The Margarita


The Margarita Margarita Sames, a Dallas socialite, boasts that she invented the Margarita in 1948 during a visit to her Acapulco vacation home. Like any self-respecting socialite, she named her new creation after herself. However, as is the case with most drink origins, this tale is a little dubious. There are numerous other claims as… Read more »

What’s In My Think Tank 10 Bag

People have been asking me what sort of goodies I carry with me in my Think Tank 10 Cable Management bag. So here goes.

The Manhattan


When it comes to bold, boozy drinks, the Manhattan is king.

Cool Tools Podcast Appearance

An Appearance on the Cool Tools Podcast

Recently I was a guest on the Cool Tools podcast where I presented four cool tools I find useful and hope others will too. Give it a listen!

The Daiquiri


The Daiquiri is a simple yet elegant cocktail—and one well worth drinking.

Basil Smash

Basil Smash

The Basil Smash is a great and flavorful summer sipping cocktail.

Boldr Expedition Everest

Adventure Watch: Boldr Expedition Everest

Presenting the Boldr Expedition Everest, an automatic field watch with rugged good looks.

Unboxed: BattleBox No. 1 - February 2017

Unboxed: BattlBox April 2017

For this edition of Unboxed, I try to come clean with the BattlBox April 2017 subscription box which claims to be a Dopp kit.

Negroni Week: Coffee Negroni

Negroni Week: Coffee Negroni

For the final beverage of Negroni Week, we turn away from the potent spirit-forward drinks and to the civilized variant known as the Coffee Negroni (a/k/a the Caffègroni).

Negroni Week: The Agavoni

Negroni Week: Agavoni

Negroni Week rolls on, and today I take a look at another Negroni-like cocktail—The Agavoni—using tequila instead of gin.

  • Negroni Week: Tradewinds Negroni

    Delving deeper into the way of the Negroni for Negroni Week, I throw mix up a Tradewinds Negroni, which may or may not even be a real Negroni. I’ll let you be the judge.

  • Negroni Week: Negroni Sour

    Negroni Week: Negroni Sour

    Negroni Week Continues! Today I craft the simple—but delicious—Negroni Sour.

  • Negroni Week: The Negroni

    Negroni Week: The Negroni

    Welcome to Negroni Week! Today, I kick off the week by mixing up a Negroni, the classic Italian cocktail that started it all.

  • Seven More Crazy Coffee Contraptions

    Seven (More) Crazy Coffee Contraptions

    Seven more crazy coffee contraptions that look mighty stylish and will set you back a good amount of your hard-earned cash—but won’t necessarily make a better cup of coffee.

  • Unboxed: BattleBox No. 1 - February 2017

    Unboxed: BattlBox March 2017

    In this installment of Unboxed, I take a deeper look under the lid of my first regular BattlBox shipment—BattlBox March 2017.

  • Books I Read in 2017

    Books I Read in 2017

    All the books I read in 2017.