Tag: drinks

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

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day." –Frank Sinatra In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson shares his affection for grapefruit juice, along with his recipe for The 866 — another aquavit cocktail. Also in the Post, Daniel … Read more

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

I need a collection of pithy comments that I can use to kick off the weekly links round-up. Please send in your suggestions. In The Daily, Wayne Curtis investigates the drinking habits of our Founding Fathers. Those guys loved their booze. In the New York Times, Andy Isaacson visits Peru in search of pisco. I think … Read more

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

 If it's Wednesday, we must have links. Enjoy! In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson tries his hand at blending cognac in the cellars of Remy Martin. In the Philadelphia Daily News, Jason Wilson (the guy is everywhere!) visits the Hop Sing Laundromat — a laundry that serves booze! In the San Francisco Chronicle, Gary Regan … Read more

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

 The Professor is ill this week, so I'll be dismissing class a little early today. News from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is starting to trickle out, and one of the big winners was Knob Creek. The brand, owned by Jim Beam, was the category winner for Best Rye Whiskey (with Knob Creek Rye, … Read more

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

Another week, another round-up. Please send in your suggestions for next week. In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson makes limoncello for the first time. He includes a recipe — I think I'm going to have to try this. In the San Francisco Chronicle, Gary Regan writes about Glenmorangie scotch — including a recipe for the … Read more

The “Mad Men” and Their Cocktails: A Guide

Mad Men, the acclaimed AMC drama that recreates the smoky world of a 1960s Manhattan ad agency, returns on Sunday after a hiatus of nearly a year and a half. It's a great show: rich and textured, with sharp writing and strong acting. Plus, they drink a lot! In case you're thinking about throwing a … Read more

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

 We're back with this week's regularly scheduled linking. In The Daily Beast, Christopher Buckley writes about the perfect Martini. In The Atlantic, Wayne Curtis writes about the secret ingredient that so many spirits, especially herbal liqueurs, supposedly contain. (And to think: the Colonel stole his marketing campaign from Benedictine monks!) In the New York Times, Robert … Read more

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

Not surprisingly, there was a ton of coverage of Irish whiskeys and the like since our last links round-up. I decided to gather the best ones into this special post. Hopefully, reading it will help get you over that hangover. In the Philadelphia Daily News, the wise and knowledgable Jason Wilson writes about Irish whiskey. … Read more

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

With St. Patrick's Day coming up this weekend, a lot of folks have some drinking in their future. Here are some links to get you started. In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson presents the new standards for drinking like a girl. (Girly drinks are out. Kick-ass female bartenders are in.) In the New York Times, Robert … Read more

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

Here's a hand-crafted collection of links to brighten your week. In the San Francisco Chronicle, Gary Regan writes about cocktails and poetry, including a recipe for The Mute Appeal. In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson discusses what's happening with port today — the answer is: not much. But it is increasingly finding its way into … Read more