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Gourd to glass
In late July, when a mysterious, creeping sugar pumpkin vine emerged from my compost pile, I started thinking about...
I’ve been asked by bar customers to make some pretty ridiculous drinks in my day—Sex with Alligators, a Duck Fart, a...
A “global whiskey renaissance”—that’s what the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States is calling the trend in...
“Yeah, that’s a Special Order Item. You need to submit a Special Order form.” “I know, I submitted a Special Order...
Local barkeeps share their favorite classic cocktail recipes
A wise man once wrote: “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is...
Baffle and impress guests at your next party with some...
I’ve done this several times, all with the same result. I hand a patron a translucent, orange-tinged beverage. They...
The great divide
Those of you who know me know that I’m a champion of the little guy. I root the for the apron-clad shop owner, the...
Quin-kee-what? Local winemaker enlightens the masses on...
I distinctly remember the aromas of Tanqueray gin and Myers’s rum from my days as a country club bartender in...
Milli Joe owner schools coffee-illiterate bartender on...
I spent all of January getting everything in order to open a serious cocktail bar Downtown. Several weeks went into...
Bitterly good? Bitter-tasting medicines from human...
When it comes to the human palate, the perception of the flavor “bitter” is bitterly controversial. As far back as 60...
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Pick: Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Pick: Patrick Costello’s “Ceding Ground II”