If you’ve read the blog for a while, you may have picked up that the Old Fashioned Cocktail was one of our first, favorite drinks. How many people share that same story? I can see you, all across the internet, raising your hands…Read More
It’s National Margarita Day! After a heavy February full of rain and bone-chilling wind, the sun is shining in San Diego. As soon as I finish this post we’re headed to the local tortilleria for some fresh-made tortillas to go with our ripe California avocados and fresh Mexican salsa.Read More
Everyone’s had a Valentine’s Day that just sucks.
It’s raining. You’re broke. You’re broken up with. You’re broken. We’ve all had it happen…Read More
ap·ro·pos: adjective; def.: very appropriate to a particular situation.
“The Schrage on fire, with its dark, boozy profile, notes of spiced pear and woody bourbon, and flaming, illuminated color profile, is a decidedly apropos cocktail to welcome the brisk introduction of autumn”Read More
We take a lot of pride in our work here at Standard Spoon Barware.
And by "our work," right now I'm talking about our tools, specifically - the barware we design, make, and sell here on the website. We do a lot of other work to run the business, but the core of what we do is impeccably made bar tools…Read More
The Whiskey Sour is a classic of a classic drink. In it's simplest form, it's one of the basic building-block recipes: spirit + sour + sweet. That's really what a "sour" cocktail is. In this case, whiskey + lemon + simple syrup. Yep, it’s that easy…Read More
I asked Shawn Michael to make a preview video of the Napier Jigger with one of our production samples. He turned out a music video instead, and initially titled it "Napier Stank" - to which i immediately wrinkled my nose - ha! You'll get the reference when you turn the volume up...Read More
The Black Manhattan is one of my favorite drinks. I don't have one very frequently, but it's infused with so much memory and significance that every time Shawn Michael makes one at home, I'm transported back about 4 years to when we first started this barware business..Read More
With Negroni week just around the corner, we've been stirring up a few more of one of our favorite drinks in anticipation... the NEGRONI, duh!
The Clover Club cocktail is a long lost delight. As cocktail bars gradually expand their service of classic drinks beyond Old Fashioned's and Sazeracs, this beautiful beverage is beginning to blossom again - and once you taste one, you'll know why...Read More