Tales of the Cocktail, Jan 2016 | Internationally, cocktail bars are putting more emphasis than ever on the garnish. Whether simple or ornate, bartenders, managers, owners, and imbibers agree that a garnish ought to be aromatically and aesthetically appealing. To that end, Latitude 29 owner and tiki master Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, Diane Corcoran of Three Dots and a Dash, and London’s Bar Nightjar owner Edmund Weil have all spent countless hours perfecting the garnishes that sit atop their equally impressive drinks.
An interview with Morgun Frejo, a member of the Pawnee, Otoe-Missouria, and Navajo Nations, who lived at Standing Rock from mid-August 2016 to late February 2017, just before the camp was evicted and closed by the National Guard and local law enforcement.
How Ryan Magarian Made the Leap from Bartender to S...
United Hemispheres Magazine, Jan 2016 | “These are all brand new,” he says, gesturing at a small heap of grubby catalytic converters, cracked circuit boards, and other bits of debris. What he means is these items are new to him, freshly retrieved from neighborhood garbage cans.
Tales of the Cocktail, Jan 2016 | Late last year, we asked a few well-respected bartenders around the globe for their thoughts on what 2016 might bring in our cocktail world. Kyle Reutner, a Honolulu barkeep, predicted Madeira would “get some shine.”
Tales of the Cocktail, Jan 2016 | ...whether you're the voice and advocate for a big brand or a small one, the work is just as demanding as it is rewarding.
Tales of the Cocktail, Dec 2015 | Most of us have been on one side of the bar or the other when someone orders a drink that is not served there. This can be awkward, but it doesn’t have to be.
Tales of the Cocktail, Dec 2015 | As often happens in a drinking establishment, no matter how ritzy or Roadhouse-y it is, people can have too much to drink and get out of hand... We talked to several professionals who’ve worked everywhere from nightclubs to high-end boutique hotel bars about how to handle and de-escalate these uncomfortable situations.
Tales of the Cocktail, Nov 2016 | Bartenders may be less famous for their book collections than their drink recipes, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a well-stocked libation library at home.