Welcome to this week’s roundup of interesting cocktail and spirits related articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for cocktail party conversation starters.
“The US is falling for low-alcohol cocktails designed for all-day drinking, but British millennials still embrace the impromptu bender known as ‘the sesh’…”
The title kinda makes you think it’s about cocktails made with KFC gravy, right? Well, that’s exactly what it is. Weird. But possibly marketing genius. More (en francais) on the Alambic site at the link. But if you don’t read french, not to worry. The videos in the article links are in English.
The approach and opinions of the pros vary when it comes to ordering a simple vodka-soda or a “normal beer like a bud” in a craft cocktail bar. Food & Wine interviews a few US based bartenders to get their take…
In Japan, everything can become an art form. Having been there, I can tell you that the bar scene is pretty impressive from hidden whiskey bars to high end craft cocktail lounges. Eater.com explores the allure of their style and lists out some bars that are emulating the Japanese art of bartender.
Seven spots to enjoy Royal Wedding inspired cocktails
(The Cocktail Lovers)
I’ll admit it…I tuned in to watch the vows, check out the wedding dress and generally oh and ah over the splendor of the latest royal wedding. And if you want to take things to another level, our friends over at The Cocktail Lovers have a list of London-based bars where you can drink to the couple’s health with a cocktail inspired by their nuptials.
Cocktail Party Conversation Starters
Get all tongue tied around new people? Try this week’s cocktail party conversation starters next time you’re stuck for small talk…
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And, this week, when I’m not reading cocktail news or finding bizarre conversation starters, I’m reading: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.