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January 2012

Absinthe and Oranges

On my blog, I post a recipe from Scott Baird of the Bon Vivants. It's from the book A Taste for Absinthe . This is my lousy picture of it. There's a better picture of the drink from the book over at FineCooking. L’arc de Triomphe By Scott Baird... Read more →

Tequila, Honey, Maraschino, Bitters

In a recent blog post on, I post a recipe from Brendan Dorr of Baltimore. The drink contains Partida tequila, Barenjager, Marschino liqueur, and bitters. El-Oso By Brendan Dorr 1.75 fl. oz. Partida Anejo Tequila .75 fl. oz. Barenjager Honey Liqueur .3 fl. oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 2 dashes... Read more →

Book Review: Barrels & Drams

I recently read Barrels and Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y in Jiggers and Shots . It's an anthology edited by William M. Dowd. The book contains essays by people like Bill Owens, James Rodewald, F. Paul Pacult, Charles Cowdery, Daniel Okrent, and David Wondrich. Most of them have been previously... Read more →

Book Review: The PDT Cocktail Book

By now, you've probably heard of The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy by Jim Meehan. With the many wonderful illustrations by Chris Gall, the book is basically a modern Savoy Cocktail Book. Its 300+ recipes include both the classic canon of cocktails and recent... Read more →