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Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial

I was recently summoned to the historic Haas-Lilienthal House in San Francisco for US unveiling of Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial.  Created over several years by Hendrick’s Gin Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, this quinine cordial was formulated to perfectly compliment Hendrick’s Gin. The recipe developed by Gracie was inspired by the work of 19th century chemist Thomas Whiffen. His pioneering work did much to develop the use of quinine in the 19th century.

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Spookify Your Halloween Drinks

This year take your Halloween party to the next level by serving some spooky cocktails.

Set Sail With Bowmore

In San Francisco, our summer happens in September and October when the fog recedes. The day happened to be one of those lovely days! Clear blue skies, sun shining bright in the sky and calm seas. That was a lucky thing.

Creating Interactions: An Interview with Bar Rescue’s John Taffer

John Taffer is the President of Bar & Nightclub Media and the Host of Spike TVs Bar Rescue (new episodes start October 6th!). I sat down (ok, had a call) with Mr. Taffer recently to discuss the new season of Bar Rescue and his years in the bar business. John has been creating and running bars for over 35 years. To say the least, he's seen it all.

Tailgating Drinks and Eats

Now that Football season is on full swing, we celebrate Tailgating Week!

10 Fun Facts for Bourbon Heritage Month [InfoGraphic]

Did you know? The U.S. Senate signed "Bourbon Heritage Month" into law in 2007, reinforcing the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon "America's Native Spirit"

Ameica’s Cup Final – Skyy Vodka vs Shellback Rum

The Amercia's Cup Final is taking place here in San Francisco and two local brands are racing for the trophy.

Happy National Rum Day

Today, August 16th, we celebrate rum, the wonderful spirit that is the base of many classic cocktails including the Daiquiri, Mai Tai and Piña Colada. Rum was instrumental in the growth of the American colonies, Australia and was a staple for British sailors until 1970.

Guinness Black Lager Beer Review

lack lager, you say? How is that possible, you say? We are talking about the folks at Guinness, so there. What they makes it black is the dark roasted barley.
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