Announcing a new website dedicated to safety in cocktail ingredients and techniques, CocktailSafe.org. It has been a lot of hard work and there is much more to do, but today we are live! The site was covered in a story in today's New York Times.
A lot of bits and bites of information about bittering agents used in vermouths and aperitivo bitters from some people who know a lot about them.
While one could add a medication-interaction warning about activated charcoal, like an allergen label on a drink menu, there are other ways to color a drink black that don’t require a scary-sounding note. SevenFifty Daily asked bartenders around the country for cocktail-darkening alternatives and learned that black sesame seeds, cuttlefish ink, and black food coloring are among the ingredients being used.
What is the difference between sweet almonds, bitter almonds, and cherry, apricot, and peach pits? This entry hopes to make that clear.