My point wasn't to ask where he works, but to say that the book should include that information. If I see a recipe by "Kyle Davidson" (or whoever) and that's all, then if I don't know who he is, that doesn't give me much information. But if I see that the creator of a drink worked at Violet Hour (or Pegu Club, or PDT, or Zig Zag, or Holeman & Finch) it'll tell me more -- it may give me a clue as to the style of the drink, if the place has a certain "style"; it will at least tell me that the creator of the drink comes from a serious cocktail venue.
Details like this make this book much less than it could be.
This is the “rogue cocktails” guys – we just wanted to thank you all for the spirited discussion of our book. Its exciting to us that people take the bartending profession seriously enough that our book would be disconcerting to some and interesting/thought-provoking to others. Just to clear up the issue of citations, the decision not to name the bars from which our contributing bartenders hailed was made on account of layout and consistency constraints. That being said, here is a list of our contributors, and where they can be found:
Brad Bolt – Bar Deville, Chicago, IL
Neil Bodenheimer – Owner, Cure, New Orleans, LA
Stephen Cole – Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
Kyle Davidson – Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
Rhiannon Enlil – Cure, New Orleans, LA
Ricky Gomez – Cure, New Orleans, LA
Chris Hannah – French 75 Bar, New Orleans, LA
Ira Koplowitz – Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
Toby Maloney – Partner, Violet Hour, Chicago, IL and Patterson House, Nashville, TN
Kimberly Patton-Bragg – Clever, New Orleans, LA
Mike Ryan – Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
Troy Sidle – Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
Once again, we’d like to wholeheartedly thank our contributors for their submissions. We would not have been able to put together the book without their help, and we were thrilled to include their recipes in the collection.
Any further questions regarding the book or the etymology of the cocktails in the book can be directed to us through the contact link on our website
. We are also in the process of posting a series of short interviews with the contributing bartenders along with a short biography - we just posted Toby's a couple of days ago.