Bees Knees and a thought on resistance

Bees Knees and a thought on resistance

Free House, Tavern Law, Speakeasy. It’s easy to forget where these terms for pubs came from. The history of the bar is fully intertwined with free-speech and the right to protest. When a government seeks to controls the rights of all, or some – conversations between assembled groups of drinkers is one of the hardest to stop. The surreal political climate in the United States has me heartened to see famous bartenders like Diageo World…

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Monkey Gland and Frank Meier’s Legacy

Monkey Gland and Frank Meier’s Legacy

The Monkey Gland cocktail is a debatable classic. Funny name, famed history but with a flavor profile that not every one can get behind. Orange juice, anise, raspberry syrup and gin. It requires a delicate mix. The cocktail is one that most bartenders eventually want to try, if for no other reason than the name. The color is vibrant making anyone who sees it want a taste. Oh, but then you taste it. The drink…

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