Articles Tagged: Bon Vivants

Nick Strangeway on Absolut Craft Herbaceous Lemon

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We recently met bartender Nick Strageway at San Francisco’s Tick Dog to learn about his new line of all natural vodkas, Absolut Craft. Created by a master bartender, Absolut Craft was made specifically for bartending pros.

In the video below, Strangeway discusses the process of creating the Herbaceous Lemon, which contains no lemon at all. Rather, the vodka is made using a combination of lemon myrtle, lemon thyme, lemongrass and other other flavors that are … Read more

Booze For Charity

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I was a spectator at the Macallan Ice Ball Plunge at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail when I was struck with an epiphany. The booze industry is even more philanthropic than I thought. Almost every person in the industry we know has donated time, booze, classes, swag and more. Even DOTW has gotten into the act, sponsoring the Martini Luge at the Silicon Valley Humane Society’s Fur Ball and donating multiple classes as fundraising … Read more

Cocktail Books To Give For The Holidays

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There is no better gift to give this season that an amazing cocktail book.  These books are perfect for your favorite or not so favorite person.  And, the best thing is that these books keep on giving!  By teaching a person how to unleash their inner mixologist, these books benefit everyone in their life.  Really, who doesn’t like to be served a kick-ass cocktail when going to a friend’s barbeque or a co-worker’s cocktail party … Read more

Portland Cocktail Week RoundUp

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A few weeks back, we headed up to Portland, Oregon for Portland Cocktail Week an amazing three day festival of drink seminars, cocktail competitions and parties! The event was put on by our friends at Lush Life Productions.

Some of the best and brightest in the cocktail world gathered for Portland Cocktail Week and it went by in a blur. We met up with old friends and made many new ones as we boned up … Read more