Ardent Spirits eLetter
June 24, 2010



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Bartenders in our Database work at smart joints such as these

15 Romolo, San Francisco.

50 Plates, Portland, OR

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, San Francisco.

Aldea Restaurant, New York.

Aspen Restaurant, Old Saybrook, CT

Aureole restaurant, New York.

Bar Agricole, San Francisco.

Barrio North, London

Beaker and Flask, Portland, OR

Bijou Restaurant and Bar, Hayward, CA.

Bobo, New York

Bols Bartending Academy, Amsterdam

Bookmarks Lounge, New York

Campbell Apt, New York

Cantina, San Francisco.

Carnegie Club, New York

Chasen's Bar, West Hollywood.

Clover Club, Brooklyn

Connaught Hotel, London

Daddy-O, New York

Daniel, NY

Death & Company, NYC

Doheny, Los Angeles

Drawing Room at Le Passage, Chicago

Drink, Boston.

The Electric Pickle Co. Cocktail Lounge & Music Emporium, Miami

Elixir, San Francisco.

Enrico’s Sidewalk Cafe, San Francisco.

Fabulous Shaker Boys, Amsterdam

Flatiron Lounge, New York.

Graham Elliot, Chicago

GV Hurley’s, Sacramento

Havana Club of Miami, Miami, Florida.

Havover, Denmark

The Hotel Shangri-La, Los Angeles

Insieme, New York.

Jardiniere, San Francisco

JP Wine Bar & Coffee House, Kansas City, MO

L Wine Lounge, Sacramento

Lab Bar, London

Lounge ON20, Sacramento

Madison & Vine, New York.

Malo Restaurant, Los Angeles

Masso, Dre, London

Mayahuel, NYC

Mea Culpa Restaurant, Auckland, New Zealand

Milk & Honey, New York.

Milk & Honey, New York.

Monarch Restaurant, Maplewood, MO

Nopa, San Francisco

Oloroso, Edinburgh

Palapa’s Surfside, Colorado Springs, CO

Paragon Restaurant and Bar, Portland, Oregon

Pazzalune Cafe, St. Paul, MN

PDT, New York

Peacock Alley at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York

Pegu Club, New York.

Philadelphia Fish and Company, Philadelphia.

Portland, Oregon

Quarter Bar & Restaurant, Leicester, UK

Rayuela, New York, Millburn, NJ

Ronnie Scott's, London

Room, Liverpool, England

Rye, San Francisco.

S.A.F. Organic Restaurant, Istanbul.

Salvatore@Fifty, London.

Sochu Bar, Berlin, Germany

Soul Shakers, London.

Stanislav Vadrna´s Analog Bar Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco

Stingaree, San Diego, CA

Terene, St. Louis, MO

White Mountain Cider Company, Glen, NH

The Wilshire, Los Angeles

World Bar, New York

Zig Zag Café, Seattle.















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We're on the road a lot for the next few weeks, so although we'll continue to try to keep you updated on what's going on, the eLetter might not be quite as lengthy as usual.  Bear with us, please.  Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible (July-ish).

Meanwhile, get a load of this fabulous new site:

Pernod Ricard launches online community for bartenders.

And this might catch yer fancy

2010 Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail

And here's an interesting tid-bit, too:

Case Study: The Bramble by Toby Cecchini

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The CocktailianThe Cocktailian

Click link below to see an episode from gaz's upcoming book
The Cocktailian Chronicles: The Professor Years

16: The Cable Car

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Drink du Jour

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Each week, for the foreseeable future, we at ardent spirits will select the best of the best pages on (and they have some pretty remarkable stuff), and we'll post links to those article right here.

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Gift Guide: Father’s Day

You have no excuse. Father’s Day is this weekend and, once again, you’re scrambling to get a great present. Your dad deserves more than a tie or a box of golf balls, so to help you out we found... read more

USS Richmond Punch

All hands on deck for this historic quadruple-liquor punch.

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Potent Quotables

Medicinal Benefits

“If the Plymouth Gin of which we speak were in all cases used instead of some of the others we tasted, it would be to the benefit of those indulging in it.” 

The London Medical Recorder, 1890.

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Hot LinksHot Links

Small Screen Network
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The Liquid Muse with Natalie Bovis-Nelsen
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Drinks Ink Blog
Wherein a sharp-tongued boozehound (Jack Robertiello) shares what he thinks about what he drinks, among other things. Click here
Don't forget to pay Uncle Brian a visit at the barkeeper. This guy has stuff on his blog that you'll never find anywhere else in the world. Don't say we didn't tell you...

Arthur Shapiro's Booze Business Blog
WOur old friend Arthur Shapiro spills some fabulous booze-related tales on his blog, Booze Business.  Go pay him a visit here.

The Cocktail Guru
Wanna See What Jonathan Pogash is Up To This Week? Clickety HERE to go worship The Cocktail Guru.

The Jerry Thomas Project

The Jerry Thomas Project is the re-creation of all of Jerry Thomas' cocktails from Jerry Thomas' Bar-Tenders Guide: Receipts for Mixing in their purest form.  Click here

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