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The Polynesian: NYC's Hottest New Tiki Bar

Get the inside scoop on all the details around NYC's hottest new tiki bar. 

Originally written for Tasting Table.
Photos: courtesy of Noah Fecks

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Matcha Gin + Tonic

Matcha is currently having its moment as one of the most popular ingredients in both food and drink culture. Not only does it make for this beautifully, vibrant green color, but it is also extremely healthy (even anti-aging). Check out my latest recipe featuring this special ingredient.




How To Make Matcha Tea Syrup

Once you check out my latest recipe: the Matcha Gin + Tonic, pop-over and read about how I used the Matcha Tea Powder and made it into a syrup!

About Me

 Photo:  Justin Sisson

Photo: Justin Sisson


Hi! I'm Tyler.

I read about, write about, and take photos of cocktails & spirits. Why? Because I'm kind of nerdy and love learning, specifically, about the history, culture, and science of it all.

Join me on my booze-filled journey to get the latest cocktail trends, the best booze to buy, some cool recipes, and learn a thing or two. Learning is a lot more fun (and funny) when drinking is involved, I promise.

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Latest Video


The Bloody Bee's Knees is a build on the classic Bee's Knees cocktail. This version is an original recipe made with:

1.5 oz Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin
3/4 oz Honey Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon
2 Dashes Lavender Bitters
Garnish: Thyme Sprig

Method: mix all ingredients in shaker with ice; shake until chilled, then strain into glass, garnish, and serve.



A proper drink at the right time—one mixed with care and skill and served in a true spirit of hospitality—is better than any other made thing at giving us the illusion, at least, that we’re getting what we want from life. A cat can gaze upon a king, as the proverb goes, and after a Dry Martini or a Sazerac Cocktail or two, we’re all cats.
— David Wondrich, Imbibe!