1. The Best Craft Distillers in America, as Voted by a Spirited Panel of Liquor Writers” by Dan Gentile, Thrillist

  2. The Way We Ate by Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz, featuring our ’69 Cocktail paired with Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata, and Cheddar and Caramelized Onion–Stuffed Mushrooms

  3. 901 Very Good Cocktails by Stew Ellington, featuring our Oh Pear

  4. Friday Night Cocktails – With Gala Darling” by Gemma, Mission2Mum

  5. Week 3: Drink Scotch” by Peter André, Be A Man

  6. Retro Cocktails Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Part Deux,” VintageAndFlea.com

  7. Reader Recipes: Summer Sipping” by Rachel Phillips, foodnetwork.com

  8. Splashy Cocktails: 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Mixologist Now” by Michael Sanson, Restaurant Hospitality

  9. The Best Kind of Authors Are the Ones Who Get You Drunk” by Erin L. Cox, Publishing Perspectives

  10. Burgers on a Brooklyn Balcony” by Alex Pandel, Another Brooklyn Blog

  11. “Latter-Day Corn Likkers” by Hanna Raskin, Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, Spirits of Appalachia issue, featuring our Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine recipes for the Kitty Carlisle, Catbird Seat, and Kitty Hawk

  12. New Cocktail for #1 Bestseller’s Launch Party,” The Things We Get, Taste Magazine Cincinnati

  13. New Cocktail Created for #1 Bestseller’s Launch Party,” Anything & Everything, Leader-Post

  14. Just An Online Minute . . . Can You Handle The Sobieski Truth . . . Serum?” by Kelly Samardak, Just an Online Minute, MediaPost

 

Our love of cocktails, cooking, and entertaining brought the two of us together, and we’ve been shaking and stirring, simmering and sauteing together now for 12 years.


Consulting: We can create cocktails for your bar, restaurant, or for a special occasion, and can offer food-pairing suggestions.


Classes: Create your signature cocktail, or learn how to host the best cocktail party. We can tailor a class specific to your needs.


Join our mailing list or query us at mail [at] cocktailbuzz.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we finish our drinks.

 
About Steve & Paul
{ Cocktail Buzz, food & beverage consultants }
Steve Schul is one half of Cocktail Buzz. He photographs both cocktails and food and, with his partner Paul Zablocki, creates demonstration videos pairing cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Steve loves mixology and cooking, creating new recipes, and exploring new ingredients and techniques, as well as giving the classics their due. Raised on a farm in Kansas with a massive organic garden, Steve learned to appreciate seasonal comestibles at an early age. He brings a bit of Kansas to Brooklyn, albeit more humbly, by growing organic herbs and veggies on his rooftop garden for his kitchen and bar creations.


Five of My Favorite Cocktails: Manhattan, Margarita, Vesper, Old-Fashioned, Mint Julep


“Here’s to alcohol: The cause of — and solution to — all life’s problems.” — Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

 
Paul Zablocki is one half of Cocktail Buzz. He writes about imbibing both cocktails and food and, with his partner Steve Schul, creates demonstration videos pairing cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Paul loves to tinker in his kitchen, which in his small apartment, doubles as the bar, and likes to mix obscure, unloved and forgotten liqueurs and spirits. As a result of this tinkering, he placed third in the USA Pears/Imbibe Magazine pear cocktail contest. Originally from Connecticut, Paul now resides in Brooklyn, where you can find him barbecuing on his terrace. He will grill almost anything once (except bell peppers), and will always tend bar for his fellow friendly tipplers.


Five of My Favorite Cocktails: Manhattan, Negroni, Oriental, Old-Fashioned, Mint Julep


“I never did trust a man who didn’t drink.” — Maggie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams)

 
  1. Our “Teeny-tini” cocktail was featured on The Joy Fit Club, on Kathie Lee and Hoda’s fourth hour of The Today Show (watch here)

  2. Our Post “Behold the Teeny-tini and The Chick’s Peas, a Healthy Cocktail and Party Food Pairing” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, June 10, 2013

  3. Our Post “May We Present You the Most Esoteric Cocktail You WIll Never Make” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, April 23, 2013

  4. Our Post “Put Your Cookbooks to Good Use with This Fun Challenge” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, April 3, 2013.

