Cocktail Kingdom

Greg Boehm, owner of Mud Puddle Books, has turned his facination for classic cocktails into a thriving business. Starting out by simply providing accurately reproduced reprints of some of the most acclaimed cocktail books from the past, he has expanded the offerings available on his site to also include a variety of imported barware that is difficult, if not impossible, to find in the US. He also provides a great selection of bitters which are so crucial to a craft cocktail.

Kindred Cocktails

Kindred Cocktails is an online cocktail database with a slight difference, it actually allows you to add your own cocktail recipes to the site and see recipes others have added.

King Cocktail

Dale DeGroff certainly is the King of Cocktails, and on his website he provides details on the various events he is participating in around the world.

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.

Shaker UK is a UK based company that focuses on bartender training, bar consultation, event planning, and resources that support the needs of the ever evolving hospitality and events industries.

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 (

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.

Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail is an annual event in New Orleans which celebrates the cocktail

The Cocktail Guru

Jonathan Pogash is a cocktail consultant, and bartender in New York. He also teaches a monthly class "The Cocktail Lab" at the Astor Center in New York.

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.