Rye to the first power


Pronounced Rye One.

Not R one.

Or Rye to the first power.

Just Rye One.  Plain and simple.

Now that we have that out of the way, check out the photos above from the (ri)1 Nike ID event held at the Nike ID studio on 57th St. in Manhattan a couple of weeks ago…it was sweet.



Antigua, mon!

Boy is this a treat!  I will be on the island of Antigua this week and I’ll be teaching a Caribbean cocktail class.  You can see the full info here:


I’ll give you the full low-down afterwards.  In the meantime, please enjoy this special Antiguan cocktail creation:

Dickenson’s Daiquiri

1 1/2 oz. English Harbor 5 yr Rum (from Antigua! – visit their website!)

1/2 oz. Demarara syrup

juice of 1/2 of a lime

1 dash Angostura bitters

Directions: Shake all ingredients very well in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish: orange peel (flamed, optional)

The Bols Empire

Is expanding…to Boston and Chicago!

My good pals Tal Nadari (Bols), Katie Darling (Bols), and Debbie Rizzo (of DRinkPR) are busy bees right now.  Our favorite Dutch Genever is growing by leaps and bounds, and I couldn’t be more excited and proud of them. 

In fact, in honor of this extravaganza, I’ve spent most of the afternoon in my test kitchen working on a non-Bols-Genever project and using Bols Genever as an ingredient.  I’ve come up with a real nice one.  It’s flavorful, seasonal, and packs a nice punch.  Sorry gang, can’t divulge exact ingredients at this point, but stay tuned and you may just get the recipe so you can try it out at home.

Tal Nadari.  Name sound familiar?  I blogged about a Bitter Truth/Bols Genever event that occurred not too long ago at The Clover Club: https://thecocktailguru.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/the-bitter-truth-of-it-all/  Tal’s a great brand rep and an all-around top notch bloke.  Katie Darling, Bols Genever brand amabassador, is not so bad herself.  Originally hailing from San Francisco, Katie joined the ranks of the NYC bar scene at the beginning of this year, and is doing just fine thank you.  She is a proud member of the USBG NY chapter, and is always a pleasure to spend time with.

Enough chit-chat.  Let’s get down to business here.  All you industry and media cats out there in Boston – listen up!


(courtesy: Bols Genever)

Save the Date to Taste the Past

Back in the 19th century, two important developments came together in the world of bartending.  They made a perfect match until the 1920s, when they were mysteriously separated.  We invite you to this overdue reunion, as we journey back to the past with our special guests to rediscover what made this match so special.

WHEN: August 19, 2009 2pm

WHERE: DRINK, 348 Congress St., Boston

Please plan for an afternoon of celebration with food and drinks.

Best regards,

Tal Nadari (Lucas Bols)

& Debbie Rizzo (DRinkPR)

Please RSVP

(bartenders) talnadari@lucasbols.com

(press) darizzo@gmail.com

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