Here is what has landed in the Alcademics mailbag lately. El Jimador Mexican Lime Tequila Cockburn Special Reserve Port Highland Park Dark Origins Scotch Laphroaig Select Scotch Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila Apostoles Gin
Jessi "Mess" Lorraine of Reed & Greenough took home the prize for the first Papa's Pilar rum Pilar Cocktail Showdown, held at Woodbury in San Francisco. The competition was interesting in that not only did bartenders have 60 seconds to grab their ingredients in each round of competition, but after...
A jimador in traditional garb near the Jose Cuervo distillery in Tequila, Mexico. Notes from a later trip are here.
That big feature I wrote on Sacramento's cocktail, coffee, and craft beer scene has gone up on the magazine's website. Even if you're not a subscriber (and you really should be), you can read the story online here. Related articles Drink Books Published in 2013 in Consideration for Gifting or...
Anthony Parks from Bergerac in San Francisco made a drink inspired by deviled eggs at the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender competition 2015 San Francisco finals. It was crazy in a good way.
Blow off work on Monday, August 18th and come to the Papa's Pilar rum Cocktail Showdown in San Francisco. The event runs from 12-4 in the afternoon and will be held at The Woodbury, 685 Third Street in SF.
It seems that every bartender is using salt in their cocktails now - whether they tell you about it or not. Here's a trend piece for Details.com.
On my visit to Edinburgh last week I noticed that there are a lot of wonderfully weird ingredients on cocktail menus, so I thought I'd put them together here.