Enchanted Weekend: Albuquerque Staycation

Enchanted Weekend: Albuquerque Staycation

A change of scene helps recharge our batteries. Albuquerque – otherwise known as the gritty backdrop to Breaking Bad – may not be the first place that springs to mindContinue Reading

Seattle: Cast Iron Cocktail Class

Seattle: Cast Iron Cocktail Class

“We are Liquid Muses!” This is probably the nicest thing I’ve heard a student declare at one of my cocktail classes… it means that they embraced the world of cocktailsContinue Reading

Guest Post: Artisanal Cheese Pairing with The New Wave of Premium Bottled Cocktails

Guest Post: Artisanal Cheese Pairing with The New Wave of Premium Bottled Cocktails

by Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario (learn about Barrie Lynn, below) It’s no surprise to me that my dear friend Natalie Bovis – The Liquid Muse – is on theContinue Reading

Slap, Slap It’s Spring: Coffee (G)Round Up

Slap, Slap It’s Spring: Coffee (G)Round Up

Nothing says “summer’s almost here” like the twittering of birds, a jaunt to the beach, and losing an hour of sleep.  But never fear: there are many easy ways toContinue Reading

Pour the Bubbly… Margarita, That Is…

Pour the Bubbly… Margarita, That Is…

After all the “Margarita Day” hype, I must do my duty and present this fun & delicious offering. Bartenders are a creative lot, so the idea of taking classic drinksContinue Reading

Top Ten Craft Distillers in the USA – Thrillist Project

Top Ten Craft Distillers in the USA – Thrillist Project

I love small brands.  So much so that I co-created one, I am the Western USA Ambassador for some imported ones, and I’m a cheerleader for the people with passion whoContinue Reading

Throw A Vegan Cocktail Party

Throw A Vegan Cocktail Party

One of my favorite aspects of the liquor business is teaching everyday people how to mix drinks like a pro.  Making mixology accessible via my cocktail books, TV appearances, videoContinue Reading

Warm Drinks For Chilly Weather

Warm Drinks For Chilly Weather

There are many ways to warm up… from the outside, in with a warm jacket. Or from the inside, out with a warm drink!  Toddies made with hot water orContinue Reading

Smokey Chimney Toddy

Smokey Chimney Toddy

In some parts of the world, it is CHILLY right now!  In other parts, its sunny and warm but a cold or flu can strike any time of the year.Continue Reading

Spice Up Your Next Dinner Party

Spice Up Your Next Dinner Party

When temperatures dip, we are inclined to invite friends over for a cozy night in, rather than brave bar-hopping in the cold.  Not to mention, having people to your homeContinue Reading