In the final months of 2016, more than a dozen hospitality industry professionals went public on social media with stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment perpetrated by colleagues. First came the website. In first-person accounts, 15 women wrote that they had been assaulted by one LA-based consultant and mentor; the website was called The Reality of Sexual […]
If April Showers bring May flowers then that must mean that May is Daisy cocktails month. While you may think you have never heard of this cocktail, that’s simply because you may know it by one of its more familiar names, such as Margarita or Cosmopolitan, but, like a rose by any other name (apologies, […]
There’s a saying – ”Don’t Mess With Texas.” Trademarked and everything, this slogan, which was created in 1986 by the state of Texas’ Department of Transportation, was emblazoned on signage flocking the state’s highways and byways as a measure to reduce littering throughout the state. But it’s taken on a life of its own, adopted […]
Until just a few years ago, definitely a decade or less, encountering a plethora of women in the whiskey industry and at whiskey events was about as common as finding a Saola in the wild. In other words, it was rare. And so the seemingly sudden proliferation of women getting involved in the field has […]
No matter where you come down on the nutmeg or no nutmeg debate, or even the debate over whether to include strong whiskey or the more delicate Clontarf, Irish coffee has a long, storied history. It’s one that’s as charming as it is practical — much like the Irish chef who invented it. Unlike other drinks born […]
NEHS ga-DOL hah-YAH POH. That’s Hebrew for ”a great miracle happened here” and it’s something that Jewish people in Israel say at Chanukah (Jews elsewhere around the world change poh – which means here – to shah, which means there).
In his book, The Cocktail Chronicles, Paul Clarke refers to New Orleans as ”the Jerusalem, the Mecca of cocktails.” This is a perfect description for a city that boasts the oldest structure in the United States to be used as a bar, a city that offers drive-through Daiquiri stands, open container laws and gas stations […]