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About Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

Lesley Jacobs Solmonson has been writing about food and drink for over fifteen years. Her cocktail book "The 12 Bottle Bar", co-written with her husband David Solmonson, was released in July 2014. Prior to that, she wrote “Gin: A Global History” (Reaktion, 2012); she is currently working on “Liqueur: A Global History” (Reaktion). She is a senior editor at Chilled magazine, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of SoFAB Magazine and the cocktail/spirits writer for the LA Weekly. Lesley serves on the Advisory Board of the Museum of the American Cocktail.
Latest Posts | By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
Diep 9 Genever; A Belgian Bottling Expands Stateside
1 month ago

Diep 9 Genever; A Belgian Bottling Expands Stateside

The American presence of Diep 9 genever begins with a love story…
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8 LUXURY GINS AT EVERY PRICE POINT
8 months ago

8 LUXURY GINS AT EVERY PRICE POINT

A classic bar – professional or at home – simply isn’t a bar without gin; add these 8 luxury bottles to ramp up your cocktail game…
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Mezcal: The Cocktail Miracle
9 months ago

Mezcal: The Cocktail Miracle

Bring a hint of smoke to your next cocktail with a taste of Mezcal!
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Port and Cocktails: A Love Affair
10 months ago

Port and Cocktails: A Love Affair

Try these delightful port cocktails for a perfect winter mix…
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Remembering Michel Roux, a Spirits Industry Trailblazer
2 years ago

Remembering Michel Roux, a Spirits Industry Trailblazer

We sat down with Michel Roux of Crillon Importers to learn about how he became a trailblazer in the spirits industry…
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Kim Kramer Knows How to Make a Beautiful Sparkling Wine
3 years ago

Kim Kramer Knows How to Make a Beautiful Sparkling Wine

We sat down with winemaker Kim Kramer of Kramer Vineyards to learn about what makes her sparkling wines so great…
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Spotlight on Daikon – The Color Changing Cocktail
4 years ago

Spotlight on Daikon – The Color Changing Cocktail

The concept of color changing cocktails has been around for a while now, and Jeff Spear of Sujeo in Madison, Wisconsin, has this trick in his arsenal. Spear’s version employs daikon…
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Meet Dave Sweet – Founder of Whisky LIVE
4 years ago

Meet Dave Sweet – Founder of Whisky LIVE

Like so many journeys, Whisky LIVE began as a glimmer of an idea. Dave Sweet had been (and still is) Senior Vice President at Whisky magazine and had spent upwards of 15 years…
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The Lyricism of American Brandy According to Joe Heron of Copper & Kings
5 years ago

The Lyricism of American Brandy According to Joe Heron of Copper & Kings

Under the guidance of founder Joe Heron, Copper & Kings wants to make American brandy great again. When people think of historical American spirits…
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Crafting Cocktails with Squid Ink
5 years ago

Crafting Cocktails with Squid Ink

Squid ink has long enjoyed popularity in Italy and Spain, where it often finds its way into pasta, risotto, or paella…
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4 “New” Old Fashioned Cocktails
6 years ago

4 “New” Old Fashioned Cocktails

When the original Cocktail, notably with a capital “C”, was created, it was a noble communion of spirit, sugar, water, and bitters.

If this combination sounds a lot like an …
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Willy Shine: The Meister of Jäger
6 years ago

Willy Shine: The Meister of Jäger

The Brand Ambassador has become a familiar fixture on the spirits circuit and Willy Shine is well known for his pivotal role for many brands…

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