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  • BOYD & BLAIR Top Vodka In The World (F. Paul Pacult)

    BOYD & BLAIR Top Vodka In The World (F. Paul Pacult)

    It seems the category of vodka continues to take 2 steps back( with its relentless introduction of marshmallow, cupcake and whip cream artificial flavors) and one step forward. One brand that is moving vodka to more respectable territories is BOYD & BLAIR.

  • Best Pics You Guys Submitted In November

    Best Pics You Guys Submitted In November

    Thanks to all the cocktail geeks that follow this blog, These are a few of the best pics you guys shared in November with the community. Keep them coming!

  • Absinthe Table Side Service At 1833 (Monterey,CA)

    Absinthe Table Side Service At 1833 (Monterey,CA)

    Spirit and cocktail Carts seem to be gaining favor in restaurants, adding drama and theatrics to the dinners experience. Restaurant 1833 in Monterey is featuring an absinthe cart which features more than a dozen brands. The servers offer two preparations that involve fire and mixing. In this video you’ll see the Russian Flaming Style.

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  • Camber Lay Takes Over Cocktail Program at Parallel 37 (San Francisco)

    Camber Lay Takes Over Cocktail Program at Parallel 37 (San Francisco)

    To run the bar side of the operation, Parallel 37 has hired Camber Lay, who earned Chronicle Bar Star status in 2008 while at Epic Roasthouse. She’s since been at Town Hall, and also lists places like Frisson and Range on her resume.

  • Mark The Moment: Join Us at The Nights of Passage

    Mark The Moment: Join Us at The Nights of Passage

    For those who have a passion for fine scotch, their introduction to single malt was a life-defining event. Now is your chance to share that passion with a close friend at The Glenlivet Nights of Passage in New York from November 28th to December 2nd.

  • “Plume” Cocktail By Tony Coniglario

    “Plume” Cocktail By Tony Coniglario

    Tony Coniglario is in my eyes the best bartender in Europe right now. His take on cocktail design is fascinating, always pushing the envelop but keeping his libations classically grounded. Here is his creation “Plume”:

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  • Launch of Highland Park Drakkar Single Malt

    Launch of Highland Park Drakkar Single Malt

    Highland Park has launched its latest expression, said to be inspired by the Viking heritage of the Orkney Islands, exclusively with Gebr Heinemann this week. The 40% ABV peated single malt expression follows the brand’s Earl Magnus editions in celebrating the Orkney Islands’ Viking heritage…Read More

  • The Science Of 69 Colebrooke Row (London)-Video-

    The Science Of 69 Colebrooke Row (London)-Video-

    Tony Conigliaro is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s pioneering drinks creators, and is continually working to break the boundaries surrounding drinking experiences. Having worked as a bartender for many years in places such as Isola and Shochu Lounge in London…Read More

  • How To Make A Classic “Blood And Sand” Cocktail by Andres Aleman

    How To Make A Classic “Blood And Sand” Cocktail by Andres Aleman

    Our next cocktail is one of the few classic cocktails that calls for Scotch. The” Blood and Sand” a citrus, sweet and tart cocktail with a little hint of smoke coming from the scotch. It was created after 1922 Rudolph Valentino’s movie with the same.It is very simple to memorize this recipe because it calls for equal parts of all its ingredients.

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  • Where To Drink Friday Night? (Neat-L.A.)

    Where To Drink Friday Night? (Neat-L.A.)

    Bartender Aidan Demarest for his bar Neat has replaced handcrafted mixed drinks for spirits in their purest state. Offering more than 300 bottles of carefully curated spirits, which he serves straight up with a chaser of soda, fresh fruit juice or beer.