Educational

The Definitive Guide to Brandied Fruit

In honor of “National Brandied Fruit day” as decided by some entity somewhere, I’ve been contemplating making my own home-made brandied fruit and as usual, would take my readers through the journey with me. *I apologize now for the lack of photos and actually making the stuff I’m writing about.  Shortly after I wrote this… Continue reading The Definitive Guide to Brandied Fruit

Casual dining · Educational

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

I have a confession to make… I’ve never had EggNog.  I know! I’m sure you gasped audibly.  For whatever reason, we just never had it growing up, probably because my parents didn’t really drink and if you aren’t buying it to put alcohol in it, then you probably aren’t getting it at all.  By the… Continue reading Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Educational

The Old Fashioned Cocktail: Clearing it all up.

As with most classic cocktails, there is some contention regarding the proper way to make an Old Fashioned Cocktail.  I usually attribute this level of disagreement to the fact that the Old Fashioned and many other classics have their origins in the 1800’s… specifically, Mr. Boston’s bar book traces the Old Fashioned back to 1806.  I… Continue reading The Old Fashioned Cocktail: Clearing it all up.

Book Reviews · Educational

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 Sarita… Continue reading Book Review- Tequila: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico