Articles Tagged: mixologists

5 Drinking Tends That Can Die in 2013

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Trends come and go. Here’s a few I like to see go.

Too much Amaro
Ok we get it. Amaro can add some great flavor and balance to your drink. Ever since the “discovery” of pre-prohibition cocktails, Amaros have been the cat’s meow with bartenders. Stop it. Having Amaro in every drink on your menu does not make a “craft cocktail” bar. Let’s do what the Italians do and sip Amaro after a big meal.  … Read more

Mezcal Manhattan

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This drink is a twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. As you probably guessed its made with Mezcal replacing the Bourbon or Rye. In this case I used Scorpion Reposado that is aged in oak casks for 6 months which gives it a smokey flavor but, also nice warm wood tones as well.

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Living Shadow

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To celebrate the premiere of American Horror Story: The Asylum, top LA mixologist Rob Floyd created Basil Hayden’s Living Shadow.celebrate the premiere of American Horror Story: The Asylum This cocktail combines the tartness of red grapes and lemon juice with spicy Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, and in an ode to the show’s delightfully disturbing tone, the libation is then topped off with an eerie red wine float! And the spicy finish?… It’s to die for!

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21st Century “Soda” Jerk Off

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The Tempest Bar in San Francisco was the site a Jerk Off competition, a Soda Jerk competition.  Given the sad decline of the soda fountain in the United States, we can only imagine that it was the first soda competition that has happened since the 1950′s when soda fountains were in there full glory.  We can only hope that the Jerk Off is a harbinger of things to come because the sodas at the Jerk … Read more

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail 2012

post iconThis past week marked the 10th installment of New Orleans mixology orgy, Tales of the Cocktail. It is by far the largest celebration of cocktail culture in the country. Tales (as it called by ‘vets’) is a who’s who of bartenders, journalists and brands. It is a wonderland for up and coming barterers and enthusiasts. …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

Peanut Manhattan

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This drink was inspired from my adoration of Orgeat Syrup, and I had an ah-hah moment when I thought…why not try nut infused spirits or liqueurs.

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The New North Beach

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This week’s drink was is an original creation of mixologist Ben Smith of 15 Romolo in San Francisco. In his words:

“It’s kind of a play off a Trinidad Sour. Which is 2 oz Angostura bitters and 1 oz lemon. The New North Beach is a contemporary version with hints of vanilla from the carpano and light notes of cinnamon and spice from the amaro balanced with the acid of lemon, all rounded out by

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Monsieur Hayden

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In honor of one of spring’s most anticipated romantic comedies, Think Like A Man, Basil Hayden’s teamed up with top Austin mixologist, Rob Pate, to create Basil Hayden’s Monsieur Hayden. The cocktail is inspired by the Boulevardier, a classic bourbon cocktali that’s been enjoyed by men around the world for almost 100 years! Monsieur Hayden combines ingredients like Campari, citrusy Cocchi Americano aperitif and ginger juice with spicy Basil Hayden’s to create a bold bourbon … Read more

Triple Crown Julep

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