Cocktail Geeks Blogging Their Way Through Books
March 24, 2011
It takes a lot of ambition to make every drink in a cocktail book- not to mention a lot of booze- but more people are signing on for the task.
Erik Ellestad of the Underhill Lounge blog has made all 900+ cocktails in The Savoy Cocktail Book. The guy deserves a medal. But now he's gone on to attempt the rest of the drinks, and the poor bastard is currently on the non-alcoholic section. Then again, after 900 drinks or so it's good to have a glass of water.
Adam Elmegirab is working on The Jerry Thomas Project, in which he's making all the drinks in The 1862 book THE BARTENDER'S GUIDE - How To Mix Drinks: or The Bon Vivant's Companion. (I suppose David Wondrich did the same thing in his book Imbibe!, rather than in blog format.)
New Orleans-and-Tiki-obsessed Swede Tiare of A Mountain of Crushed Ice is working her way through Beachbum Berry's Grog Log.
Jeff Williams of San Francisco is blogging his way through Charles H. Baker's Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World . Poor, poor soul. You know most of those drinks are kinda bad, right?
Is anyone else blogging a drink-through? Let me know.
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh...
Posted by: Jeff Johnson | March 24, 2011 at 09:00 AM
@Jeff, considering he's only gotten through 3 drinks in a year and a half, I think you could consider the blog-through rather dead.
Posted by: Nick | March 24, 2011 at 11:05 AM
Thanks so much for the link! The Charles H. Baker weblog has been on hiatus for a bit, but I'll be back very soon. And yes, many of the drinks are really bad, but at least they're ENTERTAININGLY bad.
Posted by: Jeff Williams | March 24, 2011 at 05:54 PM
If I had been smart, I would have blogged about working my way through every drink in several cocktail tomes over the years. Stupid me....
Posted by: Blair Frodelius | March 24, 2011 at 07:30 PM
Thanks for the link! bloging through a cocktail book is not only a fun way to try out lots of drinks, its very educational too. I`m also going through "Famous New Orleans Cocktails and How to Mix em" - but there i don`t mix every single drink and not in order either. There`s also another benefit with this, you never lack stuff for your blog if you ever would get stuck on ideas for a new blog post.
Posted by: Tiare | March 25, 2011 at 06:40 AM
Add me to the list! I've been clueless about cocktails, but after years of G&Ts I decided to blog my way through the "New International Bartender's Guide". Six months in, and I'm well into the 'b's - http://cocktailsincharleston.blogspot.com/
Posted by: James Jacks | March 31, 2011 at 09:32 AM