Aug 29, 2019
In this interview, we sit down
with Derek Brown and Bob Yule, co-authors of Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail
Conquered the World. Some of the other topics we
Bob and Derek fused their expertise on opposing sides of the bar to
create this book as a tribute to a ten part cocktail seminar series
at the National Archives.
and how we experience historical “echoes” in the cocktail world,
and how these echoes can help connect us - at least in spirit
- with our tipsy ancestors.
importance of names and definitions in the cocktail world- both for
the original cocktail and all the variants that spun off through
we get a little funky - we talk about what grows on the graves of
dead Virginians, who’s about to take a hatchet to Derek’s bar, and
the merits of a TGI Friday’s caesar salad.
During this interview, we laugh,
and we cry. We daydream about what Edgar Allan Poe liked to drink
before he died in a puddle, and then we share our most embarrassing
book errors and widely published typos.