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Cask-aged Trident For a while now, we’ve been cycling drinks through our little two liter barrel, trying out the effects of aging on a drink. If you want to try it at home (and we recommend you do. It’s a fun science experiment with a unique and delicious cocktail at the end), the rules are pretty simple: Use a young (i.e. clear) spirit, because they will be most dramatically affected by a little bit of time in a barrel....

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Bombo Cocktail Recipe

Bombo Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Aug 21, 2017

Bombo Cocktail Recipe In our post on grog, we mentioned that–in contradiction to the popular imagination–grog was not a pirate drink; it was in fact the official drink of the proper navy. Pirates had their own drink, bombo. We thought, while it was only right to give the navy pride of place, we should also give the pirates their due. Both grog and bombo, as was the case with all old drinks, are recipes of convenience; navy...

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How Much is a Dash? This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles that occupy what we think of as the spice rack of our bar. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight. Not this week. For the next few days, the bitters bottles take front and center. Our guide on this tour of the bitters shelf is Mark Bitterman’s (apparently that’s his given...

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Peychaud’s Bitters This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles that occupy what we think of as the spice rack of our bar. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight. Not this week. For the next few days, the bitters bottles take front and center. Our guide on this tour of the bitters shelf is Mark Bitterman’s (apparently that’s his...

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Angostura Bitters This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles that occupy what we think of as the spice rack of our bar. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight. Not this week. For the next few days, the bitters bottles take front and center. Our guide on this tour of the bitters shelf is Mark Bitterman’s (apparently that’s his given...

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What Bitters and Russian Roulette Have in Common This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles that occupy what we think of as the spice rack of our bar. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight. Not this week. For the next few days, the bitters bottles take front and center. Our guide on this tour of the bitters shelf is Mark Bitterman’s...

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