Chapter 1. He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat.' I love this. New York was his town, and it always would be...” ― Woody Allen, Manhattan
Chances are you have had a whiskey sour or two in your time. Unfortunately, more often than not this drink falls to the way side and has earned a bad rap over the years. I’ll admit to turning up my nose at the mere mention of the drink once or twice. Okay, maybe more than once, or twice. The abundance of sour mixes and syrup soaked maraschino cherries certainly have not helped in this metamorphosis, but once upon a...

"It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing." -Duke Ellington
I met Niamh Rowan when I was living in Belfast in 2012, and she graciously agreed to answer some questions about being a bartender, a lesbian (woohoo gays!), a bartending lesbian, and a few other things you have to read on to discover. She's originally from the town of Castlewellan, right outside of Belfast, though she lived in Belfast for many years before moving to Melbourne, Australia about a year ago. She's worked behind bars in both places, so...
It’s not often that I get to have someone else walk me through a dining experience for the first time. But as I sit here, chowing down on some Vegetable Thali leftovers from last night, I can hardly contain my gratitude to Ashley for suggesting we meet over Indian last week. Yes, last week was my first experience with Indian food. And yes, I ordered the same thing we got last week to go because I couldn’t help but salivate...
Today, I would like to talk with you about one of my favorite Whiskey Women of all time: Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. A name, I am sure, you are all familiar with for she grew to become one of the most powerful and successful fashion designers in history; in fact, her legacy still reigns on today. How was our dear Coco Chanel a whiskey woman?  Well, in full disclosure, I’m not 100% sure that she ever actually had a drink of...