February is, of course, Tiki Month – seriously, who doesn’t know that? – and I’m going to attempt to make up for skipping chief kahuna Pegu Tiki Doug‘s MxMo by sharing this tale of the peculiar effects of one of Donn the Beachcomber’s signature creations.
(Via the lovely Anthony Devine.)
The Hendrick’s Horseless Carriage of Curiosities in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh bartenders continue to rock the UK scene. Here’s Bramble’s Ryan Chetiyawardana winning the national final of Diageo’s World Class competition. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLLwi3-OGZ4] More info available at the World Class faffy flash website.
Being honest, I’m pretty cocktailed out at the moment. We’re just put the finishing touches to a new drinks menu at work – featuring some of the drinks I’ve posted here – and I’ve been making the most of not thinking about combinations of spirits and liqueurs. That said, there are still times when I [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ILndvRyPPQ] There are many noble Scottish traditions – St Andrews Day, the Edinburgh Festival, for example, and it’s important not to forget drinking. Whether it’s three litres of cheap cider in a supermarket carpark or an expensive single malt in an upmarket bar, we’re much better at it north of the border. But the current [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJAYcrw74rk] (Via Dowd’s Spirits Notebook.)
Anyone else think February’s a little early for naming the World Whisky of the Year for 2009? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8KMlVEIVo0]
Alcohol is officially back in the White House – who better to break the news than home mixologist Rachel Maddow? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-pAcN7Q0CU]
My German isn’t what it used to be, but 359 cocktails in 1 hour is still damn impressive. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-zPTiMTel0]
…no longer guaranteed to end in catastrophe! [youtube=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=x_E0yTwW0dA] [Via The Mixoloseum]
[youtube=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzkxn1reBBk] [Via MeFi].
Whiskey? Check. Syringe? Check. Blowtorch? Check. Dude’s arm on fire? Oh, hell yes. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpmnScLzw20] YouTube – Blue Blazer Mix-Off: Johnny Iuzzini and Dave Arnold (via Standards & Pours and Liqurious).
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMLkFb6y4A8] Via Martini Groove.