Tag: cocktails

What to Expect in 2013 According to Professor Cocktail

Everybody likes predictions — especially when the predictor gets things horribly wrong and looks like a dolt. So here are my predictions for the spirituous world in 2013. Bookmark this page so you can come back in a year and see how I did. An end to whiskey insanity: The past few years have been crazy … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

“Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall.” –Charles Bukowski In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson gives advice on how to host a rum tasting. This … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

"The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude." –James Joyce In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson examines the explosion in the market for orange curacao liqueurs. More from Jason Wilson: in the Philadelphia Daily News: a guide to bar-hopping in Atlantic City. In the New York Times, Robert Simonson writes … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

“When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.” –Jimmy Breslin In the New York Times, Robert Simonson takes a Tiki tour around the greater New York area. More from Robert Simonson, also in the Times: some classic cocktails don't deserve to be rediscovered, … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.” –-Mark Twain In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson writes about Buffalo Trace Distillery's Single Oak Project. As I mentioned before, I find this fascinating. Also in the Washington Post, more from Jason Wilson: the James Hotel (New York and Chicago) … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off." –Philip Marlowe (Raymond Chandler) Get ready for Derby Day — Kyle Ford mixes up Mint Juleps for CNN, including 5 different variations. And don't forget Cinco de Mayo! In the … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

I had so many links this week, I decided to do a special edition. In the Wall Street Journal, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan discusses how to pair cocktails with food. In the Baltimore Sun, Eric Maza reveals that the trend of beer cocktails has made its way to Charm City. In Esquire Magazine, bartender Jay Porter (from … Read more