What is my all time favorite cocktail?

Plus, 20,000 books sold!

My All Time Favorites!

The most common cocktail-related question I get asked is “what is your favorite cocktail?”. I always come up with some half-baked answer like “it depends on the mood and the occasion.”. But, today - I’m unveiling my 3 absolute favorite cocktails (I couldn’t choose just one!).

In no particular order, I present…

  1. Vieux Carré - a spirit-forward mix of cognac, whiskey and herbal/honeyed liqueur, Benedictine (also, my favorite liqueur).

  2. Enzoni - negroni meets sour where the sweet vermouth is replaced with freshly muddled grapes.

  3. Penicillin - a whiskey sour that uses a blended Scotch, sweetened with honey & ginger syrup then finished with a smokey Islay whisky float. Ooft!

Now, I have one question for you so that I can help others to make better cocktails (please hit reply):

What is your #1 challenge when it comes to making cocktails at home?

20,000 Book Sales!

I’m absolutely blown away with this number of book sales within 18 months of publishing. It’s exceeded my expectations!

I’m so happy to know that so many people share a love of cocktails with me. I appreciate each and every one of you that have picked up a copy of my book, Steve the Bartender’s Cocktail Guide 🙏

My Broken Laptop...

You may have noticed I missed last week’s newsletter…

I went to replace my laptop keyboard by pulling my laptop completely apart and inadvertently ended up toasting the motherboard!

So, in case you missed it, here’s last week’s video - 3 Quick & Easy Nightcap Cocktails.

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