The Flavor Bible – A Book Review

A review of The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. How to use it in creating new cocktails, working with the seasons, and infusing spirits.

Book Review- Tequila: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico

To say that this book was not what I expected would be a grave understatement.  I think it ought to have tipped me off that the reviews on the jacket were all from professors and Mexican authors, rather than other bar/cocktail connoisseurs.  So, too, should I have paid more attention to the author, Marie SaritaContinue reading “Book Review- Tequila: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico”

Tequila: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico – A Book Review

A Book Review of Tequila! Distilling the Spirit of Mexico by Marie Sarita Gaytan. A fascinating look into the history of distillation in Mexico and how it is affected (and effects) the culture and the people.

The Art of American Whiskey – A book review

Before I get into this review, I want to explain why I am so utterly lacking in Whiskey knowledge, when I know so much about other spirits… In the first bar I worked at, where I became a bartender and discovered my passion for the industry, we had: 5 vodka brands, 4 gin brands, 3Continue reading “The Art of American Whiskey – A book review”

The Drunken Botanist- A book review

Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanast  conveniently on sale right now for $9 on Amazon I don’t say this about many books, but this one is hands down one of the best things I have ever read.  Right off the bat, let’s get this out of the way: I recommend it.  If you stopped reading right nowContinue reading “The Drunken Botanist- A book review”

Liquid Intelligence – A Book Review

Shortly after I finished reading my first alcohol book (The Drunken Botanist), I found myself desperately searching for something that could measure up to it and could teach me the things I needed to know.  Upon receiving many recommendations for Liquid Intelligence, I decided to purchase it for Kindle, since I couldn’t wait for itContinue reading “Liquid Intelligence – A Book Review”

Smuggler’s Cove – Book Review

It occurred to me recently (today) as I was talking to one of my regulars about the merits of a book I had recently finished, that that is a spectacular idea for a blog post! Smugglers Cove: Exotic cocktails, Rum and the cult of Tiki by: Martin Cate (& Rebecca Cate) I purchased the hardcover becauseContinue reading “Smuggler’s Cove – Book Review”