The Irish coffee recipe you’ll find at New York’s Dead Rabbit is about as good as you’ll find anywhere, and back in July Sydney’s The Duke of Clarence adopted their recipe for use, too.
Ask anyone who’s had the chance to drink a Batanga with Don Javier, and they’ll tell you that they just never taste as good as when you’re at La Capilla.
If you’ve ever wanted to get an idea of the brewing process at work, check out this timelapse video that Sierra Nevada produced.
It shows four open fermenters filled with wort and shows just how much action takes place when beer gets brewing.
Here’s something hilarious we saw while “researching” “stuff” on the interwebs. The new ad for Southern Comfort in the States features a guy, at the hairdressers, doing slow-mo karate moves. What’s it got to do with Southern Comfort? Who cares.
Got nothing to do for the next two and a half minutes? Of course you do. Or, you could check out the slick video of new Newtown soul food and drink shack, Miss Peaches, like we did.
They’ve also announced that that from next Thursday their new house blues band, Ray Beadle and the Silver Dollars, will take the stage, giving you Sydneysiders just one more reason to head to Newtown for all your food and drink needs.
Watch the trailer for the doco, Hey Bartender, being released throughout the States and to iTunes (our fingers are crossed for Aussie distribution). The movie follows the fortunes of two bartenders — one of them at New York bar Employees Only — and features the biggest names in US bartendeing. Bartenders like Dale DeGroff, Jim Meehan (PDT), Julie Reiner (Flatiron Lounge), Sasha Petraske (Milk & Honey), Dushan Zaric (Employees Only), Simon Ford (86 Company) all make appearances in the film. And there’s more gold to be found at the facebook page.
Who knew Google was so enthused about cocktail book archaeology? Last week they had Jim Meehan, owner of NYC’s PDT and author of his very own cocktail book, pop in to their offices to give a Google Talk. Meehan broke out the mezcal, making everyone a cocktail before launching in to a 45 minute talk that traced the history of cocktail books with a look towards their future.
Admittedly it has been a while between drinks since my last post, but I have finally got my act together in order to tell you all a little bit about one of 4bars.com.au’s favourite sites; Small Screen Network. Small Screen Network is a media company that is focused on bringing high quality video and informative blogs on cocktails and drink culture.