Drinks Around Town

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MIDORI SOUR

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I just made an amazing Midori Sour. No, really, I did. Those words have been an oxymoron since I first started making (really bad) Midori Sours back in Australia around the mid 90s. Midori has always been a popular drink More

FALL 2014

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Funnily enough, I actually have a drink on the menu at Bacchanal called ‘Fall 2014’. I’ve been a ‘seasonal’ cocktail guy since I can remember and yet over the last year or so, I’ve been thinking about developing one cocktail More

TRUFFLE WHISKEY SOUR

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I can still taste it after all these years. There’s a dish called fettucine al tartufovo that not only still haunts me, but it has inspired a technique that I’ve applied to my drink-making arsenal in recent years. The dish More

CHILE CHOCOLATE MARGARITA

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There are very few drinks that contain chocolate that taste any good. The 20th Century – from the 1937 Café Royal Bar Guide – is perhaps the only iteration that offers any credibility. And my Chocolate Negroni might well be More

CHARTREUSE SWIZZLE

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I remember it very clearly, the first time I tried the Chartreuse Swizzle. It was at the Clock Bar inside the Westin Hotel in San Francisco. It was served to me by a lovely chap named Marco Dionysos, a career More

OLIVES 7 WAYS

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This is a wonderful article written by Robert Simonson and published in the New York Times Dining section on my re-interpretation of the often maligned Dirty Martini, a drink I typically despise. This project has been a labor of love More

AUTUMN 2013

AUTUMN So it’s now well and truly Autumn, or what Americans might call the ‘Fall’. Whatever. This is a damn tasty drink if I do say so and includes several flavors that epitomize this season in the US. Read More

44°43′N/142°30′E – La Conserverie, Paris

LA CONSERVERIE I first had the pleasure of meeting Joseph Akhavan a couple of years back when he was running the bar at the Philippe Starck-designed boutique hotel Mama Shelter, on the outskirts of the 19th arrondissment. Read More

GIN & TONIC – SAXON + PAROLE

GIN & TONIC - Saxon + Parole At my latest bartending post, Saxon + Parole on New York City's infamous Bowery, I’m finally creating the incredible cocktail program that I’ve always wanted to and a lot of that has to do with working under and alongside one of my oldest and dearest high school friends, Linden Pride. Read More

JEREZ SOUR – THE COLUMBIA ROOM

JEREZ SOUR I had my first trip to Washington DC recently and my first port of call was the tiny speakeasy called The Columbia Room, tucked away at the back of The Passenger, a bustling tavern on 7th Street. Read More

Carondelet – Maison Premiere


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CARONDELET - Maison Premiere
Maxwell Britten, the dapper young man (and a great bartender) who looks all the part in this hip part of Brooklyn, opened this place in February 2011. On closer inspection, you’ll see just how much attention has gone into the finer details. Read More