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

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

Interview With John Codd of 15 Romolo

15 Romolo is a North Beach bar in San Francisco that has been open since 1998. They aim to provide great cocktails and delicious locally sourced food without the attitude. The Cocktail list is an ever rotating list of house libations and classic rifts. The menu is forever evolving and changing so there is always

ROOT Liqueur Review and the ROOT Swizzle

I have actually had ROOT for some time but am just getting around to doing a proper review of it. When I first heard of this spirit being introduced, I could not wait to get my hands on some. ROOT is one of the most interesting liqueurs to have come along in quite some time.

The Commodore Cocktail: A Pink Cocktail With Hidden Fangs

I discovered this recipe while skimming through the 75th Anniversary Edition of Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide. The recipe calls for 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, which I did not have on hand. The notes for the drink state that this particular bourbon has a higher than average content of rye. I decided to go

Elks Own Cocktail

I came across this cocktail on Elk’s Own (special) Cocktail 1.5oz rye whiskey (Redemption Rye) .75oz Port (Noval Black) .5oz lemon juice .25oz simple syrup 1 egg white Combine all ingredients and dry shake for approximately 10secs. Then add ice and shake for another 10. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple