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 

Review – Mace Cocktail Bar NYC: Where the Spices Come Alive

    Mace is housed in the space that was formerly occupied by Louis 649. Greg Boehm (Boilermaker) is joined by co-owners Zach Sharaga and Nico de Soto in adding Mace to the NYC cocktail scene. Would it bring something new and exciting to the already crowded cocktail arena? Atmosphere/Decor One wall is lined with jars… Continue reading Review – Mace Cocktail Bar NYC: Where the Spices Come Alive

Giffard Banane du Brésil Review

I still remember the first time I came across Giffard Banane du Bresil. I had it in the Bananarac which is a great rift on the classic Sazerac offered at Nitecap. After sampling a bit of it on its own I was immediately hooked. Ever since, I had been on the search for this nectar… Continue reading Giffard Banane du Brésil Review

Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

The Navigator is an ageless special edition whisky that was was designed to celebrate Old Pulteney’s maritime heritage. The Navigator is made using ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks which are then selected by the master distiller. On the nose: It opens up with a fresh aroma of crisp and succulent green apple. This is complemented by… Continue reading Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

Boilermaker Bar NYC Review

Boilermaker took over the space that was formerly occupied by the short lived Golden Cadillac. The crew behind the new bar is largely the same: Greg Boehm (Cocktail Kingdom), Don Lee (PDT), James Tune, Executive Chef Miguel Trinidad. Recently brought on board is Erick Castro from Polite Provisions in San Diego. Atmosphere/Decor The interior has… Continue reading Boilermaker Bar NYC Review

The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer NYC Review

The Late Late is a relatively new bar opened up in the LES which puts a funky spin on the usual Irish Pub experience in NYC. The bar is named after The Late Late show, which challenged the conventions of the Roman Catholic Ireland. Atmosphere/Decor The inside is more Irish inspired then stereotypical “Irish Pub”.… Continue reading The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer NYC Review