What’s this all about?

Understanding Cocktails is for those of you who want to know a little bit more about what's going into that $15 drink you ordered last night. Perhaps you'd like to know what all the fussing behind the bar is about or maybe you'd like to be able to say something other than; "it's nice" when someone makes you a drink. Still not sure? Check the about section out for more details.

Another year of cocktails – thanks Google

Doug over at the Pegu Blog reminded us that we still had unfinished work when it comes to understanding cocktails on the internet. Consider this little gem from the Google Trends Dept. It shows that the searches for ‘cocktail’, and ‘martini’ are positively correlated around the end of the year. What does that mean? New […]

A Night Out

Reflections on a night out and how to learn about understanding cocktails. […]

A great book find

A chance encounter at local bookstore followed by some gift lobbying found us in possession of great, and relatively recent new book: Cocktail Culture [amazon.com] by Mark Kingwell. Strangely enough it seems to go by the less intriguing name Classic Cocktails: A Modern Shake [amazon again] in the States.

There’s lot to like about […]