Carter Raff of Bummer & Lazarus GIn

By Adam Rains Carter Raff is living the American Dream. As master distiller and founder of Raff Distillerie, Carter is doing what he loves in the city that he loves, San Francisco. He’s riding a wave of a craft fervor and making a difference. Not only enticing and delighting the palates of Californians, he’s bringing the […]

Pineapple Basil Gin Fix

by Raul Faria The Pineapple Basil Gin Fix was my entry into the Broker’s Gin Bowler Cup this year and is based on an old style of cocktail known as a “Fix”. Fixes were essentially sours; spirit, sugar and citrus. Now the fix incorporated fruit into the sour template either with juices or the sugar […]

Aviation Cocktail

by Raul Faria The Aviation Cocktail is a true classic both in its history and in its beautifully balanced flavor profile, plus its considered by many to be one of, if not the best pre-prohibition cocktails still around. It is also #20 in our mission to recreate all the cocktails in the Joy of Mixology by Gaz […]

Thyme for Tea

I may not look like a girl you’d expect to be taking tea in the afternoons, but there was a point in my life that I considered myself rather civilized.  That meant answering the phone with a vaguely British accent and taking on the affectation of afternoon tea. I had a roommate back then who […]

Le Savage

by Adam Rains A Corpse Reviver Revival…? Come to the Gordon Ramsay Pub and try this play on a classic; w/Rogue Gin, fresh Tarragon & Meyer Lemon, With a touch of Pernod and a Vanilla Tarragon simple… C’ya there! — at Caesars Palace. It might sound obvious, but always use what you have. Working in […]

Strawberry Truth

by Raul Faria Strawberry Truth was my entry in the G’Vine Gin cocktail competition this year. It featured G’Vine Floraison Gin which is really FLORAL, and full of herbal notes making it really fun to mix with and its not very Juniper forward which I think helps G’Vine Floraison represent a perfect introduction to the Gin […]

God save the Queen

by Raul Faria God Save the Queen was created with the people who are on the fence about Gin or even the Gin doubters in mind. This cocktail is something that I would recommend to a Cosmopolitan drinker (a real Cosmo not a crappy roses lime or bottled sour mix one, blegh), a Lemon Dropper […]

Seven Samurai Sunrise

by Raul Faria This cocktail was my entry for the very, very fun Cointreau Ambassador of Libations competition where we were tasked with coming up with two cocktails, one being inspired by a silver screen Cannes film classic and the second being inspired by St Tropez. This week we are gonna make my movie cocktail […]


By Raul Faria This is number 347 in our goal of making all 350 cocktails listed in Gary “Gaz” Regans’s book the Joy of Mixology This cocktail I was worried about, I really enjoy Gin and I love using Yellow Chartreuse in cocktails but the two together? Alone? I was wrong. This drink is […]

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