It’s green walnut season again… nope, it’s over. These things are only around for a few weeks, so grab them while you can. The last time I cranked out a significant batch of nocino was 2010, and I loved it, but my partner in crime at the time found the menthol and herbal flavors too intense (the term she […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Last Thursday, I hosted a workshop on making cocktail bitters at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design. We sold out all 60 tickets, the crowd was in high spirits throughout the night, and everyone seemed excited by what they made, so I’m already pondering venues to teach DIY Bitters again.
Just a mood.
One of my most popular posts (thanks, Reddit) and the best-selling item in my Etsy Store are both based on Ben Franklin’s compendium of words and phrases meaning drunk, The Drinker’s Dictionary. Now, more than 275 years after he published it, it’s time for an update. so I’m compiling the best contemporary terms for […]
I’ve been experimenting with bitters recipes, and the biggest challenge is time (second is finding obscure herbs). Bitters need to sit a few weeks for the alcohol to fully extract flavors, so my latest quick-fix was high pressure.
I’ve been so busy developing new gizmos that I haven’t been posting much lately, so here’s a peak at my most recent project. Along with new decanters, including a set with quotes about the spirits they contain, and some DIY cocktail kits with etched bottles, I’ve been working more with wood. Along with creating woodcut […]