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.

Silver versus Gold Tequila: A Detailed Guide

We often find ourselves standing at a junction when it comes to choosing between two highly acclaimed agave-based spirits: silver and gold tequila. This intricate dance of decisions is marred by hearsay, personal preferences, and perhaps a lack of understanding about these two types of tequila. To confidently straddle this divide, we need to delve…

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Exploring Patron Tequila: Detailed Review

Weaving the intoxicating allure of agave with the diligence of traditional distillation techniques, Patron Tequila is not merely a drink; it represents a rich tapestry of history, culture, and craftsmanship. The spirit’s journey from its founding to its current position in the tequila industry is a fascinating testament to its dedication to authenticity, quality, and…

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Understanding the Richness of Añejo Tequila

Originating from the heart of Mexico, and steeped in centuries-old traditions and techniques, añejo tequila boasts a robust flavor profile that has captured the taste buds of many, making it a staple of the spirits world. Añejo, meaning “aged” or “old,” offers a distinctive experience that sets it apart from the younger, less mature varieties…

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Mastering the Art: How is Tequila Made?

The robust world of tequila is as intoxicating as it is informative. An iconic Mexican spirit born of the lush blue agave plant, tequila’s creation is a meticulous process steeped in tradition and careful consideration. The heart of tequila lies with its primary ingredient, the blue agave, whose cultivation and harvesting play a quintessential part…

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