Writing and Publications


Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas (Ten Speed Press, November 2011) (Winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards)

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas (Ten Speed Press, October 2016) (Spirited Award Finalist)

Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World’s Most Spirited Mousers (Ten Speed Press, September 2017)

Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time (Ten Speed Press, October 2019) (James Beard Award Finalist, Spirited Award Winner)



The Jungle Bird Will Make Your Cocktail Hour Soar

Food & Wine
Cranberry-Anise Bitters (Recipe)
Cranberry Spice Cocktail (Recipe)
Cranberry Vinaigrette (Recipe)
Figgy-Orange Bitters (Recipe)
Figgy-Orange Cocktail (Recipe)
Chocolate-Fig Bread Pudding with Bitters Hard Sauce (Recipe)
Woodland Bitters (Recipe)
Harvest Cocktail (Recipe)
Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Woodland Bitters Compote (Recipe)

Slow Down and Sip a Negroni
The Negroni Offers Solace in Troubled Times

Beyond the Brandy Old-Fashioned: How Wisconsin Shaped the Way Americans Drink
The Life and Times of an Fernet-Branca Scion
Chef Aarón Sánchez Is Exactly Where He Wants to Be
Behind the Scenes at Iconic Hollywood Haunt Musso & Frank Grill

The Cardinale: The Next Best Negroni
San Simone Doesn’t Have Fans, It Has Fanatics
Campari’s Secret History
Skip the Nog, But Keep It Rich
The Regulars: Find Michael “Hippie Mike” Pollei at Lala’s
A Night With the Bouncer at New York’s Busiest Christmas Bar
Don’t Sleep On Digestivo
The Dive Bar Would Rather Save Us
The Regulars: Find Bob Rizzo at Billymark’s West
Shake (Shake, Shake) Your Amaro
The Dark Magic of Fernet
Have Your Ramos and Eat It Too
The Frozen Margarita Goes Baroque
The Essential New-School Fernet
The 2021 LEGO Bartender Collection
Build a Better Highball with Masa Urushido
Italy Had Its Own Cosmo
It’s Amaro Caldo Season
It’s Not Tiki. It’s Not Aperitivo. It’s Aperitiki.
All Quiet on the Dive Bar Front
A Spritz Divided
The Night the Neon Went Dark
Ten Essential New-School Amari
Amaro’s Tiki Moment
Japan Enters the Bitters Game
Fee Brothers Will Outlive Us All
Dress Up Your Amaro
For Whom Last Call Tolls
Mastering the Spritz with Natasha David
Garibaldi Fever
Mastering the Pornstar Martini with Douglas Ankrah