A Brief Blog Profile: Alcademics
by Thomas Hynes
Alcademics may be a personal blog. But it's written by a real life journalist. Camper English runs this boozy blog from San Francisco. You may have read about him or his work in such esteemed publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, VillageVoice.com and many others. The site also boasts original content. If you're interested in reading about the world of spirits and alcohol, odds are you've come across this site or this man's name before.
On the blog, you can take a look at a collection of blue cocktails as well as a menu of summer drinks from 1886 in Los Angeles. But, Alcademics isn't just a guide of where to find drinks. There's a strong do-it-yourself component on here. For instance, here you can learn how to make your own clear ice at home. And this post outlines how to make vermouth. The site also features tours of distilleries, such as Heaven Hill in Kentucky.
There are many different ways to enjoy cocktails, just as there are many different ways to make a cocktail. In a way, Camper isn't so much a blogger as he is a friendly bartender, urging you, the reader, to pull up a bar stool and have a drink. Who knows? You might even learn something, too.