Seven Years Flip

This drink comes to us from the blog boozeinprettycups which is run by 2 Australian bartenders, Bill and Dee. This recipe was a collaboration between the two of them for a competition. It was originally named the Seven Year Stone Fruit Flip but despite being a mouthful was never officially renamed. Instead it just became

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

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: The Daiquiri #1

This is the original daiquiri, the classic. Its not frozen and its not fruity. Its pure, simple, and authentic. Measuring is essential in this drink. Too much lime and its too tart, too much sugar and its too sweet, too much booze and its near undrinkable. Daiquiri 2.5 oz White Rum (Flor de Caña Extra

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

Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky Review and the Bitter Awakening

For full disclosure I received this sample bottle from Van Gogh Imports. Tap 357 is a Canadian Rye Whisky crafted from cask-aged 3, 5, and 7 year old rye whiskies blended with pure Canadian maple syrup. It is distilled four times before being aged in used bourbon barrels. It is then combined with “Canada 1

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.