4:29pm – Our panelists today are Erik Ellestad, John Deragon, Jamie Boudreau, and Robert Hess. 4:34pm – Robert Hess takes the mic to talk about bitters. He ran into Abbot’s bitters on ebay. It survived through prohibition, unlike many bitters, but it wasn’t made past the 60s. No one knows what happened to the company, […]
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This one was wonderfully covered by Craig Hermann from Tiki Drinks and Indigo Firmaments, but I snapped a few photos. So read his post and enjoy!
4:27pm – The panelists for this highly anticipated session are Darcy O’Neil, Robert Hess, Jamie Boudreau, Audrey Saunders, and Eben Freeman. In front of us is a mysterious and small manila envelope. If I had to wager, I’d say it contains taste strips. These strips may, indeed, make some super-tasters in the room cry. We […]
12:29pm – Our panelists today are Wayne Curtis, Angus Winchester, Ben Jones (Rum Clement) and Chesterfield Browne (Mount Gay). This is going to be an exciting one. 12:42pm – Here are the cocktails for the session: Winchester Swizzle 1 1/2oz Bacardi 8 1/2oz Rock Candy Syrup 1/4oz falernum 1oz lime juice Serve over crushed ice. […]
10:46am – Ted Haigh begins by going into the origins of the cocktail. Most likely a warm whiskey cocktail, with bitters playing a very important role. Newspapers took the role of publishing recipes, but it took 60 years before cocktails were popular enough to publish in Jerry Thomas’s bar guide. 10:51am – Germans were the […]
4:35pm – Mike McCaw, Matthew Rowley, and Ian Smiley are heading up this panel on artisan nano-distilling, and the bloggers are here in force. 4:37pm – Exciting! We’re going to get to try some moonshine. 4:43pm – There’s an excellent slide of Mountain Spirits by Joseph Earl Dabney on the screen. Joe, pictured on the […]
12:24pm – I got a good bit of flack last year from Jamie for live blogging many of the events, so I thought it only appropriate to put him through the gauntlet this year. 12:31pm – Here are the cocktails for the session: Ramos Marshmallows 5oz G’Vine gin 2 1/2oz lemon or lime juice 3 […]