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Perhaps most famous for certain other intoxicating substances, Amsterdam has a small but growing cocktail scene. The latest bar is door 74, a small pseudo-speakeasy hidden away on a busy street close to Rembrandt Square. Join Jay at door 74 for a Super-Dry Martini Doble made by our esteemed host, Mr Philip Duff.
While I love exploring old cocktail recipe books and trying out new drinks that catch my eye, sometimes I find myself wanting to try a new drink without the risk of running in to a dud recipe. Usually I turn to my esteemed fellow bloggers for a recommended tipple but this weekend nothing was quite [...]
The first Mixology Monday of this year looks towards New Horizons, and happily coincides with my visit to Amsterdam last weekend. Being in the land of genever and corenwijns I took the chance to explore this spirit I had previously paid little attention to and, now thoroughly sold on it, look forward to exploring more genever-based drinks.
The 2008 Weblog Award winners were announced on Thursday, and sadly Oh Gosh! didn’t manage to win the Hidden Gem category it was nominated for. However, it did finish a respectable third place, and that wouldn’t have happened without the tremendous support of many readers during the week or so of voting. Thank you one and all.
Not content with producing some of the finest cocktail bitters available today The Bitter Truth is now expanding its horizons, with the first product being a sloe gin produced with Austrian distiller Hans Reisetbauer. Following on from their two smaller sloe gin vintage releases in 2006 and 2007, how does their 2008 vintage compare to the competition?
Last year whilst at Tales of the Cocktail and Bar Convent Berlin I regularly found myself at events, sessions and bars that I wanted to write about, but knew would be very difficult to do so without turning in to a seven year old writing about their holiday: I did this, and then I did that, and then this happened, and, and, and. Photos, too, could only tell part of the story – it was clear what I really needed was video…
… to announce Oh Gosh! has been nominated for a 2008 Weblog Award. Given that you’re reading this I hope you agree that Oh Gosh! is clearly the deserved winner, so please get voting! (You can vote once every day… just saying)