Tin & Glass

A bartender's blog for cocktails, history and professional growth


To Whom it may concern,

I know, I know… The last thing this world needs is another drinks blog/website. Well.. sorry. However, if it’s any condolence, I am not making this achieve any notoriety or monetary gain. I’m creating an online portfolio of my own original cocktail creations. More or less.

Bartenders, and hence cocktails, have been around for hundreds of years. I doubt I’ll create anything historical or even remotely ground-breaking. However, one of the advantages of modern bartenders is the ability to record and share their creations. Unlike many classic cocktails, the origins of which are extremely hazy. Some of the most notable drinks have no discernible origins that can be confirmed (i.e.: the Bloody Mary or Planter’s Punch). My aim with this blog is to record the origins and methods of my own personal cocktail creations.

I have been bartending since 2013. 2013 was certainly post-cocktail renaissance that begun in the early 2000’s. I was brought up in the culture of the cocktail when I started bartending. For some reason I can’t explain, I really like cocktails. I view it as a creative outlet. I enjoy the history around bar culture, early American bartenders and the cocktails they invented. If all this blog becomes is a showcase of great American drinks, then so be it. Hopefully a few people can benefit from the recipes and history.

To wrap it up… If you like new cocktails with a little bit of history thrown in, this blog may be up your alley. Remember to look at the guidelines of making cocktails if you attempt to recreate any of these recipes.


-A.J. F.