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Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails – Literary Monday

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Many, many moons ago, and not too long after we started DOTW (and before the recent cocktail revolution), we made a journey to Paris.  We were excited to try the Bar Hemingway at the Ritz (where we were turned away for not being dressed nice enough) and even more excited to try Harry’s Bar.  I am a huge fan of the Sidecar.  I have written many times of my love for that drink.  It has … Read more

Ice Balls and Free Scotch with The Macallan

The Macallan brought their road show to SF this week with loads of their amazing single malt scotch and ice balls! If you see this guy around town this weekend, make sure to have him buy you a few fingers of Macallan.

Is The Macallan coming to your town? Check here.

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Vodka Distilled – Literary Monday

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Tony Abou-Ganim, one of America’s elder statesmen of mixology, recently released Vodka Distilled: The Modern Mixologist on Vodka and Vodka Cocktails, a masterpiece on the subject of Vodka.  Vodka is America’s most consumed spirit but is largely on the outs with the cocktail crowd.  Mr. Abou-Ganim thinks that this is an unfortunate state of affairs, and I happen to agree with him.  The same folks that might be guilty of sneering at the Cosmo or … Read more

Drink What They Drink On Mad Men

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With another season of Mad Men starting up, w thought we’d dip in the archive and pull out some classic they’d be enjoying in the 1960s. Along with the hard drinking classics like Martinis and Manhattan’s, we see Vodka creeping onto the scene with the Moscow Mule and others. I choose a few tropical drinks, as the word is out that this season starts with a trip to Hawaii.  All three drinks are Waikiki stalwarts … Read more

Blessed Honeycomb Cocktail

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The Nature Conservancy is into Cocktail Culture! They had mixologist Ektoras Binikos create the Blessed Honeycomb Cocktail to celebrate Spring!

The cocktail uses single varietal honey from Bee Raw, which sources its honey from family-owned apiaries across the country. Each variety is derived from a single floral source, giving it distinct color, flavor and aroma; the Basswood honey used in this recipe features herbal notes and a clean finish.… Read more

Every Drink in Every Episode of Mad Men – Video

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from the folks at Slacktory.com

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Win $5000 – The Star of the Bar Competition – Chicago

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(CHICAGO) — The National Restaurant Association invites professional mixologists to show off their most creative cocktail talents using American Harvest Organic Vodka to vie for the sought-after title of Star of the Bar. The competition, which features a $5,000 cash prize, will take place at the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB) at NRA Show 2013 with the winner being selected at the Restaurants Rock party on Sunday, May 19 with special guest judges,

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Happy National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

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Two treats for National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. We recommend having the drink first then the awesomest PB & J ever.

Ever wonder where it got started? According, to Wikipedia,

The first reference of peanut butter paired with jelly on bread was rumored to be published in the United States by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901. By the late 1920s, this sandwich eventually moved down the class structure as the price of peanut butter

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Win $1000 – The Perfect Flavor Artist Contest

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Napa, California — Black Dragon, Mad Mary, Hot Summer Day Sorbet – You create it, you name it. In a new nationwide contest celebrating The Perfect Purée’s 25th anniversary, chefs and bar artists are invited to share their original recipes showcasing The Perfect Purée’s products.

Beginning April 1, The Perfect Purée Perfect Flavor Artist contest will accept video submissions of foodservice professionals demonstrating how they use the company’s products in original dishes or beverages. One … Read more

5 Trends We Found at the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Show

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We recently attended the Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas and here’s 5 trends we saw emerge from the 700 plus exhibitors.

    John Taffer –  He’s everywhere.  He’s the President of the NCB, he’s the host of Spike TVs Bar rescue, he rescued hundreds of bars and nightclubs. I was a bit skeptical, after merely watching a few Bar Rescue episodes. But, I met a few owners he’s helped and I quote”everything Jon told

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