For a quick post on Details.com I wrote about two new travel cocktail kits. The first one is above. The second one is the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit: Read about them both here. Happy trails!
September 2009: A look at the chalky soils of the Grand Champagne region of Cognac. This was on a visit to Hennessy that you can read about here.
This week's New Booze is a random selection of flavored ingredients, from barrel-aged bitters to vanilla-flavored bourbon to coffee flavored sambuca.
I had the opportunity to sip my way through the menu of the newly-opened Hapa Ramen on Mission Street in San Francisco. The cocktail menu was mostly created by Ian Scalzo, with Justin Lew (both former Bourbon & Branch employees) and others adding input.
October 2007: On a trip to Warsaw with Chopin Vodka, we had a rare treat for a vodka distillery: seeing actual ingredients come in to the distillery and be processed for distillation.
This has been a great year for cocktails and spirits books- tons have come out, and the majority are written by well-respected bartenders and other experts. Here are more than 40 books to consider for your holiday gifting or reading for your own enjoyment.