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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Awakening to a World of Rum

Tales of the Cocktail, and the friends I made there, brought me a whole new appreciation for rum.  I always liked the stuff, but I usually would reach for brandies, whiskeys or gins.  I found myself hanging out one night in New Orleans with the Burrs, a father-son team of rum experts, and down…

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Ain’t No Party Like a Tiki Party!

This year’s Tiki Oasis has been a smash!  Parties, people, atmosphere and wicked sugary hangovers are the norm with these fez-wearing and fun-loving folks.  This year’s theme is Exotic Espionage and Polynesian Pulp.  The hotel hallways are full of spies and secret agents who have made it their mission to get rum drinks…

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Chaos of the Cocktail

I just left NOLA after completing my first Tales of the Cocktail.  The enormity of this booze industry event is hard to quantify.  I feel like I just ran a marathon, fought a protracted battle and possibly had one of the best times of my life.  I have the creeping guilty feeling that I…

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Wolves in the Comic Con Jungle

  July is a wild time in downtown San Diego.  Comic Con brings massive attention and action to our little California beach town.  For some of us we can forget about our baseball woes and our football failures, and for a few precious days it feels like we are in the cool center of the universe.  Our nerdy past (my…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Everyone has their own favorite way of celebrating Independence Day: Fireworks, barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers and waving flags and drinking beer.  Many of us like to drink a toast to celebrate Independence Day and rightly so.  After all, winning our independence was a crazy booze-fueled ride and we should toast it with pride,  teetotalers be damned!  We…

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Dad’s Gin

One day when looking for a present for my father the idea struck me to doctor up some gin.  I had a pretty bottle with a swing top that I wanted to use for something and I had plenty of gin. I have written before about my enjoyment of and…

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