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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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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IT'S ALL HAPPENING. I am embarking on a great journey. 79 glorious DVDs of Baywatch, and it all starts now. The pilot has it all: panic, Malibu, piers. But you kinda know that going in. What you don't know is how you're going to be treated to 1989 fashion magic:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Baywatching
From my understanding, this is basically how a Kold Draft ice machine works (spraying on a cold plate), though I'm not sure it's ultra-sonic, just mist. As people mentioned somewhere on these posts, the aquarium pumps apparently don't break when they freeze since they're magnetic so it may not be that big of an issue. I guess either way there is a power cord to deal with.
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Here are a bunch of new drink books that have come out recently covering cocktail history, American drinking history, American beer history, essential drinks, drinking advice, and tropical cocktails from one of the world's best tiki bars. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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The first page is background about the category, and the rest are some bars in the US that specialize in the spirit, and usually other brandies as well. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Oui, vous êtes invités à utiliser la photo si vous incluez un lien vers les messages originaux sur Alcademics. Merci de demander.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2016 on A Visit to Cognac Paul Giraud at Alcademics.com
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I decided to interview one of the owners, Ryan Fitzgerald, on what he feels they did right and wrong, and what changed from initial plans, when opening San Francisco bar ABV. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Behold a slew of new whiskies, plus a certified gluten-free vodka, estate-distilled gin, American Campari, apple brandy, and more! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Whisky must be distilled from grains. Rice is a grain, so it can be whisky.
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That is very interesting. I wonder if the spices do something to inhibit bacteria growth.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on Simple Syrup: It's Good to be Rich at Alcademics.com
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I wrote a piece for Liquor.com on armagnac - not so much on armagnac generally, but on how bartenders might quickly describe to customers armagnac and how it's different from cognac. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Hey American barfolk: It's time for the annual Merlet Sidecar cocktail competition, and this year I'll be helping to judge the SF regionals. The gist: Enter a Sidecar variation and an original cocktail with Merlet products by June 28 (for West Coast and Southern regions), or by August 23 for Midwest and East coast comp From these entries a number will be selected to compete in regional competitions, making those same cocktails One winner from each of the regional competitions will go to New York to compete in the national competition on September 18th The overall winner gets a trip... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Alcademics.com
I had to put in country and yes twice, but then it worked for me. Please let me know if that doesn't work for you (let me know what country to put it) and I'll alert my contacts.
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I had to put in country and yes twice, but then it worked for me. Please let me know if that doesn't work for you (let me know what country to put it) and I'll alert my contacts.
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While some people report better success with small bubbles by boiling water, I haven't found success with that. My guess would be vibration from whatever you're sitting it on in the freezer and/or jostling in the freezer. The other thought would be that the insulating mug isn't the right one, in that the water in there is freezing too soon; though typically that would result in cloudy ice on the bottom of the ice ball rather than bubbles.
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In my latest story for PopularScience.com, I wrote about the new Hangar 1 Fog Point Vodka, which was diluted with fog-harvested water from San Francisco; most of it from beneath Sutro Tower on Twin Peaks. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Alcademics.com