2016 Gin Roundup

Gin is surely a polarizing spirit as longtime Gin drinkers are often dug-in for their preferred style while far to many cocktail drinkers are Ginphobic. In my years of writing Gin features for various publications in addition to BevX I have received the confession of many bartenders who admitted to sneaking Gin in the cocktails of patron who had indicated an aversion to the spirit....

The Declaration of Independence

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America In Congress, July 4, 1776 When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle...

The Act of Independence

In a few short days many of us in the US will be celebrating the 240th anniversary of the founding of The United States of America. Many simply refer to the day as the Fourth of July but I opt for Independence Day. Every month in every year has a fourth but there was only one July 4, 1776 and what happened on and near...

Gin & Genever – The Essence of Juniper

Gin is the ultimate flavored Vodka. That title alone should be enough for Gin fans everywhere but for years if not decades we keep hearing that Gin will be the “next” hot spirit. I suggest that Gin never needed widespread appeal as Gin fans are a devoted bunch and in no need of validation from the hip crowd. However, when all things are considered,...

Tequila Peach BBQ Sauce

One of the best things about summer is that it’s BBQ season. We love firing up the grill and eating outdoors. Of course there is no reason to have a limited menu just because you have abandoned the kitchen. One grilling staple that is inexplicably out-sourced in the BBQ sauce. Why buy the jarred sauces filled with names that no one can pronounce? Making...

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