Tiki 101: Understanding & Undertaking the Cult

When I first started getting into cocktails, Tiki drinks were a curiosity. I would see Greg from How to Drink ditch his plaid & apron for a Hawaiian shirt & eschew citrus zests for orchids, all while waxing poetically about complicated concoctions with rum, juices, & a multitude of other ingredients for which I had […]

Halloween Cocktail: The Frankenstein’s Monster

Halloween… Alcohol goes with it almost as well as candy, & there’s plenty of easy ways to elevate your All Saint’s Eve sipping: The White Lady, a bright & tart, yet silky smooth mixture of Gin, Lemon, Dry Triple Sec, & Egg White, inspired by the ghostly figures of European folklore. There’s the Corpse Reviver […]

Review: Smith & Cross

90% Cleaning & 10% paperwork. That’s the old joke about what life is actually like in a brewery. & since fermenting the distillate is basically the same as brewing beer, the same holds true for a distillery. Generally, fermentation takes place in large, stainless steel tanks with complex systems of pumps & valves. The cleaning […]