Ben N

since October 2010


La Paloma Cocktail 2 Oct 2013
3:51 pm

I’ve never had grapefruit soda; I’ll have to check this one out.

On a side note, and I’m not sure where else to ask, I’m traveling to New York City soon and will be staying there for a week. Can you recommend good cocktail bars to check out? I initially thought of the Pegu Club and Clover Club. But, anything I shouldn’t miss in NYC?


Deshler Cocktail 23 Aug 2013
5:18 pm

Great to have some new videos; I was hoping some new ones would show up soon!

Just a quick question: are julep strainers supposed to be a certain size? I have the same mixing glass as you in this video, but the julep strainer I have does not fit nicely like yours. I suppose I could buy a new strainer, as they’re fairly cheap, but I don’t want to buy another one that’s too small. Thanks for any insight!

Deshler Cocktail 12 Sep 2013
5:39 pm

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the in-depth reply! It’s unfortunate that there aren’t standard sizes for these things. The julep strainer I have was purchased at Sur La Table:

I think I found an okay method for using this strainer on my Cocktail Kingdom mixing glass. But, I may take a look at Cocktail Kingdom’s strainers.

Margarita Cocktail 18 Aug 2012
8:31 am

I noticed the ratios of ingredients used in the video are vastly different than the recipe listed under the video.  Perhaps an update to the written recipe!