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Bad Habits
Adam Schmidt, PDT, New York, NY
"An oddball Brooklyn variation with too many ingredients." Adam Schmidt
1 oz (30 ml) Mister Katz's Rock & Rye
1 oz (30 ml) Highland Park 12-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
.75 oz (22.5 ml) Carpano Dry Vermouth
.25 oz (7.5 ml) Campari
.25 oz (7.5 ml) Amaro Lazzaroni
1 orange twist
Stir over ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze the twist over the drink, then discard.

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Between Today and Yesterday
If you've been too busy infusing mezcal with sheep's tongue and orris root to pay attention to the on-line bar world over the past week, here's where you can catch up on what's been going down recently.  Just click on whatever tickles your fancy.


Hot Links
  • Alcademics Camper English is a San Francisco-based freelance writer and consultant who specializes in cocktails and spirits, with a touch of travel thrown in.
  • Alcohol Professor is the class in all things bibulous, led by Amanda Schuster. Hosted by a stirred and shaken array of international writers you're led through a bottomless, high-proof course served clear as a crystal. Grab your tools and join our classroom. Cheers!
  • Our old friend Arthur Shapiro spills some fabulous booze-related tales on his blog, Booze Business.  Go pay him a visit.  
  • Art of Drink was spontaneously created in October 2005 as a way to document information on all things drink related.  Currently Art of Drink is ranked among the top, if not the top, cocktail blogs on the Internet.  
  • Don't forget to pay Uncle Brian a visit at the barkeeper. This guy has stuff on his blog that you'll never find anywhere else in the world. Don't say we didn't tell you.  
  • Bay Area Spirits is the David-vs-Goliath blog that focuses on craft distillers and artisanal, handcrafted and hard-to-find spirits and cocktails.
  • Booze for Thought is a blog by Charles Hardwick that's based on the belief that the best garnish for a great cocktail is a good story.  And Charles tells a good story.  
  • The Cocktail Chronicles The Cocktail Chronicles is updated somewhat regularly by Paul Clarke, a Seattle-based cocktail enthusiast . . . I've taken the "roll your own" ethic of David Embury to heart, spending countless hours reading about, mixing and studying an array of cocktails, with a special emphasis on early- and mid-20th century classics.
  • The Cocktail Guru Wanna See What Jonathan Pogash is Up To This Week?  Go worship The Cocktail Guru.
  • The Cocktail Whisperer  Ever since he opened the tap on a barrel containing sherry at the ripe age of 7 in Spain, it's been all downhill from there.  Warren makes you thirsty! 
  • Creative Cocktail Consultants Master Mixologist and Michelin Three Star Cocktail Consultant Brian Van Flandern is back and sharing his insight into everything cocktails.  Read, respond, become a fan!!
  • Drink Spirits Penned by Geoffrey Kleinman, this online magazine features spirited reviews, interviews and behind the scenes looks at many of the major spirit companies.  Their motto is "Learn, Drink, Repeat", words to live by.
  • Fork & Shaker is a metaphor for two of my great passions in life -food & drink. Maybe this site will make you thirsty. Maybe it will make you hungry. Maybe it will show you that the world of cocktails and other fine libations can be found all over the world. But if it does nothing more than help you appreciate all that is beautiful and unique when the crossroads of food and drink meet, then that will make me very happy," Naren Young.
  • Gintime is just about gin - its history, production, cool cocktails,  hot news and loads of other stuff. Edited by gin expert Geraldine Coates it's the essential guide to the juniper spirit.
  • Good Spirits News reports on the latest trends in mixology from around the world. reviewing spirits, liqueurs, and bitters, the best new spirited publications, bartender competitions, and cocktail events.  The site also includes interviews with the likes of gaz regan, Paul Pacult, and Dave Wondrich to name but a few.
  • Jacopo Falleni posts a new cocktail recipe every week from his fine restaurants, Firenze Osteria, and Cafe Firenze in Los Angeles. Click on the Drink of the Week link on  THIS PAGE 
  • Jeffrey Morgenthaler  writes about bartending and mixology from Portland, Oregon.
  • The Jerry Thomas Project is the re-creation of all of Jerry Thomas' cocktails from Jerry Thomas' Bar-Tenders Guide: Receipts for Mixing in their purest form.  
  • LABartender: Kyle Branche is a former spirits, cocktails and behind the bar contributing writer and columnist for the leading beverage magazines from 2002-2010. As a 30-year veteran barman, his blog of fascinating short stories/vignettes over cocktails are based on many of his actual bar experiences working out in the field all over Los Angeles as a professional and private bartender.
  • The Liquid Muse was launched in 2006 by Natalie Bovis, a cocktail book author, freelance writer, and mixologist.  With 20 years experience in front-of-the-house hospitality, Natalie now shares her favorite cocktail bars, spirits, and wines from around the world via her website, radio, video, and television.
  • The MIXXA's Blog - Paul Martin shares his passion for psychology, communication and the human condition in a quest to help us provide the ultimate service experience, recognise opportunities for self development, embrace and disempower stress, increase the pleasure we derive from our jobs and be happier more content human beings in general.

  • Professor Cocktail -- David J. Montgomery is a former newspaper columnist and professor of History. He writes about cocktails and spirits at Professor Cocktail, including reviews, recipes, and essays. His work has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and other fine publications.  
  • Spirits and Cocktails by Jamie Boudreau.   Jamie's thirst for cocktail minutia is infamous, and if conversation turns to a subject that he is unsure of, you can be assured that he will research it as soon as possible. He has a love for the classics, but at the same time is always looking for new, exciting ingredients with which to try out new recipes.  
  • Spirits Review   Reviews of booze, books, and barware. Also 4,500+ links, 400+ RSS feeds and extensive "Adventure" section chronicling adventures in alcohol in various forms. "We aim to be the google of booze"
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