San Francisco Chronicle:
Bringing the artisanal cocktail home.
Scott Beattie may no longer be bartending at Cyrus, the Healdsburg restaurant where he helped inspire the term "bar chef" with his devotion to high-quality ingredients and careful attention to technique and tradition. But as an extreme example of the local, seasonal cooking movement…(more…)
Apotheke’s $195 cocktails, blazing shots of absinthe.
Albert Trummer works out of an old opium den, plays with fire, studies murderers and infuses his own absinthe. Don’t call the cops just yet. Let him make you a drink; in fact, let him make you five.(more…)
KC Bartender’s favorite drink: Scott Beskow and Noah Robinson.
Scott Beskow and Noah Robinson both work at M&S Grill on the Plaza, one of the few scratch bars in Kansas City. Scratch meaning absolutely nothing made from a mix, which explains the huge bowls of oranges and lemons from which both bartenders regularly draw.(more…)