Bitters Lab

Well, it is all happening very fast.  Boy Drinks World is a business.  I was delivered my first order of commercial grade 190 proof NGA (neutral grain alcohol).  I spent my morning in my rented lab (kitchen) hard at work drying citrus peel and chopping serrano peppers.  I am going…

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Good Wood

Part company mascot and part bitters aging vessel, I am stoked on this great gift. I think I will fill it with Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice.   For more gifts check out… Twelve Days of Mixology: Holiday Gift Guide

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Surfer Girls and Kayak Love

I haven’t posted many recipes lately.   I’ve been focusing on bitters and other concoctions and videos.  After I finished making my prototype batch of passion fruit bitters, I had a dilemma; the bitters were delicious and smelled wonderful but I had no idea what to try them out in.  Tiki drinks seemed…

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“Long” In The Translation

A critical ingredient in making bitters is one or more bitter herbs.  The grapefruit bitters I set out to make called for gentian as its bittering herb.  I suppose I could have ordered online but that would be too easy.  It was also unclear from the recipe whether I needed a powder, a liquid…

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A Bitter, Bitter World

The availability of cocktail bitters in southern California is, at the moment, sparse at best.  It seems that the cocktail boom has created a flood of new bitters makers everywhere but here.  I imagine that in places like New York, bitters of every variety are flooding the shelves.  In San Diego,…

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