Tipples, Drams and Libations
Welcome, welcome! I finally decided to get this ball rolling and show what I have been up to. My main goal with creating a blog is to basically present my culinary and cocktail creations or inventions so to speak….although they’ve all probably been done somewhere or at sometime. Most of my inspiration comes from a lot of local bartenders and chefs, but also some from the past, especially Jerry Thomas as of right now. Currently I’m reading Imbibe, which is amazing and I just finished Cocktail Hour and another N.Y.C. cocktail book.
I’m fortunate enough to work in a bar where I can use all the fresh, organic ingredients that I want and my managers and chef’s will order me anything I need. A lot of the time I bring my own booze, bitters and syrups in. Thanks to Johnny Walker in San Francisco and Ledger’s in Berkeley, I can buy pretty much any spirit in the world!
Most recently I’ve been using Hibiscus infused vodka, clementine marmalades and syrups, lavender and chocolate mole bitters and a lot of Demerara and Honey syrups.
Whenever I can update the blog, I most certainly will. I’ll definitely post pictures of my food and beverages that I do. If anyone has questions, feel free to ask away….not saying I’ll know the answer, but i’ll try my best. Thanks for reading!