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CocktailSafe Mentioned on TheManual

In a story on infusions for The Manual, Tyler Zielinski mentions CocktailSafe as a resource for checking safety first. 

For example, the pits of peaches, and other stone fruit, contain a compound called amygdalin which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. If this ingredient were to find its way into a spirit, the consequences could be lethal. Refer to before you go infusing away with various ingredients, and make sure to do your homework.

Check out the story here


Cocktail Safe on the Bartender at Large Podcast

11880586_661540203983443_5075978484191075967_nCamper English of recorded a podcast about safety in cocktails with Erick Castro of Bartender at Large

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CocktailSafe in Top Ten Nominees for Spirited Awards

We have just received news that is a top ten nominee for Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication in the 13th annual Spirited Awards, run by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation. 

The finalists are (full list of all writing categories here):

Best Cocktail and Spirits Publication 

This award recognizes outstanding journalism (magazine, newspaper, online media) that features bars, bartenders, cocktails, spirit reviews and drink trends in the industry.

CLASS magazine
Cocktail Wonk
Collectif 1806 Magazine
Difford’s Guide
Neat Pour
SevenFifty Daily

Additionally, CocktailSafe founder Camper English is a Top Ten Nominee in the Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer category as well: 

Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer

Great journalism is one of the best ways to communicate to the general public the value and significance of great bars, bartenders, cocktails and related products. This award recognizes an outstanding author (magazine, newspaper, online media) who highlights bars, bartenders, cocktails, spirit reviews and drink trends in the industry.

Wayne Curtis, Imbibe Magazine, The Daily Beast, Garden & Gun
Dan Q. Dao,, Food & Wine, VICE
Camper English,,
Aaron Goldfarb, Esquire, PUNCH, VinePair
Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, Wall Street Journal, PUNCH
Matt Pietrek, Cocktail Wonk
Kathleen Purvis, Imbibe Magazine, Garden & Gun
Clay Risen, The New York Times
Robert Simonson, The New York Times, Imbibe Magazine, PUNCH
Hamish Smith, CLASS magazine


The Top Four finalists for each category will be announced on June 24, 2019. The Spirited Awards are on July 20th. 


12th Annual Spirited Awards®, Photo by Cory James Photo

CocktailSafe in Canada's Globe and Mail Newspaper

Subscribers can access a story about CocktailSafe in the Globe and Mail (the story is paywalled). 

The article covers things like tobacco and activated charcoal with quotes from Trevor Kallies and Darcy O’Neil, and also some information about homemade ingredients in different parts of Canada: 

Some cocktail experimentation doesn’t fall under any regulatory regime. Canadian bartenders say provincial liquor inspectors and local restaurant health authorities rarely inquire into cocktail techniques and ingredients. In some jurisdictions, including Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, infusions are permitted, within certain guidelines (for example, B.C. advises licensees that the infusion ingredients should be “spices, herbs, fruits, vegetables, candy or other substances intended for human consumption”). In Alberta, however, regulations specifically forbid “adulterating” liquor in this way, and that’s a sore point among some bartenders there.

You can read the whole story (if you're a subscriber) here

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Three More Media Mentions for CocktailSafe

CocktailSafe has been mentioned in more media, according to my Google news alerts. 

The San Francisco Chronicle mentioned the website in a round-up of what Wine Editor Esther Mobley is reading

Cocktails & Bars also includes mention of CocktailSafe in their news round-up



And the new April print issue of Wine & Spirits magazine misprinted the website domain as, so as of today both that domain and point to this website. I'm not mad about it - I probably should have made that the main domain name in the first place!