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  • Rules For And Honorable Nightcap

    Rules For And Honorable Nightcap

    Rosie Schaap from the NYT writes a very precise list of rules to have in mind when having that last drink of the night, here’s the recap:

    A nightcap should be a one-off, not “one more” of whatever you’re drinking. Your last drink should be set apart, so pick something special, something to sip slowly; one serving of one spirit, neat… Continue reading the list

  • Tonight: Sonido Desconocido II at Hecho Salon-NYC- (Check out Their Cocktail Menu)

    Tonight: Sonido Desconocido II at Hecho Salon-NYC- (Check out Their Cocktail Menu)

    After moving his restaurant Hecho en Dumbo from Brooklyn to Manhattan, chef Danny Mena had to abandon the restaurant’s popular weekend musical gigs. Now the bands are back at Salon Hecho, the new cantina located next door to Hecho en Dumbo. -See Cocktail Menu-

  • Prima’s  New Cocktail Menu (NYC)

    Prima’s New Cocktail Menu (NYC)

    Freshly opened to the public Prima located in the East Village is Serving without pause from 8a ’til close (cocktail service start at 5 p.m.). The cocktail menu was carefully curated by Greg Seider (Summit bar), who had a hand in revamping Le Bernardin’s cocktail menu. See menu

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  • David Kaplan & Alex Day (Death & Co) Launch Chapter & Verse (L.A.)

    David Kaplan & Alex Day (Death & Co) Launch Chapter & Verse (L.A.)

    David Kaplan and Alex Day, the duo behind hospitality consultancy Proprietors, have set up a new headquarters and a cocktail lab in downtown’s Arts District, The Daily Dish reports.

  • Tonight: Milagro Tequila at ” Roustabouts” (1534 NYC)

    Tonight: Milagro Tequila at ” Roustabouts” (1534 NYC)

    Roustabouts is up and running again! The weekly series of guest bartenders will continue tonight at 1534 giving this weeks guest ‘tenders Jaime Salas National Ambassador for Milagro Tequila and Eryn Reece of Mayahuel…Read More

  • Best Singapore bar: “Tippling Club” (video)

    Best Singapore bar: “Tippling Club” (video)

    Just freshly ranked #23 in the list of World’s 50 best bars, Tippling Club is a trail blazing Singaporean space where the boundaries of cuisine and cocktail creativity are pushed (think of Aviary in Chicago) by award-winning mixologist Matthew Bax and executive chef Ryan Clift all wrapped up in a lush rainforest. Chef Ryan Clift and Matthew Bax have created one of Singapore’s coolest …Watch Video

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  • Tonight: Apotheke features live jazz on Mondays (Video)

    Tonight: Apotheke features live jazz on Mondays (Video)

    Mondays are the best night of the week here. Cole Ramstaad and his jazz band draw the crowds while the rest of the city is sleeping…watch video.

  • Introduction To Cocktail History

    Introduction To Cocktail History

    Here is a short slide show of previous presentations I’ve done put together for your entertainment.

  • New Libations: Bottle Fermented Cocktails

    New Libations: Bottle Fermented Cocktails

    I’m always fascinated with some of my fellow bartenders for their curiosity, resourcefulness and creativity when it comes to improving, creating or bringing back a new technique to savor cocktails. Jeff Josenhans bartender from the US Grant in San Diego is part of a small group of bartenders that are experimenting with a new breed of cocktails.

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  • Where To drink Saturday Night ? (Shaker and Company- London)

    Where To drink Saturday Night ? (Shaker and Company- London)

    London’s thirst for quality cocktail bars shows no sign of slowing down. The new addition is Shaker and Company which has a vague New Orleans-Prohibition-era vibe. The bar has bourbon street fans, crystal decanter chandeliers and an intimate Benedictine