Buying spiced rum is cool, but you do know that you can make your own with the spice profile you prefer and none of the sugar, right? This simple technique for making spiced rum and incorporating it into a Dark and Stormy is one of my favorite little tricks.
I spent so many years on this site giving this poor woman a hard time that I thought I should just step up and make my own video about the Mint Julep. Because it’s not a Mojito made with bourbon: it’s an Old Fashioned made with mint. And I believe that when you look at | Read More
I gave this guy a hard time as well, but I don’t feel bad about it: he picks his nose during his own cocktail video, for fuck’s sake. And yeah, he goes on about how difficult it is to make a delicious Daiquiri the right way when in fact it’s one of the easiest things | Read More
Carbonating and bottling your own cocktails wasn’t always as prevalent as it is now. I learned this from some friends at Aviary in Chicago and once I felt confident enough to share it, I put it out there for everyone to use. It’s a fun little project and I still use it at home and | Read More
Since I’d been working with used Hudson whiskey barrels to age our cocktails at the bar, Tuthilltown Spirits graciously invited me out to collaborate on some barrel-aged cocktails with them in Upstate New York. Beautiful area and great great people, it was a really fun project to work on.
Back in January of 2011 I was invited to be a part of the Tequila Interchange Project. We spent a week experiencing distilleries, libraries, regulatory offices, and even the private homes of tequila producers in an effort to connect bartenders with the culture and heritage of traditionally produced tequila. So this is just a short | Read More
Here’s one of the very first cocktail videos I ever made: in a series with our friends at Imbibe Magazine. Look how young I was! Look at my little vest and tie! But in all seriousness it’s still a solid primer on the basics of shaking versus stirring, and a visual representation of why we | Read More