Interview with Troy Sidle of Pouring Ribbons and Alchemy Consulting

In today’s interview we sit down with Troy Sidle of Pouring Ribbons which recently opened in NYC. In just a short time it has become one of my favorite bars in NYC due to its welcoming atmosphere coupled with exceptional drinks. If you haven’t already you can read my full review of Pouring Ribbons here

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: the Look Normal & Freshman Daiquiri

This drink is an original creation of Matt “Rumdood” Robold a bartender at 320Main and creator of the blog. When it comes to rum, his blog is my go to source for answers and from the limited interaction I’ve had with him on the web he seems like a really down to earth guy.

Celebrate the Unofficial End of Summer with a Cobra’s Fang

With today being the unofficial end of summer it’s time to whip up something refreshing and strong, the Cobra’s Fang. The Cobras Fang is an original Don the Beachcomber’s invention.  The exact recipe for the drink remains unclear. My personal favorite is a version created Brian Miller of Lani Kai. Cobra’s Fang 1.5 oz 151

Lucid Absinthe Review and the Absinthe Suissesse

Absinthe continues to be a mystifying spirit, partly because of its scandalous history and the controversy surrounding its supposedly hallucinogenic properties. Allegedly it was created as a medicinal elixir in the early 1790’s by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. It gained popularity after it was given to French troops to combat malaria. When they returned they brought

White Pike Whiskey Review and the Idlewild Cocktail

For full disclosure I did receive this bottle as a free sample from the fine folks at White Pike. I would also like to thank Asst. Brand Manager Mr. Steven Ljubicic for an engaging and informative meeting. Clearly the folks behind this product are passionate about good spirits and it shows. White Pike Whiskey is


I came across the Solera Cocktail on the Imbibe website. It was created by Dominic Venegas. This cocktail makes an excellent use of sherry. Solera 2 oz Santa Teresa 1796 Rum (Ron Zacapa) 1 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula .75 oz Taylor’s Velvet Falernum 2 dashes of Regans’ orange bitters Stir with ice and strain