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) (Finalist, Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award)

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)

Bon Appétit

Every Bartender’s Latest Obsession Is Amaro

Move Over Bourbon, It’s Rye Time

Amaro, the Cocktail Ingredient You’re Seeing Everywhere

3 Grown-Up Ways to Up Your Apple Intake

Food & Wine

Japanese Highballs Celebrate Simplicity

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

Mastering the Mint Julep with Chris McMillian

Drinking with Brooklyn’s BBQ Guru Billy Durney

Amaro’s Long Lost Cousin is Back

Mastering the Boulevardier with Toby Cecchini

Drinking with Italian Food and Wine Expert Katie Parla

Drinking with David Lebovitz

The Aperitivo Cocktails That Time Forgot

A Guide to Smuggling Rare Amaro Back from Italy

Last Call: Stumbling Toward Faulkner’s Grave

Lookbook: Gary Crunkleton

I’m Obsessed with Momofuku’s John McEnroe Painting

What Should Amaro from the 1960s Taste Like?

Mastering the Rob Roy with Anu Apte-Elford

Behind the Backbar at Portland’s Multnomah Whiskey Library

15 Essential Amari and How to use Them

Behind the Backbar at Seattle’s Barnacle

The New Wave of Italian Aperitivo Liqueurs

The Essential Vermouth Brands by Style

Ten Essential Bitters and How to Use Them

What Type of Ice Is Right for Your Cocktail?

Cocktails & Dreams

Is the Standing Bar Doomed to Extinction in America?

Created and Forgotten at Sea: Pink Gin

An Amaro Scene Springs Up in Seattle

The Art of Drinking Alone

The Secret Lives of Distillery Cats”

The (Totally Unofficial) Lego Bartender Collection

Seattle Met
Our (New) Cold Beer

The Botany of Bitters

Shaken, Not Sipped

Travel + Leisure

5 Great New York Bartenders

Old School Spirits Enjoy a Youthful Revival






I’m excited to announce the cities, dates, and venues for the LAST CALL “Between the Bars” Book Tour, presented in collaboration with Ten Speed Press and Fords Gin.

I’ll be kicking things off back in Seattle at Book Larder and will be visiting a number of my favorite bookstores like Omnivore Books on Food, Now Serving, and the Strand Book Store. And there will be spirited events at some very cool bars and restaurants (many featured in the book), including Willmott’s Ghost, Prizefighter, Redbird, Kingfisher, The Crunkleton Charlotte, Emund’s Oast, Kimball House, Bastion, Saint Leo Lounge, The Gray Canary, Horse Inn, Palizzi Social Club, Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, and Lost Lake. And there will be Very Special Guests like Paul Clarke, Prairie Rose, John T. Edge, and David Lebovitz.

I hope to see you on the road this fall!