Category Archives: Deconstructed

Timing

This week we investigate the effect of temperature and oxidation on cocktails. We had noticed that some cocktails seem to change in flavor, often for the better, after sitting a short while (on those rare occasions where we don’t just gulp … Continue reading

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Lime vs Acid Phosphate

Recently we received an order of acid phosphate (as well as other goodies) from Darcy O’Neil at Art of the Drink. Mr. O’Neil has been a tireless researcher of extinct drink ingredients. We love such intrepid individuals. We’re fascinated by such … Continue reading

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Black Lily Deconstructed

Recently we came across the recipe for the Black Lily, created by Kyle Ford as the official cocktail of the 2012 San Francisco Cocktail Week. At first glance it seemed like an odd drink. A whole lot of Cointreau, a … Continue reading

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