  5. Our Post “Lavender Cocktail for Any Time of Day” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, February 26, 2013.

  6. Our Post “What To Bring This Thanksgiving: An Easy Side Dish and Cocktail Loaded with Fall Flavors” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, November 20, 2012.

  7. Our Post “Sweet Bacon Bites Are the Perfect No-Brainer for Your Brunch or Cocktail Party” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, October 23, 2012.

  8. Headmaster 4” and “The Pupil” cocktails, created for the NYC and Providence, RI, launches of Headmaster Magazine No. 4.

  9. Our Post “Żubrówka (Polish Bison Grass Vodka) Should Be in Your Mixology Arsenal” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, September 11, 2012.

  10. Our post “A Watermelon and Spice Cocktail? Try Daddy Gives Rosie a Buzz” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, August 7, 2012.

  11. Our post “Now Is the Time To Imbibe a Daiquiri” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, July 20, 2012.

  12. Our post “The Simplicity of Preparing Warmed Olives, Paired with Vesper Cocktails” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, June 26, 2012

  13. Our post “Gussy Up Zucchini with This Easy Spring-Through-Summer Cocktail Party Recipe” was featured on The New York Times Diner’s Journal: What We’re Reading, April 24, 2012

  14. Many of our cocktails, such as “Brooklyn Nonino,” “Bramble Punch,” and the “Black Manhattan,” are featured on Gojee Drinks; our “Big Apple,” “Tom Collins,” and “French 75” were each featured as the Drink of the Week

  15. Chosen as one of the “49 Blogs for Creating the Perfect Cocktail” by April Davis, Accredited Degree Online

  16. Wikio Ranking as one of the top Cocktails and Spirits blogs

  17. Chosen as a Foodista Drink Blog of the Day, September 12, 2010; March 11, 2011

  18. Chosen as one of the “50 Amazing Mixology Blogs” by Online Degree

  19. Love Potion #44” cocktail, Gaz’s Big Cocktail Competition 2010, Runner Up, Rittenhouse Rye Division (click here for recipe)

  20. Langdon’s Folly” cocktail, created for Doubleday Books for launch party of Dan Brown’s new Robert Langdon novel, The Lost Symbol (read about it here)

  21. The Gondolier” cocktail, created for Creative Alternatives of New York (read about it here)

  22. Spirited Lunch with Bourbon House, New Orleans, and Piedmont Distillers at Tales of the Cocktail 2009 (read about it here and here)

  23. Inside New Orleans, Live radio interview with Eric Asher, WIST AM

  24. Tasting Room at Tales of the Cocktail 2009, with Piedmont Distillers (read about it here and here)

  25. Brooklyn Nonino” listed first on The New York Times City Room blog, August 12, 2008 (read it here)

  26. Oh Pear” cocktail, USA Pears/Imbibe Magazine Pear Cocktail Contest, Third Place (read about it here & here)

  27. Hard Candy” cocktail, created for Ars Nova Candyland-themed Holiday Party

If you’d like us to sample your product, drop us a note at mail@cocktailbuzz.com. We would love to sip and create with it.

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  1. Talking Tiki” in Edible Queens, Summer 2011

  2. The Wink and French 75” in “Happy Thanksgiving from Publishing Perpectives,” Publishing Perspectives

  3. We wrote a monthly column, “Steve and Paul – Cocktail Buzz,” highlighting what we’re currently imbibing for Bar None Drinks

If you’d like us to come visit your bar or restaurant, drop us a note at mail@cocktailbuzz.com. We would love to imbibe and have a chat.

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