Día de Los Muertos!

Día de Los Muertos!

Many people think that Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is related to Halloween festivities. It is a separate holiday in Mexico, more akin to All Souls Day. Find out more about this two-day festival via infographic by El Jimenez!

The Belle Spell

The Belle Spell

The ladies in the MOMs Group of Oakwood had their Fall Mixer this week, featuring a Belle of Dayton-based cocktail. Here is the recipe for this fall-in-a-glass drink. 

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 64 - The Snozzberry

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 64 - The Snozzberry

Who ever heard of a Snozzberry? With that lamentation, we all knew that Verruca Salt was not going to have a good time in Willy Wonka's factory. That was asked by a friend of mine one day in jest, and I held on to the idea for this part of the #100DaysOfCocktails. I pictured them as a little sweet with just a hint of sparkle to them. And that I what I made. 

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 63 - Black Negroni

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 63 - Black Negroni

There is a White Negroni out in the world that utilizes Lillet Blanc, gin, and Suze. So why not make a black version of it? Old Tom gin, Jagermeister (yes, that Jagermeister), and sweet vermouth aim to make this variation on the classic. 

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 61 - The Fitzgerald

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 61 - The Fitzgerald

There was a bit of a counting error, so the exploration of modern cocktails received an extra day. Who else to dedicate that to other than "King Cocktail" Dale DeGroff. He was one of the pioneers in the late 1980's and early 1990's that brought fresh ingredients and classic techniques back to a thoroughly artificial bar scene. If you are interested in craft cocktails or are working in the industry, it is probably because of this man.