I'm Dave and I'm a dedicated amateur mixologist (recently turned pro at an amazing bar/restaurant with a cocktail program!). I'm snarky and profane and I enjoy a good cocktail but will give you a different perspective than those fancy shmancy douchebags on youtube. I also want to know the history and stories behind it. So many classics are at least 100 years old, and many are from the 19th century and even earlier. There as so many great stories behind the names, the ingredients and the people who (allegedly) created them. I love to read about unique liqueurs such as Crème de Violette and the Aviation cocktail that features it. I also want to explore the zeitgeist that influenced it so I watch WWI documentaries about early aviation. Cocktail lore is filled with all kinds of controversies and debate as well so it's always fun to dig in deeper than my usual Wikipedia search.
So please enjoy my recipes and send me yours! I must be honest and admit that I don't update this blog very often, but I'm getting back into the swing of things. However, you can see many of my most recent creations by perusing my Kindred Cocktails profile. Their site is a billion times better than mine and I post all my best ones from there on here as well as some other new ones.
Oh, and I also do photography which is another thing I like about cocktails - taking photos of them! All of the photos on this site are mine, but my "real" artist portfolio is very different and not quite as appetizing.
Lastly, these recipes all include booze, so if you're 21 you don't belong here so go away but if you're reading this it's probably too late anyway.