Our first Spirit Sirens Showcase, where we celebrate women in the food and beverage industry! Look for more Here! Where do you work currently and what do you do? I work at Fire Station No.1 in Old Town Peoria, home of Lucidi Distilling Co. I am a bartender and mixologist there, I’m responsible for creating… Continue reading Megan Campbell- Showcase #1
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
I recently had the pleasure of discovering that there are some changes coming in my life… specifically about 300 bottles worth of Whiskey related changes. The distillery I work at is changing it’s licencing and we are to begin carrying the largest selection of whiskey in Arizona. While I am so so excited about this, it… Continue reading Scotch for BEGINNERS
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.
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
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, 3… Continue reading The Art of American Whiskey – 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 now… Continue reading The Drunken Botanist- A book review