Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Having been passionate about cocktail craft for many years, I've recently been coerced into sharing my insights and experiences. This blog is my first attempt at that goal.

The Oppression of Heat – Texas Style

I was in Texas this week and was reminded of an old saying: “If I owned both Texas and hell, I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.” I was also reminded that Texans have a unique way of beating … Continue reading

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A Lost Classic (Brunch Time – Episode 2)

I have to credit Eric Felten for turning me on to this cocktail, back in….well, quite a while ago. For those that aren’t familiar, Eric had a cocktail column in The Wall Street Journal for some years called “How’s Your … Continue reading

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A Dram for What Ails Ya

As a “practical guide to home bartending” this discussion will choose certain directions.  For example, I tend to focus on ingredients rather than drinks themselves.  I do this because I believe versatility is a core aspect of practicality. But rules … Continue reading

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The Comeback ‘Kid’

All, Thanks for your patience these last few years. While I wrote a number of posts in this time, for personal reasons I decided not to publish for a time. But I can’t express how excited I am to be … Continue reading

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The Oppression of Heat

(In the time since I wrote this, I moved from Raleigh to Las Vegas. Thus the photos.) Summers are hot in North Carolina.  Normally the heat will make me think of tropical drinks.  And we will take a turn or … Continue reading

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2 Southerners Walk into a Cheese Steak Joint…

My middle son and namesake has recently taken a liking to cheese steaks.  We have a couple of reasonably good places in Raleigh, but we’re only a half-day drive from the home of the cheese steak.  And since I used … Continue reading

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Tequila Tasting Results

Send invites to a tequila tasting and the only people that will accept are the type that I wasn’t looking for.  So I promoted a Taco Bar and Margarita Tasting, and I got exactly the consumer panel I sought.  And … Continue reading

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