This week’s top book pick is from the modern master of the cocktail himself, Dale DeGroff, and his The Essential Cocktail. Dale was and continues to be one of the leaders in bringing back the cocktail and elevating bartenders back to their rightful status as professionals and masters of their craft that was destroyed with the start of Prohibition. …Read More
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New from Mr. Boston, it’s Holiday Cocktails, a collection of seasonal drinks from top mixologists. Contributes include Gary Reagan, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Dale DeGroff, Jamie Boudreau, David Wondrich, Neyah White and many others.
Mr. Boston Holiday Cocktails will help entertain like a pro this Holiday Season. The books covers party basics, supplies lists, and has 78 recipes ranging from ‘Hot and Steamy’ to ‘Party Punches.’ In addition, trader secrets from bartenders are sprinkled throughout the … Read more
We had the pleasure to attended the recent Manhattan Cocktail Classic, held at the Astor Center. The day we spent was amazing, arriving around noon, I was immediately greeted be an amazing bar full of fresh ingredients and rare spirits.
I chatted for a bit and then headed into a session titled “Choosing the Right Glassware” lead by none other than Dale de Groff. If you don’t already know, Dale is a bartending legend and … Read more
This fall Pernod-Ricard has partnered with the Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) to bring the world an online version of their Bar Smarts bartender training, education and certification program.
Bar Smarts Wired takes one through 4 modules covering distillation, the spirits, mixology basics and practical applications of mixology. The $45 course is an amazing deal. You get a top-notch mixology program, complete with pdfs for easy reading and entertaining videos featuring the likes of Dan Wondrich … Read more
This is the first in a series of reports from Tales of the Cocktail 2009.
I arrived in New Orleans on Tuesday, the day before Tales of the Cocktail would be in full swing. Still, there were a few events scheduled for the evening. First off, the bloggers reception held at M.S. Rau Antiques on Royal Street. There, I was fortunate enough to meet many of my fellow cocktail bloggers and see some really amazing … Read more
This drink was popularized by Dale DeGroff at the Rainbow Room in the early 1990s. He served it to Madonna and entourage one night after the Grammy’s. The media loved the sight of the Material Girl sipping on the pink cocktail and the rest is history. Here’s his recipe! … Read more