Gifts for the Martini Lover

Gift giving guide for the martini lover in your life. Art, glassware, spirits and more!

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 theContinue reading “Getting in the Christmas Spirit”

The Definitive Guide to Scotch (For Beginners)

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, itContinue reading “The Definitive Guide to Scotch (For Beginners)”

Scotch for BEGINNERS

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, itContinue reading “Scotch for BEGINNERS”

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.  IContinue reading “The Old Fashioned Cocktail: Clearing it all up.”

The Definitive Guide to Vodka, Part 1: History

Here in the United States, there is the general misconception that vodka is just a flavorless addition, good only for making something alcoholic that otherwise wouldn’t be. This does absolutely no justice to the history of vodka and to the myriad of subtle differences that defines the spirit.