The Penicillin

Posted in Recipes on April 23rd, 2011 by Josh

Photo: Heather Sperling | June 2008

Good scotch cocktails are hard to come by. We have a few classics, like the Blood and Sand, but for the most part, whisky cocktails lean much more heavily on bourbon or rye. Scotch just has such a unique and present flavor of it’s own that it tends to compete too harshly with other ingredients. And besides, it’s just so delicious when served neat.

But a good friend e-mailed me this morning asking that I send her the recipe for one of her favorite cocktails, The Penicillin, and in doing so she brought this great scotch cocktail back to my mind. The Penicillin was created by infamous Milk & Honey bartender Sam Ross, and it’s sure to cure what ails ya. Read More

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala Sold Out!

Posted in Events on April 4th, 2011 by Josh

My good friend NY Barfly put it best: “Lushes – we are so proud of you.”

Tickets to Manhattan Cocktail Classic events are selling like hotcakes, as evidenced by the number of “Sold Out” tags on their tickets page. Even the huge Opening Night Gala event at the New York Public Library is sold out. Not to worry, though. There’s still lots of drinking to be done.

Among many other events, tickets are still available for the DonQ Rum 80′s Bash, Behind the Bar at Weather Up TriBeCa, The Sunset Cocktail Cruise, and one session in particular that I can’t recommend enthusiastically enough: Spirits in a Blind, or How Spirits Professionals Describe Spirits with Something other than “I like it.” This session is taught by Doug Frost and Steve Olson of the BAR (Beverage Alcohol Resource program). They will teach you more than you ever thought you could know about tasting booze. Do it.

Here’s my schedule so far. I plan on adding to it :-)


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