More about Bitters →
You know there’s cocktail crossover when we’ve posted three articles about bitters in January alone! However, I love how this Gizmodo article breaks down how bitters are made. /LARC - Carla
Crowdsourcing Beer Flavor →
So, Guy Kawasaki and Facebook are on a tear to have a crowdsourced beer flavor, which they plan to debut at SXSW. No worries, I’ll be a guinea pig, but my prediction is that it’ll be somewhat bland. Here’s a photo from their Facebook group. /LARC - Carla
Prohibition: When Booze Ruled - Photo Gallery -... →
I love this entire photo gallery! “This is a picture taken near the end of Prohibition,” Okrent says, “and what%u2019s notable about it is that you see respectable people in plush surroundings. This is not a fly-by-night place where the cops are going to come in and bust everybody. Maybe, being in New York, it’s a little bit fancier than it would have been in a some other...
American Drink: Nice Job, Einstein →
I am a fan of this article! Particularly this quote: Park Avenue women in cloche hats and ermine coats gripped bottles of wine with one hand and wiped real tears with the other. And then this: They believed that props—a string of fish, a pitcher of milk, trombones, a fishing rod, a big pail of pickles—were essential to success. Why is this not a movie? /LARC - Carla americandrink: ...
LA Confidential - MARTINIS! →
LA cocktail culture & the martini. /LARC - Carla
How Does GMO Corn Impact Bourbon? →
For those of us who live in the Bay Area, constantly bombarded by messages around seasonal/local/organic, reading an article about how GMO (genetically modified) corn impacts bourbon can be depressing. It’s something that I have been choosing to ignore up until now. It is rather shocking there’s not an organic bourbon on the market — and according to the article the only two...
Another article on bitters!
Perhaps there is a bitters craze afoot? http://www.coolhunting.com/food-drink/best-bitters.php
January LARC Inspiration: Bitters →
Just in time for our upcoming LARC meeting - an article about bitters. My own collection involves all sorts of things from cardamom to lavender. I would love to try this group’s lychee and see what happens as they explore beer bitters! /LARC - Carla
Flavored Spirits - Can We Give It A Rest? →
A few weeks ago, I posted about the ridiculous nature of marshmallow and whipped cream vodkas. I can’t believe that in the spirits forecast for the year, we are hearing about even more flavored spirits, extending into the bourbon and whiskey world. The honey Jim Beam has come out and now there are even more products that are going to come out in this vein. The article above has a few...
Noisy Bars=Better Drinking Environments →
I find the article to reflect some of my own experiences. However, one thing I’ve noted about actual upscale or fancy cocktail bars is the fact that the music is more mellow than hard. “This was a small-scale study, but it has huge implications for those who drink alcohol in noisy environments. Consistently judging alcoholic beverages to be sweeter in a noisy environment suggests...
Hard Booze in a Can →
I don’t know how responsible this is, but on the market soon will be Scotch in a can. Hmm, 12 servings in metal? Not so attractive! /LARC - Carla