The spill sheet is a burden that any systematic bar unit must bear. An ever-expanding documentation of lost inventory. Spilled booze, broken bottles, botched cocktails. On paper these are investments without a return… Only until we take what the house perceives as ‘waste’, and re-brand it as R&D. It’s rare that a bartender perfects a recipe without a number of cocktails finding their way down the drain along the way. Therein lies the power of the spill sheet, a memoriam of lost booze that grows in the wake of our experimentation.
My goal as a bartender is to discover new flavors and create awesome drinks based on whatever happens to inspire me. Here you’ll find my favorite recipes, experiments with cocktail design, and some happenings within my home bar community in Burlington, VT. Welcome to my spill sheet.