Category Archives: Sixty in 30

60/30, #9, 10 & 11 – Mezcal makes the rounds

A little over five years ago, when I first started this blog, mezcal hadn’t even risen high enough in the cocktail world to be considered an afterthought. Sure, Ron Cooper had begun importing his Del Maguey single-village mezcals back in the ‘90s, but these things take time, and while tequila was in full bloom followingContinue Reading

60/30: Cane rum and San Francisco drinks

Years ago, when first introduced to the offbeat booze that is rhum agricole, I had a hard time figuring out how a spirit so similar in origin to the molasses-based rums I’d recently become so enthusiastic about could have a flavor and character so goddamn different. Fortunately, my first sip of rhum agricole was pouredContinue Reading

60/30, #3-4: City of Angels

A few years ago at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, I ran into a little bit of an issue. I was working a couple of events — participating on an absinthe panel with Gwydion Stone from the Wormwood Society (and later Absinthe Marteau) and with Jim Meehan from PDT, and later on hostingContinue Reading