The Volstead Act Company 1947 and 1933 Bitters Review

The Volstead Act Company is a brand new company formed in July 2013. They are a family owned and ran business. Currently they produce a limited range of 2 different varieties of bitters and 2 different syrups. In this review we will cover the 2 bitters that they currently offer: 1947 bitters (aromatic) and the… Continue reading The Volstead Act Company 1947 and 1933 Bitters Review

Roasted Orange, Vanilla, and Clove Juice in a “Beertail”

I know your probably reading that title and wondering how good this actually is. Depending on who you are it probably doesn’t even sound appetizing. But give it a shot, the resulting mix is delicious. Orange Moon 2 oz Roasted Orange Juice 1 oz Vodka 1 Dash of Angostura Bitters 1 Dash of Orange Bitters… Continue reading Roasted Orange, Vanilla, and Clove Juice in a “Beertail”

Oogave Soda Line Review

Oogave is a relatively new line of organic sodas. Besides the classics like Cola, Root Beer, and ginger ale, they bring some new and interesting flavors that could revolutionize the soda game. The question remains: is it all hype wrapped up in a pretty package or did Oogave truly have something unique to offer? The… Continue reading Oogave Soda Line Review

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

Cocktail Overhaul: The Appletini

The Appletini was pretty much synonymous with everything that was wrong about drinking in the eighties and nineties: those neon colored, artificially flavored, cavity-inducing sweet cocktails featured nothing a bartender from earlier generations would recognize as belonging in a cocktail. I promise though this sad excuse for a cocktail could be redeemed. Find out how… Continue reading Cocktail Overhaul: The Appletini

Cocktail Overhaul: Harvey Wallbanger

The Harvey Wallbanger is not a terrible drink, but it lacks complexity, and the nuances of the Galliano are totally drowned out by the OJ. I wanted my updated version to highlight the Galliano and make it stand out the same way its obnoxiously tall bottle stands out on a back bar shelf. Find out… Continue reading Cocktail Overhaul: Harvey Wallbanger