Smoked Julep Cocktail with Laphroaig

Those who know me, know that I love the frog aka Laphroaig. However, it’s a notoriously difficult ingredient to incorporate in cocktails because it can easily beat up the other ingredients. I came across this cocktail in the Death & …

Bikini Bottom

Pineapple goes surprisingly well with peaty scotch. This is exemplified in the super-tropical Ardbeg Drum special release whisky. Peated scotch typically evokes tasting notes of “meaty” and “bbq” and when combined with pineapple, the flavors meld into a smoked pineapple …

Deadpan Fix

We made a lot of ginger syrup, as described in our previous post on the spicy ginger daiquiri. A lot.

The reason we bought a massive ginger and made the syrup in the first place is because we …

Spicy Ginger Daiquiri

As always, I’m a huge fan of the daiquiri. Simple to make, simple to fuck up, daiquiris traditionally contain just three ingredients: rum, lime juice, and sugar. Now that I’m home all the time, I’ve been able to invest …

Dolores Park Swizzle

In these caronavirus times, with bars throughout San Francisco closed, I’ve found myself increasingly willing to make more complicated cocktails. The Dolores Park Swizzle is one such drink. Hailing from the Death and Co. Cocktail Book, the drink contains X …

Review #102: Springbank 18 Fresh Sherry Cask

Last Thursday, before the COVID-19 crisis quarantined us all starting this week, we went to Overproof. The reservations had been long outstanding – I made them early February, so I felt obligated to go (there was a $25/pp cancellation fee …