Beachbum Berry

Jeff Berry is one of the most important cocktail historians for Tiki, or how it is more properly described "Exotic" cocktails. On his site he provides some additional insights on what he has uncovered regarding this classic style of drink, as well as details about his travels and adventures.


CAMRA campaigns for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights. They are an independent, voluntary organisation with over 90,000 members and have been described as the most successful consumer group in Europe. CAMRA promotes good-quality real ale and pubs, as well as acting as the consumer's champion in relation to the UK and European beer and drinks industry.

Miss Charming

Cheryl Charming has turned her love of bartending and instictive creativity into an ever broadening set of opportunities and resources. On her site you will find facinating information for consumers, bartenders, and bar owners.

Professor Cocktail

Professional Book critic and amateur cocktailian, David Montgomery has endered the blogging world with a website he calls "Professor Cocktail". It's just gotten started and will hopefully provide some insights as he navigates the oft confusing world of mixology. As a former American History college professor, I have high hopes that he'll utilize some of the background to provide some... er... background.

Small Screen Network

As many of you know, I recently teamed up with the Small Screen Network to create a series of on-line video broadcasts in which I will cover various aspects of cocktails and mixology. This series has been going fantastically, with over 200 episodes already posted.

Please visit Small Screen Network to see the complete list, as well as sign up for updates on new episodes.

Update: 4/17/2020
The folks behind "Small Screen Network" have unfortunately decided to throw in the towel, and the site (along with its videos) have been taken down. You can still access my "Cocktail Spirit" videos on, just search for "Robert Hess Cocktail Spirit" or, click this link: The Cocktail Spirit Channel (

Social Mixology

The idea is simple. Introduce people to the best bars and bartenders of Las Vegas by having a monthly social gatherings, events, and friendly competitions. If you are planning on traveling to Las Vegas any time soon, I highly recommend signing up and letting them help you check out the scene!

Spirits and Cocktails

The site describes itself as "A place for civil discourse on spirits, cocktails, bars, bartenders, and related topics". Hopefully it will be far more than that. It is the brainchild of Martin Doudoroff, the man behind many great iPhone cocktail apps, and it will hopefully be a great resource to cocktail enthusiasts the world over.

The Chanticleer Society

The Chanticleer Society is a cocktail focused wiki for cocktail enthusiasts, bartenders, and other interested parties.

The Common Connoisseur

DEFUNCT: This fledgling site is providing its users with useful information about the styles of beer, wine, and spirits. It also has a growing collection of drinking related quotes as well as a glossary of terms.

The Liquid Muse

Natalie Bovis-Nelsen "is" the Liquid Muse. On her site she covers a world-wide range of wine and spirits information, events, and products.

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail represents the efforts of a group of dedicated cocktailians (myself included) who want to breath life into the history and evolution of the cocktail. Along with the physical museum in New Orleans, they host seminars and events around the world, and work carefully with other organizations to promote a better understanding and appreciation of the cocktail.

The Wormwood Society

Absinthe has made an important comeback in recent days, and the Wormwood Society is one of the key places to get information about absinthe, reviews on absinthe, as well as very active and informative discussion forums.