Imbibe: A Book Review

The amount of research, work, and passion that went into this project is evident in every single page and it makes me excited to read more of Mr.Wondrich’s work.

The Champagne Cocktail

I would describe the champagne cocktail as everything that I’ve been searching for in hard cider and haven’t been able to find.  It is slightly sweet, the bitters give it depth and character, it’s refreshing but not fruit-punch refreshing and the carbonation is just right.  It’s what hard ciders want to be (and hopefully with the rise in craft ciders, will be soon).

Megan Campbell- Showcase #1

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 creatingContinue reading “Megan Campbell- Showcase #1”

Interview with Megan Campbell- Showcase #1

Our first Spirit Sirens Showcase, where we celebrate women in the food and beverage industry! Today we are interviewing Megan Campbell.  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 andContinue reading “Interview with Megan Campbell- Showcase #1”

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 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 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”