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November 2012

Balance in Cocktails

This post is sponsored by PAMA pomegranate liqueur. Typically when we talk about balance in cocktails, we're talking about the balance between sweet and sour. We'll leave the talk about balance between strong and weak for another time. The category of 'sours' in cocktails (which should really be called 'sweet... Read more →

Leave Negroni Alone! (A Story on

In my latest post for, I talk about the Negroni. That poor cocktail is less famous than the Martini and Manhattan, yet suffers more at the hand of bartenders. "Everywhere you look, the Negroni is being deconstructed, smoked, solidified, gelatinized, flamed, dehydrated, foamed, carbonated, frozen, clarified, and subjected to... Read more →