Support My Bartender

We all want to show love to those impacted by Covid-19, and if you don’t have a bartender of your own to support, consider supporting some of mine (while getting an amazing deal if you’re in San Francisco). Edible Excursions, the tour company that hosts my Craft Cocktails at City Center tour is partnering with …

Cocktail Cake

The complexity of a cocktail doesn’t always translate well into food, but I’ve found a reliable medium in the form of classic pound cake. As summer is winding down and there is a ton of fresh fruit at the market, I have been breaking these out more often. It’s simple even if you’re not a …

It’s All Gazpacho – One Simple Recipe Perfect For Soup, Bloody Mary Mix, Michelada, and Sangrita

Inspired by overripe tomatoes and stone fruit at the farmers market this week, I mixed up a fresh BLOODY MARY MIX that ended up pretty ideal as the base for a MICHELADA or sipped with tequila as SANGRITA. Eventually I realized that it was all just GAZPACHO and started eating it with a spoon. Then …

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

You’re the reason your dad drinks, so you might as well get him what he wants for Father’s Day.   Spirits There’s even more Japanese influence in the American bar scene now than there was among the Impressionists, so try starting with one of these new, fantastic (yet affordable enough to not make him ask why you …

Three More Equal Parts: The Simplest Cocktail Recipes Expanded

It doesn’t get much easier than this: equal measures of three ingredients to make these six fantastic cocktails from only eight bottles – and now I have an excuse to make a new Venn Diagram (here is last week’s). Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an old fashioned glass with a big …

Three Equal Parts: The Simplest Cocktail Recipes

It doesn’t get much easier than this: equal measures of three ingredients to make these four fantastic cocktails from only six bottles – and now I have an excuse to make a Venn Diagram. Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an old fashioned glass with a big cube of ice.  Garnish with …

Bitters Kits and Cocktail Recipes

Always a hot holiday gift, I’ve expanded my offering of DIY Cocktail Bitters Kits to include new flavors and Mini Bitters Booster Kits. (Underlined text all links to the corresponding item in my online store if you are looking to purchase) If you’re wondering how to use them, you can start off by replacing the Angostura, orange or …

Simple Citrus Soda Syrup Recipes

I’m buried under cheap, excellent winter citrus and before it ends, I want to bottle every flavor. Everyone’s making seltzer at home, but the commercially available soda syrups are gross, so here’s an easy and inexpensive way to make your own. These also lend themselves to crafting epic highballs, spritzers and even work in beer cocktails.