Interview – Seth Laufman Bar Manager of URBN Coal Fired Pizza and Bar San Diego
April 18, 2011 – 7:25 pm | 2 Comments

Ohio native Seth Laufman has been tending bar for the better part of the last ten years.  Most of that time has been spent pouring cocktails at some of San Francisco’s classier establishments such as …

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Cocktail Recipe – The Americano and The Americano Grapefruit Cooler
April 1, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – The Americano and The Americano Grapefruit Cooler

Credit for creating the Americano is given to Gaspare Campari. The Milan, Italy bar owner first served this bitter sweet cocktail some time around 1861. During the American prohibition on alcohol, Americans would flock to …

Cocktail Recipe – The Bronx Cocktail
March 25, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – The Bronx Cocktail

The pre-Prohibition era of cocktails was one where the mighty orange ruled.  A bartender peeling, squeezing or muddling oranges fresh for any number of cocktails was a common enough sight.  The Abbey, Adirondack, the Orange …

Leap Year Martini
March 9, 2011 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
Leap Year Martini

One of the best cocktails you may never have heard of, The Leap Year Cocktail is a citrus infused variation on a Martini with a fantastic burst of flavor that is both sweet and sophisticated. …

Martinez Cocktail Recipe
February 10, 2011 – 8:26 pm | 2 Comments
Martinez Cocktail Recipe

Like so many cocktails that hail from before 1920, the origins of the Martinez cocktail are a little murky.   It seems clear that this cocktail was in circulation around 1887, if not before.  It was …

The Bijou Cocktail
February 3, 2011 – 12:16 am | No Comment
The Bijou Cocktail

From the height of late 19th century society comes this most sophisticated amusement: the Bijou Cocktail. If you are a fan of classic cocktails or fancy yourself a member of the cocktail cognoscente then this is one you want in your arsenal.