Weekly news update

Brooklyn’s LeNell’s days are numbered.
Revered spirits shop owned by friend of MOTAC LeNell Smothers to close with no new home on the horizon. (more…)

New Orleans Magazine:
Five reasons why the Sazerac should be Louisiana’s official cocktail.
Granted, this is not the most pressing issue facing the legislature, but still alive (though barely) is the proposal to name the Sazerac as the state’s official cocktail. Early in the session the idea ran into flak from mostly upstate lawmakers who saw evil in giving sanction to an alcoholic drink. (more…)

The UK Morning Advertiser:
The Coburg Bar in the Connaught Hotel, Mayfair, crowned best place to drink in London by Time Out.
The bar, opened just six months ago, was rated top of the survey on quality of drinks, service and ambience from a list of 650 pubs and bars. (more…)

The Orange County Register:
Hot new drinks in the O.C.
Beverage manager Christopher Coon has been hard at work behind the bar to create delectable signature cocktails for the swanky new digs of chef Charlie Palmer’s new OC restaurant. (more…)

The Boston Herald:
Artisanal ingredients add to allure of classic cocktails.
Jackson Cannon fell into the intoxicating embrace of the classic American cocktail the day he read the scene in “The Sun Also Rises” in which Jake Barnes ducks into a Paris bar and orders a Jack Rose as he awaits the arrival of would-be lover Lady Brett Ashley.(more…)

Detroit MetroMix:
Five Questions with Bobby "G" Gleason.
In February, Bobby “G” Gleason broke the Guinness World Record for the most cocktails made in an hour — furiously pouring more than 250 original cocktails in 60 minutes. (more…)

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