Cocktail Classic – 10/24  @ 7p

Detroit Cocktail Classic – 10/24 @ 7p

Have you visited all of the following cocktail joints; Firebird Tavern, Two James Spirits, Public House, Great Lakes Coffee, Craft Work, Roast, The Oakland, Joe Muer Seafood & Rock City Eatery?… a Vodka Party

Hosting a Vodka Party

Vodka is a great ingredient for mixing up cocktails. That’s a fighting statement with some craft cocktail joints. My defense of that is it offers a great platform for new… to Detroit City Distillary

Visit to Detroit City Distillary

It’s always exciting to check out a new place and Downtown Detroit is having all sorts of great bars and restaurants pop-up. The most recent was the Detroit City Distillery…. Aficionados 2014 Event Review

Patron Aficionados 2014 Event Review

Being part of the US Bartender’s Guild has some great perks (sshhhh, you don’t have to be a bartender.) One of them is invites to special events. Patrón is launch… Maker Faire Geeky Cocktails Presentation

Detroit Maker Faire Geeky Cocktails Presentation

  This weekend was one of my favorite weekends in Detroit. It was Maker Faire. Being the fifth year, I wanted to do something cool. I opted-out of last year… Trip: Wright & Company

Field Trip: Wright & Company

I had the pleasure to visit Wright & Company on Thursday prior to their official opening today (Monday  7/20). Lish and I went to a practice dinner last week. I… & Whiskey 2014

Pig & Whiskey 2014

Pig & Whiskey is a yearly event hosted by Ferndale behind the WAB. This is the first year I have visited the event and I don’t know if I would… Rhum Tasting in Michigan

Agricole Rhum Tasting in Michigan

I had the great privilege to join The Rum Collective, visiting from Seattle, as they gave three tastings around the extended Metro Detroit area. They hosted two tastings at Sugar House… Review: Libbey’s Perfect Collection

Product Review: Libbey’s Perfect Collection

Libbey is an epic company founded in 1818 and is located right down the road from me in Toledo, OH. They are the number one brand of beverageware in retail… of Summer: Honi Honi Opens

Beginning of Summer: Honi Honi Opens

  The temperature is brutal, the days are long and you need a place to relax. You need an ice cold drink inspired by the island-life. Last night marked the… Boozie Father’s Day Gifts

5 Boozie Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is on Sunday. Have you purchased your gift yet? If not, why not check out my recommendations for a boozie gift? I did a post on DIY Network’s… Review: Wintersmiths Ice Baller

Product Review: Wintersmiths Ice Baller

Getting clear ice is challenging and takes some effort. Camper English at has done some great work on exploring the different ways that work and don’t work. I’ve experimented… Sweet Vermouth

DIY: Sweet Vermouth

Vermouths of the world are just a wine infused with spices and fortified with high-proof booze. I’ve was interested in trying my own ever since I came across this post… International Bartender: Mihai Fetcu

Featured International Bartender: Mihai Fetcu

I follow a number of cool bartenders on the Facebooks and have been following Mihai Fetcu of (in Romanian) for a while. He is a talented bartender that has competed… Review: Bar-X Utah

Bar Review: Bar-X Utah

We took a trip to the craft blogger conference known as SNAP in Salt Lake City, Utah. By craft, I don’t mean craft cocktail, I mean crafting (sewing, paper arts,… a Dinotini?

Whats a Dinotini?

  I’m off to my first blogger conference with my wife. It’s called SNAP Conference and is in Salt Lake City. I have a sneaking suspicion I will be one… Culture Recap

Cocktail Culture Recap

***Hey Loyal Readers – I have a lot of new stuff coming including a full site re-branding and a test venue so my blog posts have been sparse. I’m heading… Business Survival Guide

Whiskey Business Survival Guide

It seems like a convenient coincidence that a whiskey tasting would fall on my birthday today. I guess I’ll have to go but not before investigating the options available for… Vodka Infusions with Russian Inspiration

Olympic Vodka Infusions with Russian Inspiration

The Sochi Olympics are in full swing. That means we can find creative ways to drink and call it “research” as long as it’s related to the event. I thought… Oakland Having Barrels of Fun

The Oakland Having Barrels of Fun

While your significant other might be receiving 12 roses this Friday, wouldn’t it be better to guarantee at least Four Roses for yourself? The Oakland Art and Novelty in Ferndale,…

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