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A few new books that have arrived this summer with themes of drinking like a politician, drinking like an adult, drinking Cuban cocktails, and in probably a first for this series, a fiction book about moonshiners. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Alcademics.com
Lol that is awesome, thanks again for sharing!
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The two day rum extravaganza will take place August 26-27 at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street and will include events, seminars, and tasting rooms featuring rum luminaries from around the world. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Hi - Well per volume I was getting nearly 50% sugar to the initial liquid so that's a good place to start. Of course the flavor changes a bit (high note aromatics like citrus disappear) so you'll probably have to take that into account as well.
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It probably didn't exist yet when I did this test in 2008.
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It's a relatively quiet month here at New Booze, most likely because everyone was busy at Tales of the Cocktail. For new releases (and in a couple cases new-to-me releases instead) include 2 whiskies, 3 rums, and a liqueur. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Alcademics.com
I've had a few other Lost Spirits products and their interpretation of barrel aging can be a bit overwhelming, but for this one because of the heavy smoke it seemed to balance out their process better. That's my 'one sip after a million other drinks' review.
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You're most welcome. It's a confusing subject!
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Should you distill a whisky in Scotland and export it for additional aging it is no longer scotch whisky. Here are a couple of new products that do just that. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Sorry I haven't done it myself so I'm no expert on almond shucking.
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Pokemon Go is taking America by storm, but if you want in on the action without leaving the comfort of your home bar you might try making these Pokemon-themed ice balls instead. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Thanks - It's taken me forever to get it straight.
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What is the difference between sweet almonds, bitter almonds, and cherry, apricot, and peach pits? This entry hopes to make that clear. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Behold the new liquor releases that came out in June or are coming soon. There is a lot of gin and brandy, and some fancy scotch too. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Decorative trash cans as ice buckets? Check. Bitters that hang from the ceiling rather than take up space on the bar shelf? Check. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Alan Kropf and Matthew Noel made a short film about Japanese bartending in which they interviewed knowledgeable US bartenders, filmed working Japanese bartenders, and also had me say a few things. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Drinking through the menu at the new PCH Pacific Cocktail Haven opening in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Thanks! C
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They bottle it in batches, so most of the time they're not actively bottling I'd assume (until production gets very large). It's very much not-visitor-equipped as it's just a plain warehouse, so unfortunately I can't assist. Maybe someday they'll move to a nicer facility....
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On June 13, Mission bar Asiento hosted the San Francisco regionals of the Disaronno Mixing Star challenge. Five bartenders from the day will have drinks go into the next round in consideration to be published in a print book by Simon Difford. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Thank you for this detailed information and tips!
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Hot enough for ya? Oh boy is it! The beaches in the LA area are jam-packed, and there aren't enough lifeguards to go around! The life guard station is overrun with children separated from their parents. But Parker Stevenson has a hot decision of his own to make: will he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Baywatching
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PEER PRESSURE! Remember when that was a thing? Well it's certainly a thing for Mitch Buchanan (David Hasselhoff)'s son Hobie in this somewhat annoying episode of Baywatch. Why annoying? Because Hobie One sucks. In the first season of Baywatch they have a different Hobie than in the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Baywatching
I think that a lot of tonic syrups taste great with not a ton of color (and I assume less quinine too). As for testing, this is something I'm going to be researching soon before a seminar I'm giving in July, as it would be good to know how much really gets into the final drink with different syrups. Hopefully I'll have information to share here in Alcademics in a couple months.
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A drink-through of the new cocktail menu at Tradition in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Alcademics.com