Gamle Ode Aquavits Review

   Aquavit is a largely unknown spirit in the United States. Aquavit has been produced in Scandanvia for centuries. It is a neutral spirit usually distilled from grain and flavored with botanicals, the primary one being caraway. The majority of Aquavit sold in the U.S. remains unaged though there are some brands that can age… Continue reading Gamle Ode Aquavits Review

Drink Your Veggies: Vitameatavegamin Cocktail

Vitameatavegamin was a fictions health tonic that Lucy drank on the iconic “Lucy Does a TV Commercial“. This is arguably one of the most famous episodes of this classic TV show. It was an alcoholic elixir containing vitamins, meat, vegetables, and minerals. So in honor of that, pour yourself a tall glass of Vitameatavegamin and… Continue reading Drink Your Veggies: Vitameatavegamin Cocktail

Amor y Amargo: A Bitters Tasting Room Review 

    Amor y Amargo has been around for five years and is a small bar in the drinking land of the lower east side. According to the NY Times: Amor y Amargo “was never meant to be a longstanding place,” Mr. DeRossi said. “It was meant to be a pop-up, but it was such a… Continue reading Amor y Amargo: A Bitters Tasting Room Review 

Negroni Week Is Here Try the Coffee Negroni & Negroni Slushy  

  Negroni Week launched in 2013, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, as a celebration of one of the worlds greatest cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. Over the last two years it has grown from 100 participating bars to over 1,300 and has raised over $120,000 for various… Continue reading Negroni Week Is Here Try the Coffee Negroni & Negroni Slushy  

Book Review: Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book Elements of Cocktail Technique 

Jeffrey Morgenthaler is known to be the laziest (he’s said it several times himself) most efficient perfectionist bartender. He is one of the most influential bartenders and helped to revolutionize the bar industry by bringing barrel aged cocktails and bottled cocktails to the masses and reviving such dead drinks as the  Amaretto sour. In addition he manages the successful and three… Continue reading Book Review: Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book Elements of Cocktail Technique 

Seamstress Bar NYC Review 

    The Upper East Side (NYC) is not known for being a destination for craft cocktails like its downtown brother (Lower East Side). Seamstress NYC seeks to change all that. Seamstress is taking over the old JBird location in a joint effort from the Gilroy Partners (Josh Mazza, Francis Verrall, and Steve Laycock), Pam Wiznitzer… Continue reading Seamstress Bar NYC Review