The Cocktail Guru Turns 2018

No, The Cocktail Guru is not over 2000 years old!

However, we are very excited to announce the launch of our brand new website, just in time for the New Year of 2018.

Whether you are opening a new restaurant or bar, looking to have an exciting team building experience, or want your event or party to have professional and engaging cocktail & beverage service — you need look no further than The Cocktail Guru!

We invite you to have a look around our new website. And if you have any questions, or are ready to start planning your big ideas, please just contact us!

We’re here to serve you. Literally!

Aventure on Avery Island

Idyllic Avery Island is home to the iconic Tabasco Pepper Sauce brand and recently, I had the privilege of visiting the inner sanctum of Tabasco production, where I learned that a bottle is five years in the making, from the growing of the heirloom pepper plant known as Tabasco, to the bottling of the sauce.

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Oysters: The Great Equalizer

It is said that Diamond Jim Brady,‎ the wealthy gastronome and frequent guest of New York’s greatest restaurants, began all of his meals with a helping of three to six dozen oysters. Legend has it that he was especially fond of the plump, flavorful Lynnhaven oyster, harvested from its namesake river in Virginia. Diamond Jim was not alone in his love for the majestic mollusk. His fellow New Yorkers gulped oysters like they were going out of style. Rockaways, Blue Points, Saddle Rocks and East Rivers were the most popular and readily available among the local New York species and the citizenry slurped them by the millions. Yes, oysters were truly plentiful in New York and New Jersey in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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