State of Confusion, An Op-Ed

What is this world that we are about to embark upon in 2015. Is it the world that is on the verge of a 1984-esque cyberwar? Is it the rebirth of Rodney King and the LA Riots? Are we about to enter an era of civil unrest over every politically incorrect and incoherent statement or Read the full article…

Classic Cocktails Every Bartender Should Know: Aviation

In the early 1900’s a new cocktail burst on the scene known as the Aviation. It was invented by Hotel Wallick bartender Hugo Ensslin in New York City. The inspiration behind the drink is unknown, but one would think the fast talking, high flying (metaphorically speaking) socialite gentlemen of the New York scene in the Read the full article…

The Tasting Room: Ginbrew (@ginbrew)

In an era of craft cocktails and a pre-prohibition style of mixology, Ginbrew gives you the tools and necessities to make one of the world’s oldest concoctions known to man… gin. Well, to be a little more specific… compound gin. You see, Ginbrew gives you the herbs, the mason jar and the instructions. You just Read the full article…

The Dignity of Death… Marion Barry, 78

What is the definition of dignity? According to Websters, it is “the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.” Unless a man leaves a legacy that harms others and damages his fellow man, the legacy a man leaves should not just be of his most famous act. It should go beyond that Read the full article…

Classic Cocktails Every Bartender Should Know: Negroni

The Negroni is an Italian classic. Invented in 1919 in Florence Italy by Count Camillo Negroni, the gin based apéritif has long since been many bartender’s favorite drink to make. The story goes that Count Negroni asked his favorite bartender, a gentleman named Fosco Scarselli, to make his favorite drink the Americano a little stronger. Read the full article…

A Crack in the Shield

Do you feel that? No, that is not an earthquake in the traditional sense but the proverbial nature of the shaking is rocking the NFL and it’s owners to it’s core. Maybe this Christmas the National Football League and it’s commissioner Roger Goodell can send Ray Rice a thank you note full of coal, because Read the full article…

The Tasting Room: Corzo Tequila (@OfficialCorzo)

Hailing from highlands of Jalisco, Mexico and named after the high battleground town of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. Corzo has a tropical flavor to it that is a combination of the distilling process and the earth that it comes from in the highlands of Mexico. The tequila is made with only 100% Blue Weber Agave. Corzo Read the full article…