Behind the bar: The Ball & Biscuit

The Ball and Biscuit can be described as a modern speakeasy; however, you will not have to secretively knock to enter, and you won’t find any bathtub gin. Instead, the warm, inviting glow of Edison bulbs and comfortable leather seating beckons you to step back[…]


Know your tool: The Jigger & Pony

1 Jigger = 0.0117188 Gallons   Shaped like an hourglass and typically made of stainless steel, the jigger is an important tool for the budding mixologist. The larger end is called the jigger and measures 1 ½ oz, and the smaller end is called the[…]


Recipe: The Martini

“He knows just how I like my martini- full of alcohol.” – Homer Simpson   Mastering the craft of the martini is the mark of a highly-skilled bartender. Martinis are considered a work of art and, like art, are subjective to one’s individual taste. Traditionally,[…]


Garnish: The Olive

“I drink too much.  The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield   The olive is the quintessential garnish for most martinis as well as a welcome addition to the garden on top of a Blood[…]