Bartender Interview: Sara Justice of The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company 

   The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. is named for the company that served as the front for what was once the largest illicit booze ring in the country. The Franklin plays homage to this bygone era in its style and architecture but the drinks are squarely in the 21st century. They may be inspired… Continue reading Bartender Interview: Sara Justice of The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company 

Bartender Interview: Brian Sassen of Repour Bar, Miami 

   Repour Bar is a laid backpack retreat in the middle of South Beach. Housed inside the Albion Hotel it features comfy couches and inventive cocktails. It’s the place to be to escape to escape from the glitz of Miami sit back grab a drink and listen to the soundtrack of life whether that’s the… Continue reading Bartender Interview: Brian Sassen of Repour Bar, Miami 

Mixology Monday No. 82: Sours

Once again it is time for Mixology Monday. I had missed the last several but it’s good to be back in the swing of things. This month’s theme, hosted by Andrea at the Ginhound Blog, is Sours. She’s allowing Daisies and Fizzes too, but come on—The Sour is perhaps the single greatest, most versatile class… Continue reading Mixology Monday No. 82: Sours

Interview with Jamie Boudreau of Canon, Seattle

In this weeks interview, we chat with Jamie Boudreau of Canon in Seattle. Throughout the years he has won countless awards including the Cheers Rising Star award in 2010. He has become one of the most influential members of the bartending community first on his blog spiritsandcocktails and now as the host of Raising the… Continue reading Interview with Jamie Boudreau of Canon, Seattle

Interview with Phil Ward of Mayahuel

Mayahuel is completely dedicated to Tequila and Mezcal. While I never had the bad memories associated with it like most, I just never developed a taste for it. It was a spirit that did nothing for me. Mayahuel single-handedly changed my entire perception of Tequila. So today we chat with Phil Ward, Co-Owner and Beverage… Continue reading Interview with Phil Ward of Mayahuel

The Last Cocktail Overhaul Column: Mind Eraser

Unfortunately this will be the last Cocktail Overhaul column on Serious Eats. It was a fun ride and I really wish to thank my editor Maggie Hoffman for all the help she extended. So without further adieu: Despite this drink’s name, the combination of vodka, coffee liqueur, and soda was actually relatively low in alcohol.… Continue reading The Last Cocktail Overhaul Column: Mind Eraser

Cocktail Overhaul: Lemon Drop

The Lemon Drop was one of the most popular cocktails in the US in the later part of the 20th century. It should follow a simple formula of spirit, lemon, and sweetener, but sadly, in many bars the drink disintegrated into a candied mess. It’s time to give the Lemon Drop the glory it deserves.… Continue reading Cocktail Overhaul: Lemon Drop