About Will Herman

I don't know what it takes to become a professional mixologist, but I'm going to night school at my own home bar to achieve that status. For now, I'm an amateur cocktail creator who enjoys learning about new drinks and rediscovering the classics.

Learning How to Make a Pisco Sour at the Gates of Machu Picchu

A lesson on how to make a Pisco Sour from a shaman bartender outside the gates of Machu Picchu.

Consumatorium Reviews: Orlando Craft Cocktail Bars

Recently, we found ourselves in Orlando, Florida and, as usual, set out on a mission to identify the best Orlando Craft Cocktail Bars. As it turns out, Orlando, like several other Florida cities we’ve visited, has a great craft cocktail scene. No, none of them are at Disney World, although a drunk Mickey would be […]

Winter Warmer Cocktail

  As the days are getting colder and the nights downright freezing, I wanted to create a drink that cut through the temperatures and warmed people up from the inside. It needed a whiskey base which I paired with our in-your-face Ginger Simple Syrup (you can find all our Simple Syrup recipes here) and added […]

Consumatorium Reviews: Cuban Cocktail Adventures

When most of us think of Cuba, we have a romantic mental image made up of scenes from the 1950s, perhaps including Al Pacino visiting on the eve of the revolution (Godfather reference). A place full of nightclubs, casinos and, of course, bars where cantineros (Cuban bartenders) threw Cuban cocktails between mixing glasses and poured from […]

Cinco de Mayo Tequila Primer

Want to show off your extensive knowledge of tequila to all your drinking buddies on Cinco de Mayo? As always, we’re here to help.

Consumatorium Reviews: Craft Bars in Budapest, Hungary

During our recent, very brief stop in Budapest, Hungary, we found the craft bar scene surprisingly good, but we were disappointed to find out that during our Sunday/Monday visit to the city, several of the best bars were closed. Undaunted, we found a couple of interesting cocktail purveyors and another that’s not only worth mentioning, but […]

Consumatorium Reviews: Craft Bars in Scottsdale, Arizona

The cocktail scene in Scottsdale is excellent. In addition to the fact that there are many craft cocktail bars, most of the bars also offer a happy hour where drinks are often considerably discounted. To our surprise, it isn’t only the well drinks (the drinks often made with lesser, cheaper ingredients) that get the lower […]

Making Your Own Grenadine

One of the great, fun parts about visiting craft bars is that you get to talk with bartenders who truly enjoy what they’re doing and who are, generally, very open to sharing what they know. One of the big secrets I often hear from craft bartenders is to make your own mixers when you can. As we […]

Consumatorium Reviews: Craft Bars in Berlin, Germany

Just down the street from Checkpoint Charlie in what used to be known as East Berlin, is a quickly growing area of new bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Contrary to its long term austerity during Soviet occupation, it has become a young, hip and vibrant community of art, architecture and, of course, craft cocktails. We, your […]

Fig-Infused Bourbon

As we’ve discussed before, infusing your booze seems intimidating and maybe even difficult. Trust me when I tell you it’s not. I know from personal experience – I’m inherently lazy, after all. To prove it to you, one of my drinks is named Apathy, and its ingredients are simply whatever is already sitting on the bar […]

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