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Cocktail Geeks Blogging Their Way Through Books

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.

Jerry Thomas Book Cover

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.