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‘Old Shanghai on the Bowery’ at Madam Geneva and talking ice with Mr. Ueno

02.09.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

Round 2! Tuesday night was “Old Shanghai on the Bowery” at Madam Geneva, the second event in the three-day line up for the New York City Cocktail All-Stars tour. The cool surprise of the evening was Mr. Ueno showing off some of his ice carving. I cornered him after his time behind the bar to ...

Blue Blazer Mix-Off at Pegu Club

10.28.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

(videos near the end of this post) Oct. 27 “…90 percent of the reason I’m here is because I want to see fire,” I said to Alex Day as I nursed a Whiskey Smash. The setting? Pegu Club. Six contenders were set to duel in their mastery of the most basic of elements required for ...

Tales of the Cocktail 2008: "Is the Customer Always Right?"

07.16.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

June 16Recently in the blogosphere a particular tale of customer dissatisfaction created a minor ripple. Commenters were divided along several lines. Some believed “the customer is always right,” then there were those who were sick and tired of snobbery in service when all they wanted was a damn cup of coffee. Others thought the store ...

2008 Taste of the Nation New York

05.15.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

May 14 2008 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Share Our Strength‘s Taste of the Nation, where more events take place around the United States and Canada to raise funds to help battle childhood hunger. It’s a great opportunity to have your money go to a good cause while being able to sample the works of ...

The 3rd Annual Clement Cocktail Challenge

04.30.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

April 29 PDT swept up prizes when Don Lee and Daniel Eun placed second and first place, respectively, for the Rhum Clement cocktail challenge. Daniel made a drink called Bitches Brew, using Clement Premiere Canne, fresh lime juice, Pampero Anniversario, St. Elizabeth All-Spice Dram, demerara syrup and an egg. Don’s Sargasso is made with Clement ...

Gin in teacups

04.15.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

April 15 I didn’t drink any gin out of teacups, instead I drank my neat sloe gin out of a highball glass, but there were plenty of teacups available if people were inclined to drink out of them. Why the teacups? Well, it’s quite natural that there was tippling out of teacups since Plymouth Gin ...

A tiki party with DISCUS

03.19.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

March 19 Two interesting things from the evening: 1. Learning Bar Milano, the New York bar that Tony Abou-Ganim is a partner in, is planning to open April 7.2. I shook hands with Tony Abou-Ganim. You kind of geek out about certain things when you’re familiar specific industries. I’d always heard about Tony, read about ...