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A Welcome Comeback For A Forgotten Classic

Sidecar Citrus Cocktail

“From a simple inspiration of adding citrus juice to a traditional cocktail, the Sidecar changed the way bartenders looked at what a cocktail can be. Its trip to European bars refined it, taking it from a little known regional delight to an international sensation.”
AlcoholProfessor.com

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By |2018-10-24T12:25:41+00:00October 24th, 2018|diveblog|0 Comments

Brandy: The New King Of Craft Cocktails

“Alcoholic drinks, rightly used, are good for body and soul alike, but as a restorative of both there is nothing like brandy.” 

–George Sainsbury, 19th Century scholar/historian

“It’s a quirk of history that, these days, people tend to think of cocktails as being made with gin, the whiskies and vodka. Everyone forgets about […]

By |2018-10-18T19:12:59+00:00October 15th, 2018|diveblog|0 Comments

History, Tradition & A Proud New UWS Addition

“When it comes to innovation, listen to your customers and never deviate too far from the comfort zone that made your bar successful in the first place. Your aim should be to expand consistently without alienating your loyal customers. That’s what makes a bar – new or existing – great.”
— From ‘Essential Tips To Opening […]

By |2018-09-10T17:03:25+00:00September 10th, 2018|diveblog|0 Comments

El Mundo De Tequila: Una Introducción

“O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate!”
~ Tom Robbins, ‘Still Life With Woodpecker’

“There is a great independence, and a confident immunity to risk, in all drinks made out of cactus.”
~ Alan LeMay, ‘The Searchers’

Riazul TequilaYou […]

By |2018-03-28T22:35:04+00:00March 1st, 2018|diveblog|0 Comments

Tradition, The Bourbon Boom & Beam

“Lord, I have loved some ladies and I have loved Jim Beam
And they both tried to kill me in 1973
When that doctor asked me, ‘Son, how did you get in this condition?’
I said, ‘Hey, sawbones, I’m just carrying on an old family tradition’”
~ […]

By |2018-03-28T22:34:48+00:00February 28th, 2018|diveblog|0 Comments

A Giraffe Walks Into A Bar …

“The highball, high priest of tall drinks, is nothing but spirits, ice, and water or soda, but its concoction is nonetheless governed by basic rules for bringing out the life flavor of its principle ingredient.”

~ Esquire’s Handbook For Hosts, 1949

A highball is any cocktail consisting […]

By |2018-03-28T22:34:58+00:00January 3rd, 2018|diveblog|0 Comments

Bigger Better Bolder Bitter

“Fernet is the best liquor you’re (still) not yet drinking.”
-The Atlantic

Various Fernets LiquorsIn Argentina it’s mixed with Coca-Cola as the country’s favorite cocktail, as well as its preferred hangover cure. In San Francisco, where it’s been hugely popular since the 1920s, it’s downed straight with […]

By |2018-03-28T22:36:11+00:00August 17th, 2017|diveblog|0 Comments

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