Alchemist of Spirits

The Preakness Cocktail

Sure, the Derby has come and gone, juleps and all, but there is still a serious season of pony racing to come this summer. Having grown up near Saratoga, I’m … Continue reading

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Alchemist of Spirits: A Love Story

This is our story. It’s part business story, part love story. As told by Jessica… When this story starts, I was living in Southern California and was the CEO of a … Continue reading

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Food for Spirits: Lemon Cake Cookies

These cookies can’t quite decide if they’re cookies or cakes – they have the shape of a cookie and the texture of a cake and with a sweet-tart lemon glaze, … Continue reading

May 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food for Spirits: Homemade Soft Pretzels

The first time Brian hosted a cocktail SideTour, I was looking for the right snack to serve to the attendees: something that would taste good (and yet not interrupt the … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Orleans Buck

The New Orleans Buck‘s complimentary ingredients — rum, ginger and citrus — make it the perfect midday tipple. We hear that’s big in New Orleans.  Day drinking. New Orleans is the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Negrumni

One of the most notable drinks in current cocktail lexicon, the Negroni, was created when an Italian nobleman Count Negroni instructed his bartender to change his Americano by adding gin … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Eastside

I think like many of us, my college drinking experience was largely driven by vodka and all of its versatile applications—with soda, tonic, cranberry, OJ. It’s no secret that vodka … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Orange Marmalade Cocktail

Though many of us tend to stick to a large dose of coffee before work, back in the 19th and early 20th Century, a morning tipple was rather common, and … Continue reading

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The Original St. Germain Cocktail

Many in the bar world associate the name St. Germain with the elderflower liqueur that can add a lovely floral aromatic to most any drink, or even make a great accompaniment to … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cupid’s Cloud Cocktail

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and whether you feel inclined to celebrate or avoid it at all costs, it’s at least an excuse to whip up a special drink for … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment


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