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

Cana Brava Rum Review

Cana Brava is the work of The 86 Co. which is made up of Simon Ford, Dushan Zaric & Jason Kosmos (founders of Employees Only), Malte Barnekow, and Kris Roth. Cana Brava is a 3 year old aged rum from the region of Herrar in Panama. It is made from raw sugar cane molasses that

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

The World’s Best Eggnog Recipe

I love eggnog! In fact who doesn’t love it. The word eggnog has murky origins. Some say that it comes from the word “noggin” which was a wooden cup used to serve alcohol. Others believe that its a contraction of the words “egg” and “grog”, which was a term used in Colonial America for that

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: La Florida Cocktail

The original drink appears in Trader Vic’s Bartenders Guide from 1972 and is sometimes referred to as the Floridita Cocktail. The La Florida Cocktail is the creation of Constantine Ribailagualt and was one of the signature drinks of the La Florida bar in Havana, Cuba. It’s name is strikingly similar to the Floridita Daiquiri but

The Journey to Eden Begins with Gin and Rhubarb

Sometimes you want something that is simple to prepare, light, and refreshing for those hot summer days. Many people turn to Gin and Tonic as that classic summer sipper or a crisp white wine. For that reason I have taken Gin and Proscecco in order to create the: The Journey to Eden 8 ozs London

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.