Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré

A New Orleans original, the Vieux Carré challenges the Manhattan for king of the boozy cocktails.

Books I Read in 2018

A full accounting of the 29 books I read in 2018.

BioLite HeadLamp

Gear Alert: BioLite HeadLamp on Kickstarter

TheBioLite HeadLamp is a lightweight, small form factor, rechargeable light source perfect for camping and hiking.

The Margarita


The Margarita is a drink that has competing claims of origination and a multitude of recipes. Featured here is the simplest.

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.

  • 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: Boulevardier

    Negroni Week: Boulevardier

    We take a slight detour down bourbon lane on our Negroni Week journey today with the Boulevardier.

  • Negroni Week: Negroni Flip

    Negroni Week: Negroni Flip

    Negroni week continues moving along. Today we turn things upside-down with a somewhat unusual take on the Negroni—the Negroni Flip.

  • 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.