I’m a frequent reader and slightly less frequent poster over at r/cocktails on Reddit and this is a question that I see much too often. Other posters clearly have a little more patience than I, to answer those every week, but my own response isn’t a cocktail… it’s a conversation. First of all, there are… Continue reading “What if I don’t like the taste of alcohol?”
Absinthe is one of the items I hear people spout misconceptions about the most, and that’s saying a lot because working at a distillery you hear a lot of really off shit. I know I say this a lot, but to really understand absinthe you have to look at it’s history and heritage. … Continue reading Absinthe – a study in prohibition
Here in the United States, there is the general misconception that vodka is just a flavorless addition, good only for making something alcoholic that otherwise wouldn’t be. This does absolutely no justice to the history of vodka and to the myriad of subtle differences that defines the spirit.
When I sip on Sweet Vermouth I suddenly find myself transported to the Italian countryside on a warm spring day, sitting next to the vines, listening to the bees buzz and watching my boyfriend labor in the fresh sun (spoiler alert: he’s shirtless). A small glass of Dry Vermouth finds me in a quaint Parisian café, next to a bustling street as the waiter describes our lunch in words I can’t understand but find tantalizing nonetheless.