Satan’s Whiskers—From The Essential Bar Book by Jenny Fiedler

A handsome and comprehensive bartending guide for professional and home bartenders that includes history, lore, and 150 recipes, The Essential Bar Book  is full of indispensable information about everything boozy that’s good to drink. This easy-to-navigate A-to-Z guide covers it all, from the tools of the trade to the history and mythology behind classic and modern drinks, and features 115 recipes for the world’s most important cocktails.
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Thirst for Happiness: A Trip to the San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival

by Risa Nye 

I recently attended the San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival, which took place in one of the cavernous exhibit halls on the edge of the Bay at Fort Mason. I’ve been writing about happy hours, local bars, distilleries and cocktails for several years now, so I hoped this event would provide me with some new information about the local craft distillery scene—and the chance to “try and buy” new spirits.  Continue reading