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.
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)
Robyn Webb of Paris Made for You recently interviewed me and posted a lovely recap of our cocktail talk on their site.
As summer rolls on, Imbibe talks about grilling fruit and veg to add some extra depth or interest elements to cocktail garnishes and recipes.
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….)
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…
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And, this week, when I’m not reading cocktail news or finding bizarre conversation starters, I’m reading: The Extra Woman by Joanna Scutts.