Mole Bitters?

You’ve undoubtedly seen various kinds of Mole Bitters. A spiced bitter chocolate nuanced cocktail supplement made to evoke a sense of warmth and uniqueness. If you happen to be unfamiliar with Mole it’s a Mexican staple that combines chilies with chocolate, herbs and other seasonings.  So why am I talking to you about something that’s…

Halloween Bartender Bingo! 

Many of us in the industry end up bartending during Halloween and it can be equally fun and dreadful. So in hopes to make it a little more cheery and cheeky I made some bartender bingo cards.  Even if you’re not behind the stick tonight, play along!!!                            

Salt + Bitter

Most times we think salt with cocktails like a margarita. Never whiskey or rum or gin. There is a science behind this though. Salt does soften the bite from bitter compounds. Think coronas with salt and lime.  Better yet the best example is The Paloma. The Paloma can be argued as a true Mexican cocktail,…

Cool Brew

(Clip from justcocktails.org ) I think nitrous oxide was used for a while primarily in making foams and such during the height of the molecular mixology thing, so of course I jumped on the bandwagon. As fun as foams are, there’s a characteristic that is dismissed. The aeration available and flavor intensity from using nitrous. Dave Arnold…

Oh man, that’s a good Manhattan

Everyone makes Manhattans. Everyone has their own recipe and methodology. There’s often the question of Boker’s vs. Angostura vs. Abott’s. Then we get into the details of Ryes, Bourbons, with cherry or without, and further still, what type of cherry! By the time you finish with all these discussions you’re already too weary to mix…

We are craftsmen.

Last night the Cocktail world lost a great pioneer, Sasha Petraske. Although I don’t have a personal experience with Sasha Petraske, I did have the fortune to stumble into Milk and Honey on 23rd a few years back. I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of this bar. There will always be a strive to move…