Category Archives: Tequila

30/30, #17: Theobroma

Back when I first started exploring cocktails, one of the most useful resources I had was Esquire Drinks and the accompanying Esquire Drinks Database, both written by David Wondrich. Along with the recipes and essays on drinks, the database had (and I’m using the past tense, because damned if I can find it after theContinue Reading

30/30, #12: Flor de Jalisco

While most of the online coverage I’ve seen regarding the new Food & Wine 2009 Cocktail Guide has been in relation to Eric Felten’s excellent Wall Street Journal piece, “A Welcome Sign of Vodka’s Decline” (though Anita also gives a good rundown of the book over at Married…With Dinner), I thought I’d dip into theContinue Reading

30/30, #2: Penicilina (or something like that)

Last week, I was hurting. Over the weekend, a stomach bug knocked out both me and the missus, and I spent the better part of two days flat on my back, trying to sleep so I wouldn’t feel like barfing. Tuesday was a lot better, though, and by Wednesday I was trying to get myContinue Reading

Variations on a Theme

Before I’m accused of being unspeakably lame for blogging about a cocktail that: has been featured on the menu of one of the world’s most talked-about cocktail bars for the better part of a year, and has already had more than its fair share of press coverage, and that going back nearly a year asContinue Reading

Who’s Bitter?

Just a quick word before I move on: viruses suck. Now that I’ve explained my absence from posting for much of the past week, I’ll note that while I was under the weather the San Francisco Chronicle scooped me on a topic I’ve been really excited about: some excellent new small-batch bitters coming out ofContinue Reading