Nick Lappen

Nick Lappen is a bartender, writer, and occasionally a teacher from Watertown, Massachusetts. Nick has worked in the restaurant industry since age 13. Beginning as a busser, runner, and crab steamer at Cantlers in Annapolis, Maryland he has gone on to work at bars and restaurants across the United States and abroad. At one time or another Nick has held almost every position in a restaurant, from dishwasher to cook, food runner to bar manager. He has traveled to over 50 nations and brought with him a passion for discovering local food, beer, wine, and spirits which has inspired his bartending. Most recently Nick has worked as a cocktail bartender and bar consultant in the United States and China. When not caught in a global pandemic he lives in Shanghai and runs the cocktail instagram page @thenickromancer.

Crafting a Tequila Sunrise: Must-Have Ingredients

Tequila Sunrise – a mesmerizing cocktail whose name paints a vivid image of a vibrant morning sky. This exquisite cocktail isn’t simply about its alluring aesthetics; it’s an intricate blend of flavors gleaned from key ingredients like tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. Understanding the flavor profiles of these ingredients, their interplay, and their individual contributions…

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Patron Prices & Buyers’ Guide

Overview of Patrón Tequila Patrón Tequila is a symbol of premium quality that reflects the rich heritage of its Mexican origins and the meticulous care in its production. Its range showcases the versatility of tequila when crafted with precision. Brand Heritage and Origin Originating from Mexico, Patrón Tequila has built a reputation as a premium…

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Jose Cuervo Prices & Buyers’ Guide

Overview of Jose Cuervo Tequila Jose Cuervo is synonymous with tequila, a spirit deeply rooted in the culture of Mexico. As the best-selling tequila brand globally, Jose Cuervo has an enduring presence in the market, with a storied history dating back to 1795. Hailing from the state of Jalisco, the heartland of tequila, the distillery La…

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Refreshing Gin and Tonic Variations to Try

Immerse yourself into the intriguing world of gin and tonic, a classic pairing, embodying remarkable stories and a captivating history. Through a captivating journey, this luminary essay will guide you through the origins of gin, its intriguing medicinal purposes, and its seamless marriage to tonic. Discover how different cultures, from the cool British Isles to…

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An Ultimate Guide to Understand Dry Gin

Dry gin, an enduringly popular spirit that has captured the hearts and palates of many, carries a rich history and fascinating production process that many cocktail enthusiasts may not be aware of. This beverage has intricately woven its tale from its historical roots, traversing centuries and continents, to the meticulous production processes that encapsulate the…

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Health Advantages: Surprising Benefits of Gin

Although often associated with just merriment and good cheer, there’s much more to gin than just being a staple in a well-stocked bar. The food and drink we consume routinely have a considerable impact on our overall health, and alcohol, when drunk in moderation, is no exception. This piece endeavors to shed light on the…

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Mastering the Art of Gin Infusions

Gin, a distilled alcohol known for its rich history and variety of flavors, has long stood as a beloved beverage of choice for many. The enchanting world of gin, with its intriguing blend of botanicals, herbs, and spices, can be a rich journey of discovery for both the novice and the connoisseur. This exploration delves…

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Unveiling the Fascinating History of Gin

Thriving in the bustling period of the Medieval era, gin, a powerful yet intriguing spirit, carved its path from simple medicinal remedy to an international delight savored across continents. Originating in the heart of Holland where it was distilled and refined for therapeutic purposes, gin slowly transitioned into the realm of pleasure and societal indulgence,…

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