Classic Cocktails: 25 Preeminent Preparations

(Click the image to download a printable version of all these recipes) The BarSmarts bartender education and certification program lists the following as 25 classic cocktails that every bartender should know how to make. For a cocktail enthusiast, it’s good knowledge to have for making a lasting impression on the ladies, or for coaching a …

Soda Siphon Shenanigans

At Tales of the Cocktail, I went to a session on Mixologists and their Toys, and after the first two presenters both talked at length on making sodium alginate sphericals (clearly they didn’t coordinate), the 3rd presenter demonstrated his new cocktail carbonating invention, the Perlini. During the Q&A I grabbed the mic and asked why …

BLTini: Bestialized Little Tipple

Inspired by the Carnivorous Cocktails seminar at Tales of the Cocktail, I started Sunday brunch with the BLTini, a sandwich in a glass. I like my BLTs on potato bread, so I opted for vodka over gin, squeezed the bejeezus out of a gorgeous heirloom tomato, then decided that lettuce was lame and so opted …