Weekly news update

The Times-Picayune:

New Orleans best bartenders gather at the Museum of the American Cocktail

Every month, the Museum of the American Cocktail (Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St.) imports big-time bartenders from around the country to talk, mingle and demonstrate their skills with a mixing tin. On Monday, July 6, the museum shines a spotlight on our local talent. (more…)

Detroit Free Press:

Updated cocktails and offbeat lemonades are summer standouts

Now that it’s officially summer — and finally hot — it’s time to think about refreshing lemonades and cool cocktails. (more…)

San Francisco Chronicle:

A serious spot for tequila

New York is in a tizzy of new cocktail boites — Clover Club, Rye, Dutch Kills — but my one must-stop this past trip was to Mayahuel, the new project from Phil Ward, an East Coast bartender cocktail virtuoso (formerly at Death & Co.) who we’ve featured before and who has made the occasional appearance behind a San Francisco bar. (more…)

San Francisco Chronicle:

Hard doses of bitters lead to new cocktails

The bar that night was stocked with a fabulous array of spirits, liqueurs and all sorts of fanciful flavoring agents such as lemongrass-infused simple syrup, plus sparkling sake and an abundance of herbs, spices, fresh fruits and juices. But there was one thing missing from the backbar that really threw me off. There wasn’t a drop of vermouth to be seen. It’s a long story … (more…)

The New York Times:

Refreshing by definitions

A guide to bartending when the frost is on the glass. (more…)

New York Times:

It’s Not So Mysterious: The Secret Is in the Swizzle

When Katie Stipe, a bartender at the Clover Club in Boerum Hill, gets an order for a mojito, she recommends that the customer try a Queens Park Swizzle instead. (more…)

North County Times:

Tips for using hot new sweetener —- agave syrup

A cactus-based sugary syrup has become the latest darling of the alternative sweetener world. (more…)

Los Angeles Times:

Kick it with a new cocktail book this summer

The magazine Food & Wine has a new cocktail book out, and it’s really great for summer. (more…)


Eight great bars in London

London has its share of private members’ clubs—Shoreditch House, Groucho Club, Morton’s, to name just a few—which made some sense when these elitist clubs were among the few places where you could legally get a drink after 11 p.m. But not anymore. The licensing laws changed in 2005, and getting a decent drink, in a pleasant bar, has never been easier. (more…)

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