The Smoked Cocktail

In case you couldn’t tell, I love a good smokey cocktail. Something about the flavor just does it for me, whether on a cool day, to…

Smoke Signal

Ingredients: 2oz Rye .25oz Lapsang Souchong Demerara Syrup 3 dashes Angostura 3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters 3 dashes Maple Bitters Smoked Hickory Chips Flamed Orange Twist…

filtered vs unfiltered vodka

In recent years, vodka makers have rediscovered the ancient art of pot distilling. In contrast to the column distilling process, pot distilling is very hands-on. Any industrial ethanol producer can make no-frills vodka by the megaton with column stills. But making small-batch vodka by a pot still takes an artisan. The process is much like that of crafting a single …

why you need Oversized Ice Cubes

A great cocktail shouldn’t have just any ice cubes — a drink deserves more than the average refrigerator ice cubes from the tray. In recent years a trend has taken over bars and restaurants — not only are special machines used to create crystal clear ice cubes, but ice cubes are now getting bigger and bigger. You shouldn’t be surprised …

Apple and Snake

Ingredients: .5oz Peat Monster .5oz Rittenhouse Rye 1oz Dolin Genepy des Alpes .75oz Apple Brandy Smoked Applewood chips Instructions: Add the Peat Monster Scotch, Rittenhouse Rye,…

Sunset in the Garden

Ingredients: 1oz Nolet’s Silver Gin 1oz Aperol 1oz Cocchi Americano .25oz Cointreau .5oz Lemon Juice 1 dash Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate 6 drops Orange Flower Water…

Calisaya

A previously lost ingredient in the US with a history almost 400 years long, Calisaya has been recently revived. Haven’t heard of it? Read on to…