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September 2012

Hello from France!

As you read this, I should be arriving in Cognac, France with Grey Goose vodka. I'm here to learn about the product (as well as Bacardi's new D'USSE cognac) and to help judge a cocktail contest: The Grey Goose Ten. Bartenders from ten countries are competing. They are: France -... Read more →


Agave Spirits from India

Thanks to reader Urvi S. for writing to tell me that they're making agave spirits in India. She writes: Far, far away from Mexico, an Indian entrepreneur has brought agave to his country, growing it in the Indian Deccan plateau, and has recently launched his brand DesmondJi that creates and... Read more →


Honey and Hot Sauce

Tim Philips of Australia created this simple and delcious drink for the Diageo Happy Hour at Tales of the Cocktail this year. It is tequila, manuka honey syrup, lime juice, and a few dashes of Tabasco. The key is getting the delcious, earthy manuka honey. The recipe is on FineCooking.com... Read more →