Cocktails With Suderman

Peter Suderman
The home bartender's guide.
Created 22 May 2019
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  • 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...
  • You Need a House Bourbon
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    If you’re reading this newsletter, you probably like bourbon. Indeed, it may even be your favorite spirit. Inevitably, whenever I write about gin or even rum drinks, I get responses from whiskey drink...
  • How to Make a Cocktail When You Don’t Have All of the Ingredients in that Cocktail
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week’s newsletter is about a great drink — and what to do when you don’t have the ingredients to make a particular drink. The drink in question is called the Voyager. It’s a delicious, deceptivel...
  • Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home, Part 2
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    We last looked at barrel-aged cocktails at the beginning of August — about five weeks ago. If you’ve been aging a cocktail in a barrel since then, it’s just about time to take it out and drink it. I a...
  • Live Every Week Like It’s Negroni Week
    14 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Remember when the Discovery Channel used to devote an entire week every year to shark-based programming, called, naturally, Shark Week?* And remember when people on the internet used to jokingly — or ...
  • An Army & Navy for Any Season
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I have occasionally written of my admiration for David Embury’s mid-century cocktail book, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, which paved the way for so much of contemporary cocktail theory. Today, we’re ...
  • Fine, Go Ahead, Make a Strawberry Daiquiri
    03 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Happy Labor Day, everyone. Normally in advance of a long weekend I’d try to give you a project. But hopefully you are already working on your barrel-aged drinks. If not, this is a good weekend to get ...
  • The Rum Cooler, Deconstructed (and Reconstructed)
    27 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    If you go to most ordinary bars in the United States and order a Rum Cooler, you will receive a quizzical look from the bartender or a tall glass that consists of inexpensive, inoffensive light rum an...
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