Cocktails With Suderman

Peter Suderman
The home bartender's guide.
Created 22 May 2019
  • A Home Bar Starter Pack
    19 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    For the one-year anniversary edition of this newsletter, I thought I’d explicate a theory that’s always been implicit in the design and organization of my posts but that I’ve never laid out explicitly...
  • Welcome to Cocktails With Suderman, Year Two
    18 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    This newsletter turns one this week. I can’t believe I’ve been writing this thing for a whole year! So: Make yourself a drink. It’s time for a bit of housekeeping. Subscribe now First, there are the p...
  • Notes on Syrup
    12 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    We’ve used a lot of syrups in this newsletter, and even devoted a couple of installments to creating specific syrups. But I’ve never outlined a broad theory of syrups in cocktails and how I think abou...
  • The Whiskey Daisy in History, Theory, and Practice
    05 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Perhaps the easiest way to transform a Whiskey Sour is to add an extra, intensely flavored ingredient to the mix — typically something sweet, often but not always fruity. The presence of this extra in...
  • An Eggy, Sweet, Not-Quite-Whiskey Sour
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    I love using egg whites in cocktails. They’re fluffy, foamy, and decidedly decadent. They give cocktails a great visual appeal and a creamy, thick mouthfeel. They’re just impressive, in a way, especia...
  • A Familiar Four-Part Whiskey Sour
    28 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    In last week’s newsletter, I wrote about the Paper Plane, a four-equal-parts, bourbon-based cocktail that is a relative of both the Last Word and the Whiskey Sour. There is, of course, another whiskey...
  • The Paper Plane Is Just a Complex Four-Part Whiskey Sour
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week’s newsletter comes in two parts. In the first, we’ll look at a modern classic whiskey sour variant, the Paper Plane, a drink that you’ll understand better having seen the whiskey sours from ...
  • A Pair of Easy Whiskey Sour Variations
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    In last week’s newsletter, I argued that the easiest way to change up a Whiskey Sour was to switch out the sweetener. This week, we’ll look at two drinks that illustrate that principle well, using swe...
  • 3 Ways to Make a Whiskey Sour
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Whiskey Sour was the first cocktail I learned to make. And by learned, I don’t just mean “learned to make by following a recipe.” I mean it was the first cocktail I memorized and could make withou...
  • Fantastic Voyage...Again
    05 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    In a recent newsletter, I encouraged readers to use the delicious four-ingredient Death & Co. Voyager cocktail as a template for experimentation. Although I already wrote up a rum-based riff on the dr...
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