Friday, October 7, 2011

Real About Rum (with a new drink recipe at the end)

Rum is in (and has been for some time).  Check out my latest blog post that goes into the types of rum and gives a new rum-based drink that I have been enjoying:

Friday, September 30, 2011

Basic Mixing Stock for a Superior Home Bar

(click on the page for an enlargeable image of it)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Greetings all!
I haven't been keeping up here...
Please check for recent posts on the other Elemental Mixology blog.
Please check for the book or courses or featured drink recipes.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Liquor Recommendations

My liquor recommendations is available to anyone interested as a .pdf file.  E-mail if you would like it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Elemental Mixology Recipe Book - finally available!

This 720 page book (by myself) contains more than 3,500 drinks from a manageable number of easily-mastered basic forms that cover all types of mixed drinks, old and new, each one set to pre-prohibition standards, with historic sources noted, and presented in sections by genre and sub-genre - with a section of liquor recommendations, and a complete index of mixed drinks.
The book may be ordered through

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Elemental Mixology Courses News

I must announce that, since I am due to become someone's father in August, I will be taking a hiatus from the courses after that.  That means that the current courses listed at will be the last ones available for a while.  If you have been waiting to take the EMDC, the time to wait has ended!  The course will fill up quickly and this post must serve as everyone's fair and equal notice!
All is not lost for those who do not get in - the courses will resume in November.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Attention: Elemental Mixology Mixed Drinks Course Alumni

I am preparing a written test for the Elemental Mixology Mixed Drinks Course.  The test will not be a required part of taking the course.  Any student who chooses to take the test and passes it will receive a certificate to the effect that they have passed the EMDC test and will be given an e-mail address in the Elemental Mixology domain, should it be desired.  The addresses will be in the forms of:  (for women)  (for men)
That might be a more interesting e-mail address for a bartending resume or other drink-related endeavors.
When your address is set, an e-mail will be sent to your other e-mail address with confirmation of your address and a temporary password that you may change.
Any prior students who have completed EMDC within the past two years may take the test when I give it.  Anyone interested in repeating EMDC is always allowed to sign up for it at a discounted rate in the last week before the course begins, provided there are any spaces left.  More information about the course can be found at
Anyone interested in taking the test should e-mail me at:
 - Andrew