Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gin Review: Caorunn Gin

Caorunn GinScottish GinGrade:(Highly Recommended)Price: $35 (750ml) Everybody knows Scotland makes great whiskey. The distillers of Caledonia have been crafting exquisite spirits for generations, becoming the envy of the distilling world. But now my ancestral homeland is starting to earn a reputation for quality gin as well. It makes sense. Making a good gin requires distilling … Read more

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Cocktails

September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. I know what you're thinking: Isn't that Cinco de Mayo? Good question! But no. September 16, 1810 was the day that the war of independence broke out between Mexico and Spain. (Mexico, of course, was part of the Spanish Empire back then, and under the rule of a Spanish Viceroy.) … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Announces the 2013 Antique Collection

Whisky lovers rejoice, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2013 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans can expect: Eagle Rare 17 Year Old The previous edition of this bourbon was honored with a Gold Medal … Read more

Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: New Recipe Book Coming Soon

Coming soon to Amazon is my first ebook: Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink. It will contain over 50 recipes for the famed Tiki cocktail, drawn from across the decades and around the world. Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde will guide you from the Zombie’s creation by Don the Beachcomber in 1934, all … Read more

The Premiere of Boardwalk Empire: What to Drink

  Boardwalk Empire, HBO's Emmy-winning show about Atlantic City gangsters during Prohibition, returns this Sunday for its fourth season. Naturally, there's a lot of bootlegging involved. Given Atlantic City's location, it was a prime location for rumrunners bringing illicit liquor into the country from Canada. And Canadian hooch usually meant whisky. Canadian Club, then produced … Read more

Video: The Mahiki Zombie (aka How To Set Your Bar on Fire)

I'm currently putting together an ebook of Zombie recipes, and one of the people kind enough to share his recipe with me was Georgi Radev of Mahiki, a popular Tiki bar in London. Georgi also shared this video demonstration of how they prepare and serve their version of the Zombie. Don't try this at home! … Read more

Whiskey Review: Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Hakushu 12 Year Old Single MaltJapanese WhiskyGrade:(Superb)Price: $60 (750ml) Japanese whisky has been steadily growing in popularity in the United States, but I hadn't had the opportunity to try any until recently. After enjoying a glass of Hakushu 12 Year Old, it's clear to see why this whisky is winning so many fans. Similar in style … Read more