioned in The Telegraph, a newspaper in Calcutta, India, in a big story on cocktail blogging. Also mentioned were CocktailChronicles, TheLiquidMuse, KaiserPenguin, SpiritsAndCocktails, MyAchingHead, IntoxicatedZodiac, and Cocktailians. The global takeover continues! Read more →


Alcademics En Espanol

The Alcademics global onslaught continues! This time the site has been mentioned in the Spanish magazine Vinos y Restaurantes. My Spanish translation skills aren't what they used to be, but I'm pretty sure it says, "Alcademics is the most awesome cocktail blog in the universe, and everyone knows it." Read more →