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  • Bitters: A Spirited History Of A Classic Cure-All (Book review)

    Bitters: A Spirited History Of A Classic Cure-All (Book review)

    What’s a cocktail without bitters? They are the seasoning, the ingredient that can turn good libations into killer ones. You may or may not be able to pinpoint the taste, but without it, everything has a certain flatness.

    Bitters has alway been part of the foundation of a cocktail. The first published definition of the Cocktail…Read more

  • Domaine de Canton Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Is BACK!

    Domaine de Canton Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Is BACK!

    Domaine de Canton has released the invitation to the 2012 Bartender of the Year Competition. To enter, all you need to do is submit an original cocktail recipe featuring Domaine de Canton, and the submission deadline is….Read more.

  • World’s 50 Best Bars 2011

    World’s 50 Best Bars 2011

    The 2011 World’s 50 Best Bars list has been published, in partnership with sponsor Stolichnaya. This year, New York speakeasy PDT (Please Don’t Tell) took the top spot, with London hotel bars The Connaught and the Artesian in second and third place.

    1. PDT, New York

    2 Connaught, London

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  • The Macallan and Roja Dove -The Power Of Aroma Video-

    The Macallan and Roja Dove -The Power Of Aroma Video-

    Getting past the overwhelming burst of firey alcohol that whiskey carries can be a tricky business. Remarking on the difficulties sometimes faced by verbalizing a whisky tasting experience, The Macallan has teamed up with Roja Dove a fragrance specialist…Read More

  • Trinidad Sour By Giuseppe Gonzalez

    Trinidad Sour By Giuseppe Gonzalez

    The Trinidad Sour a creation of Giuseppe Gonzalez that calls for 1 1/2 oz of Angostura Bitters as the base for this cocktail ( to check out another cocktail with Bitters as its base click here). This cocktail is a variation on The Trinidad Especial by Valentino Bolognese.

  • “Raise The Macallan” A Complimentary Tasting in SoHo (Nov 2)

    “Raise The Macallan” A Complimentary Tasting in SoHo (Nov 2)

    You are cordially invited to join Macallan at Their Single Malt Tasting event in SoHo. Macallan will be giving you an introduction to some of their award winning whiskies; all you need to do is sign-up and pick one of the seven dates:

    RSVP – Required

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  • Johnnie Walker Complimentary Tasting Event in SoHo (Nov 2-19)

    Johnnie Walker Complimentary Tasting Event in SoHo (Nov 2-19)

    Starting tonight and through November 19, Johnnie Walker is presenting a series of tastings down in Soho. Savor a selection of the world-famous blends, enjoy one-on-one access to this Scotch Whisky and mingle with a hand-picked crowd – all against the backdrop of an exclusive SoHo lounge, reserved just for the holidays. Register now time slots are filling up quickly!

  • Cure Crew to launch New Bar at Hotel Modern (NOLA)

    Cure Crew to launch New Bar at Hotel Modern (NOLA)

    Riding on yesterdays blog post about Cure and the “Gunshop Fizz”, the crew behind this New Orleans bar is planning to open a new concept at The Hotel Modern set to debut this fall. Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal and Matthew Kohnke, the crew behind this new venture called Bellocq…Read More

  • “The Gunshop Fizz” (Video)

    “The Gunshop Fizz” (Video)

    On my last trip to “Tales of the Cocktail” I had the chance to visit Cure, one of NOLA’s finest bars, where I made a […]

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  • October’s Best Pics You Guys Submitted

    October’s Best Pics You Guys Submitted

    Thanks to all the cocktail geeks that follow this blog, These are a few of the best pics you guys shared in October with the […]