Amor y Amargo: A Bitters Tasting Room Review 

    Amor y Amargo has been around for five years and is a small bar in the drinking land of the lower east side. According to the NY Times: Amor y Amargo “was never meant to be a longstanding place,” Mr. DeRossi said. “It was meant to be a pop-up, but it was such a… Continue reading Amor y Amargo: A Bitters Tasting Room Review 

Negroni Week Is Here Try the Coffee Negroni & Negroni Slushy  

  Negroni Week launched in 2013, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, as a celebration of one of the worlds greatest cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. Over the last two years it has grown from 100 participating bars to over 1,300 and has raised over $120,000 for various… Continue reading Negroni Week Is Here Try the Coffee Negroni & Negroni Slushy  

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