Articles Tagged: Tales of the Cocktail

Booze For Charity

post iconI 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 that 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 items. …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

Poptails Review – Literary Monday

post iconPoptails was made for this scorching summer heat! If you are wondering what poptails are, they are essentially popsicles made with booze. Yum! We received this book a few weeks ago and hadn’t gotten around to reviewing it. It’s hard to be excited about poptails when San Francisco has barely broken 70 this summer. However, we were inspired by the Oxley poptails that we had at the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail. As you can imagine, July in New Orleans is scorching hot with humidity so thick that you can cut it with a knife. It makes me sweat just thinking about it. Luckily, every day at high noon, Oxley served poptails made with their delicious gin. I was inspired. …Read More

DOTW Talks to Mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout

post iconA few months back, DOTW was lucky enough to sit down with Jacques Bezuidenhout, the brand ambassador for Partida Tequila. Jacques is an interesting fellow who is a master mixologist and tequila junkie. Not something that I would expect from a guy hailing from South Africa. Also, Jacques won the 2011 Brand Ambassador of the Year Award at Tales of the Cocktail. I imagine it being a little like being the Miss America of the cocktail world but I have to admit that I forgot to ask Jacques about. …Read More

Tales of the Cocktail – Vancouver

post iconTales of the Cocktail is going on the road to Vancouver BC. Drink of the Week will be heading up the coast to experience Tales North and sign a few copies of our book DIY Cocktails …Read More

The Innate Coolness of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

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This week is Fleet Week in San Francisco. For those of you unfamiliar with Fleet Week, basically San Francisco is invaded by a part of the US Navy and Marines. There are sailors everywhere. The Blue Angels fly around town. The bay is stocked with submarines and other aquatic vessels. And it’s pretty cool!

Fleet Week brought to mind our recent infatuation with Sailor Jerry since the man behind the rum was an actual Naval … Read more

Advanced Mixology: Margarita Sorbet

post iconMargarita sorbet … made using liquid nitrogen! …Read More

Pineapple Cilantro H2O

post iconA hydrating, low-calorie pineapple-cilantro cocktail made with infused water and vodka …Read More

Low-Calorie H2O Cocktails

post iconYou don’t need fake sugar to make a low-cal cocktail. Try infusing water! …Read More

Negroni

post iconNegroni: A unique, Italian cocktail with a fun history. …Read More

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