So what’s the deal with absinthe, anyways? Am I gonna trip my balls off or what? Am I gonna find myself chasing dragons and horned demons through the nether world? Well, absinthe (and its supposed hallucinogenic qualities) is thick with folklore and now certainly back on the world stage in a flourish and this after […]
Monthly Archive for February, 2009
Sipping on authentic, handcrafted libations is the same as sinking your teeth into a beautiful piece of sushi, or pulling the meat off the bone of a slow-cooked rib. But drinks alone do not make a bar. In today’s cocktail world, you’ll often find unassuming entrances, dark lighting, an elaborate bar composed of quality […]
Posted in Spirits on Feb 14th, 2009
I can’t say this is particularly awesome…frankly, I can’t say a whole lot about it other than it makes me chuckle. But I can recommend you pay attention to his hilarious fake-pours, and if this ending pose isn’t a classic than I don’t know what is.
The kitchen has truly migrated to the bar. Cabinets have been ransacked, ingredients have been lifted and spun off in wild directions, and bartenders have become mixologists (the closest term to describe the tinkering, oft mad geeky pursuit of flavor and fascination with combinations…the building of formulas a la the chemistry beaker). In the midst […]
1. New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado Founded: 1991 Production: approx 437,000 barrels (website) The place that started it all. My own beer revolution. “Fat Tire” was her name. And she was delicious and demanding; pay attention to me!, she said. And I did. I took note. For the first time ever in my, albeit […]