Ginspirations

New Year, new you, new . . . gin? It very well could be, considering the explosion of new and local options available to fans of the spirit.  This wasn’t always the case. For seemingly forever, those seeking diversity in the category would’ve had to choose between the London dry, slightly sweeter Plymouth, and even…

Book Box: The First Gineration

The sun has set on summer and we’ve immediately hit the books—the cocktail books, that is. Over the years there have been many great published works that combine enlightening facts and histories with brilliant photos and recipes. The earliest known compendium of techniques and drinks was mixology founding father Jerry Thomas’s Bartender’s Guide in the…

Use Your ImaGINation

What makes gin, gin? The one real requisite is the distilling of a neutral grain alcohol with juniper, and that’s actually pretty much it. What distinguishes the various gins from one another, on the other hand, is a far more interesting question! With so many distinct flavors, no two gins are truly alike (luckily we…