Articles Tagged: Dave Wondrich

Zombies Are Hot This Halloween

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Thanks to The Walking Dead, zombies are this year’s vampires. And that is saying something. So, what could be better this Halloween than dressing up as a zombie and serving up some Zombie cocktails? You couldn’t have a hotter theme for this year’s Halloween party.

According to the Dave Wondrich, the professor of liquid libations, the Zombie is an old drink. It was allegedly invented by Don the Beachcomber in the 1930s to provide … Read more

Star Spangled Punch

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This punch, created by Professor Dave Wondrich for Chilean Pisco, was designed to cool you off in the July heat.  Citrus and star fruit add bright complexity to every glass.

Didn’t know there was Chilean Pisco?  Didn’t know what Pisco is? Well it is a brandy from South America. Chilean Pisco is a spirit created by distilling wine made from grapes grown in the Coquimbo and Atacama regions of the country, fed with water that … Read more

Dave Wondrich’s Zombie

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Happy National Punch Day

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Punch originated in India but quickly gained popularity amongst European sailors who took advantage of the abundance of Caribbean sugar cane. Sugar was perfect ingredient for their new drink of choice. Hindi for “five,” a true punch is composed of five main components: sugar, water, citrus, spice, and alcohol. When punch arrived in the new world, many drinkers relished the taste, texture and simplicity of the drink, and enjoyed sharing it in large quantities. “It’s … Read more

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap Up

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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