No School Like Old School
With Tales of the Cocktail #totc, a forgone conclusion in terms of magnitude to the bartending calender of 2012, what decorous manner to introduce a forgotten drink, woven in the tapestry of New Orleans extensive cocktail heritage. The saddest forgotten cocktail is the one unknown where it was created. ~ Ted Haigh The Vieux Carre Cocktail, pronounced ‘Voo-Ka Ray’, named for...
The Evolution of a Classic: The Langham Martini
The Langham Martini is one of many new signature serves to the Artesian bar, the award-winning bar at the prestigious Langham, London. Recently I caught up with internationally acclaimed bartender, Alex Kratena, who under his expertise has elevated the bar’s profile (Cocktail & Spirit Awards: Best Menu 2011 & 2012 and European Bar of 2012) to date. The Langham Martini is crafted...
The bartender is one of the most dignified, law abiding & ascetic of men,...
On the 19 of July we commemorated National Daiquiri Day. Today we commemorate on publishing a century of posts. Here is to another 100 #ITSTARTEDWITHAVISION
The Daily Bitters:
Today we commemorate National Daiquiri Day… It is said that the Daiquiri was invented (in the sense that “necessity is the mother of invention” )… Origin Is Disclosed of Daiquiri Cocktail: One Group of American Engineers Named Drink at Santiago Bar During prohibition Havana was the mecca for Americans and the Sevilla Biltmore, with...
The drunk mind speaks the sober heart. ~ Author Unknown
The Daily Bitters:
Tim Phillips of Australia has been crowned Global Winner of this years Diageo Reserve World’s best Bartender which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil… (Continue Reading) Tim Philips, Hemmesphere, Australia Hailed Industry’s Newest Mixology Talent: Following a week of mixology related trends, red carpet events and a showcase of the industry’s most talented bartenders, Tim...
Winter wonderland alchemy:
Previously on the alchemist says…we interviewed Bombay Sappphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender David Wolowidnyk in straight up and featured a brand new segment within the alchemist says…, Behind Every Bartender, if you thought the 3 piece shaker was the only piece of equipment behind the bartenders repertoire, you are unfortunately mistaken. Recently I...
The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity. ~...
Hair of the Dog:
Above: Do you have a headache? Hair of the dog…a colloquial expression used within the English language, predominately used to reference alcohol that has been consumed known to alleviate ones hangover. The expression originally referred to a method of treatment of a rabid dog bite by placing hair from the dog in the bite wound. In Scotland it was of popular belief that a few hairs of the...
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This bombilla (pronounced ‘bom-bee-jar’) and maté (pronounced ‘mart-tay’) teapot are traditionally a South American, and specifically, Argentinian set of tools for serving a style of tea made from Yerba Maté leaves, though variations are widespread in the middle east…(Continue Reading)