Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 13

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.

Cocktail Reading

Sustainable Cocktails Could Be the Next Big Trend in Bartending
(Fortune)

While sustainable practices are all that new in the food and drinks world, the bartending community is upping its game when it comes to sustainable practices. (and if you dig that kind of thing, don’t forget we have an Eco-bar series on teh blog where you can read abouyt brands and brs doing better by the environments)

My Spirited Interview with Queen of Cocktails Forest Collins
(Paris Made For You)

Robyn Webb of Paris Made for You recently interviewed me and posted a lovely recap of our cocktail talk on their site.

A Guide to Grilling for Cocktails
(Imbibe)

As summer rolls on, Imbibe talks about grilling fruit and veg to add some extra depth or interest elements to cocktail garnishes and recipes.

Tatler has named the most trendy drinks of 2018 – and the ones that are out
(The Independent UK)

According to Tatler it’s still cool to drink Negronis or G&T’s, but cucumber and elderflower or frosé. (even though we all know that the best thing to drink is what you enjoy drinking….)

How to Make Big Batch Cocktails Without Doing Any Math
(HuffPo)

HuffPo talks about large format cocktails and gives the tip to simply swap out ounces for cups to scale up your favorite cocktail recipe for 8. I like the simplicity of it – although it’s probably more intuitive for our US-based readers who regularly use those measurements…

 

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…

Did you hear about…

The tiger who went to prom?

How aliens are fighting dark energy?

That time Donald Trump got prank called on AIr Force One?

And, this week, when I’m not reading cocktail news or finding bizarre conversation starters, I’m reading: The Extra Woman by Joanna Scutts.

About Forest Collins 315 Articles
Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!