Currently browsing November 2009
Tommy’s Margarita, found on bar menus across the world as, is a twist on the classic Margarita recipe that replaces the triple sec with agave syrup. Agave Sec aims to fuse the benefits of both triple sec and agave syrup to produce the perfect Margarita, but does it succeed?
Oh Gosh! TV returns to Stagger Lee, Berlin’s newest bar themed after a 19th century American saloon bar, to enjoy a delicious Rosita cocktail made by Jakob Etzold.
Join Todd Thrasher at PX, a small speakeasy style bar in Alexandria, VA, for Eamonn’s Cocktail. Named after the son of Todd’s restaurant partner, the Eamonn’s Cocktail combines Powers Irish whiskey, yuzu citrus fruit and Todd’s take on Irish Red Lemonade along with a bit of molecular mixology for the “air” garnish.
It seems like you can’t blink these days without another bitters producer popping up somewhere in the world. The latest bitters line I’ve become aware of are Scrappy’s, produced by bartender Miles Thomas of Seattle. But how do they stack up to existing bitters from the likes of The Bitter Truth, Bob’s Bitters and Bittermens?
Oh Gosh! TV pays a visit to Becketts Kopf, a small bar in North Berlin that can be found by the illuminated portrait of Samual Beckett hanging in the window. Join Oliver Ebert and Cristina Neves for a Lusitanian cocktail, a tribute to Portugal using an aged variant of the Portuguese brandy aguardente.
Continuing the theme of bitters heavy drinks, I take a look at two cocktails from New York bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez that make use of frankly insane amounts of Angostura bitters to delicious effect. What better way to celebrate Angostura bitters going back in to production!
More than a year after coming across a cocktail that called for the mysterious ingredient “Martini Bitter” I’ve finally tracked down a few bottles. But was it worth the wait, and how does Martini Bitter stack up to its more famous rival – Campari?
After a short sojourn in Germany Oh Gosh! TV returns to Washington D.C. to visit at Bourbon in the Adams Morgan district. Join Owen Thompson for a Oaxaca Sunshine, a delicious cocktail using the Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal mezcal.
Join bar legends Charles Schumann, Peter Dorelli and Hidetsugu Ueno in conversation with Jörg Meyer at Bar Convent Berlin in Germany. From dress codes to how to deal with drunk guests, learn what they believe it takes to be a good host.
The cocktail world is in better shape today than it has been in decades, and the local book shop certainly reflects this with a rash of new releases this year to satiate the demand for mixological information. Here is a roundup of some of my favourites from the year so far.