Category Archives: vodka

Happy Vodka Day

October 4th is national vodka day. I thought I would take this as an opportunity to discuss an important part of my bar philosophy: If you don’t care about vodka, that means your vodka choices are that much more important. … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures: Classic drinks are classics for a reason, simplicity. And respect the grandma.

Simple Pleasures: Classic drinks are classics for a reason, simplicity.  And respect the grandma. Recently, I just like to make drinks out of the Mr Boston drink book.  Not true really, I haven’t opened the book since a brutish cannuk … Continue reading

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The recipe for a Vesper, a lesson in technique.

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Vodka: an introduction on how to think of it, or Sydney Frank is the Devil*

Vodka: an introduction on how to think of it, or Sydney Frank is the Devil* Dallas Taylor said to me once, “It’s really all just flavored vodka.”    This is a somewhat true but very Zen approach to tending bar.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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