My latest story for Liquor.com reveals an often untold part of Sasha Petraske’s undying legacy that exists in the small town of Hudson, NY where I currently live. His influence on contemporary cocktail culture is one that still manifests through his lineage, and this story sheds light on the last project he worked on before his passing.
My latest for VinePair reviews the best ways to properly drink mezcal to truly understand its flavor, character, and what terroir tastes like for the spirit.
Photo: Sabina Sabe
My first article for Matador Network reviews the variances in how we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the US versus Mexico, and how we can be more culturally sensitive when celebrating this special day in Mexican history.
Photo: Montelobos Mezcal
Learn about how they developed a menu inspired by the nostalgic nature of road trips and get an exclusive recipe of their Cheetos-inspired cocktail (it’s legit).
Learn about this no/low waste cocktail bar who, thanks to their progressive owner, is focused on what holistic sustainability looks like in an industry where waste is commonplace.
My latest for Bourbon Review highlights the part boutique bottle shop, part speakeasy in a suburban San Diego mall, named Raised by Wolves.
Photo: Raised by Wolves
Brooklyn’s two-Michelin starred Scandinavian restaurant, Aska, creates their own Aquavit as an ode to their cuisine’s roots. This piece covers a bit about this lesser-known spirit, as well as instructions on how to make your own.
I interviewed head bartender Masa Urushido of Katana Kitten for Vinepair’s Lucky Sevens column - check out what one of the most hospitable bartenders in the game had to say about his desert island drink, and other light-hearted topics.
Photo: Noah Fecks
I reviewed one of NYC’s recently opened cocktail bars, Mister Paradise. If you’ve never been, you’ll need to put this one on your list.
Photo: Mister Paradise
I sat down with the artist and discussed his inspiration behind the design, what this project meant to him, all-things Derby, and what advice he would give to aspiring artists and creatives.
Photo: Woodford Reserve
Barbershop by day, speakeasy cocktail bar by night.
Photo: The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails
Check out my latest news coverage on Maxim of Beam’s first new bourbon in 27 years, which was created in collaboration with Suntory.
I tapped 3 of NYC’s finest industry bartenders to get their opinions on some common technical mistakes that bartenders make behind the bar.
Photo: courtesy of The Honeywell NYC
Arlo SoHo just relaunched their lobby bar and it’s a must-visit for both locals and visitors to get a taste of NYC via their expertly crafted cocktails.
Photo: Arlo SoHo
My latest for BOND OFFICIAL gives readers a few variations of the classic marg to try at home for National Margarita Day on Feb 22nd.
Photo: Courtesy Montelobos
Checkout my latest feature for Vinepair where I feature some of Instagram’s best home bartenders to put together the best home bar guide in the game.
Photo: Jordan Hughes
Round-up of three great cocktails to try this Winter season.
Photo: Saxon + Parole
With Las Vegas’ cocktail scene booming, it was only necessary to round-up 5 of the hottest cocktail bars at the moment. Bookmark this one.
Photo: NoMad Hotel LV
The Hudson Valley is home to some top notch cocktail bars, so I sought out 5 of the best cocktails to keep you warm this winter.
Photo: Wm. Farmer & Sons
My first piece for The Bourbon Review covers the best three ice-molds to buy for cocktail and whiskey enthusiasts.
Photo: True Cubes
Learn how to make a world class Irish Coffee from the industry’s best. This piece covers everything from the best coffee blends, to the ideal coffee temperature. Yes, really.
Photo: Brett Herrig
My first article for Hudson Valley’s local magazine, Chronogram, covers 5 of the best breweries to visit in Columbia County (and a couple are even some of the best in the region).
Photo: Thomas Hart Shelby
Looking to get-away this holiday season? Check out my latest for Maxim to get the full download on the hottest places to stay for a cocktail-filled getaway.
My first feature for Vinepair dives into the vast world of low-ABV cocktails and why the low-ABV movement is here to stay.
In my first for Liquor.com, I highlight one Harlem cocktail bar’s commitment to fresh, craft ingredients with no artificial coloring (yes, that means no Campari).
The end of summer means going out with some good food and drink. Check out my five drink recommendations to celebrate the transition into fall.
This feature highlights 10 of the best rum cocktails from some of the most popular bars in the country, and exactly how to make them. Get the exclusive look at these recipes to try them at home, or stop by one of the spots to have one made for you.
Photo: Four Pillars Gin
When it comes to sipping spirits, gin is not typically at the top of the list. This piece lists 5 quality gins worth sipping, and are also great in a cocktail.
Photo: Noah Fecks
NYC’s latest tiki bar, The Polynesian, is the ultimate ode to tiki with beautifully crafted tiki cocktails and the ambience to match. Check out my latest for Tasting Table to get all the details.
Check out this tasty summer cocktail round-up for some drinkspiration.
My first for Tasting Table features Grand Army Bar’s (Brooklyn, NY) glitter-filled cocktail menu inspired by “My Little Pony,” and they’re damn tasty.
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Chilled Mag: Hunky Dory’s Claire Sprouse is Paving the Way for Backbar Sustainability
My latest for Chilled highlights one bar program’s holistic approach to sustainability, and how other bars can begin to adopt similar practices. (Photo: Hunky Dory)
Vinepair: How Do You Stock the Ultimate Home Bar? Ask Instagram’s Best Bartenders
I tapped some of Instagram’s best home bartenders for their recommendations on everything from must-have barware and spirits, to mixers and other pro-tips. (Photo: Jordan Hughes)