The Upper East Sider

After watching several Jamie Boudreaux videos on “molecular mixology,” I found myself a bit torn.  The techniques are fantastic, but I am a purist.  The classics are my bread and butter.  I often reject cocktails that push the envelope too far afield from the simple majesty of the unadulterated classics….

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San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale

Come see me at the San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale I will be selling bourbon cakes.  Warning these cakes are made with boubon, lots of bourbon.  Would you expect anything less?  You really don’t want to miss these. Another Round? Autumn at Kous Kous Re-Visited Hey, that smells kinda like Vietnamese food Wolves…

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The Maker’s Mark Shell Game

I have always had love for Maker’s Mark Bourbon; it is an American Classic, an institution. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, Maker’s Mark announced that they would be changing the bottled proof of their bourbon from 90 to 84.  Not changing the recipe, just…

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Coffee-Bourbon

  My friend asked me the other day about coffee-bourbon.  I didn’t really know what to tell him other than recommending some bourbons.  At the BDW Global laboratory (my kitchen) we typically use Rebel Yell Bourbon for glazes and for cooking.  Rebel Yell is a quality wheated bourbon that is…

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Evolutionary Drinking

I started drinking like most of us.  I would watch the adults around me.  In a way I was lucky, my father was a regular drinker if not a heavy drinker.  Some of my family would have wine at every meal and sometimes an after dinner drink. My father drinks gin and…

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The Cat-Hatten

Dubonnet, a spicy fortified wine with the bitter tang of quinine, is a great choice to replace vermouth if you want to shake up a traditional cocktail. This drink substitutes the traditional vermouth in the Manhatten with Dubonnet Rouge, and is called the Dubonnet Manhattan or, as I prefer, The…

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New Year New Drink

So I haven’t posted in some time. I haven’t forgot. I have been learning. Changing my understanding of the way cocktails work. As well as the way they are viewed and applied in our lives. I hope that as I learn I can inform and entertain. Anyway, new cocktail: The…

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