Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

Review: Zen Green Tea Liqueur

By Christopher Null | June 18, 2008 |

Green tea isn’t a flavor that most mixologists look to for creating cocktails, but Zen green tea liqueur is nonetheless an intriguing option for making something a little off the beaten path. Bottled at 40 proof, Zen is a shade of green that I’ve never seen in a cup of tea. The color is perhaps…

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Review (Plus Live Tasting): Laphroaig 10 Years Old (2008) and Quarter Cask

By Christopher Null | June 17, 2008 |

One of the great things about this job is getting to meet the people (like Dan Gordon and Jameson’s Brendan Monks) who actually make the wine, beer, and spirits we so lustily consume. But not every distillery can send their masters on a flight around the world to meet with writers, so classic Scotch bottler…

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Review: The Yamazaki 12 Years Old

By Christopher Null | June 16, 2008 |

“For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.” With those words, Bill Murray (in Lost in Translation) immortalized Suntory whiskey, a brand that few had heard in the U.S. and even fewer had actually tasted. Japanese single malt whisky? When it comes to alcohol, wasn’t Japan all about beer, plum wine, and sake? In truth, Yamazaki…

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Molineriatini, Perhaps?

By Christopher Null | June 16, 2008 |

Alcademics’ Camper English made a cocktail inspired by bits of fallen houseplant… It’s not something I recommend you try, but it’s definitely worth the 20 seconds it’ll take you to read for sheer comedy value alone.

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Review: 4 Copas Tequila, Complete Lineup

By Christopher Null | June 15, 2008 |

Organic tequila? Why not? Tequila (real, good tequila, anyway) is made entirely out of one plant, the agave, so if you can raise it organically, you’re pretty much making organic tequila. (Making an organic gin, say, with its myriad botanical ingredients, would be considerably more difficult.) 4 Copas (translation: “4 cups,” from a saying that…

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Review: 2007 Graffigna Centenario Pinot Grigio

By Christopher Null | June 14, 2008 |

Never a huge fan of Pinot Grigio, I’ve found Graffigna’s new release quite compelling as the varietal goes. Here’s a crisp and brisk wine, very citrusy (especially lemon, maybe some lime), with a bracing acidity. There’s Pinot Grigio’s telltale “meat” flavor in the finish, but, and it feels weird to type this, it works well…

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Review: Cutty Sark Blended Malt

By Christopher Null | June 13, 2008 |

First, terminology for the newbs: Blended malt Scotch lies between single malt and blended varieties. Single malt is made from malted barley from a single distillery. Blended Scotch is made from malt whiskey plus grain whiskey and can come from just about anywhere. (Blended Scotch is blended with the intent of making it consistent from…

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Top 10 Drinks for Guys

By Christopher Null | June 13, 2008 |

AskMen posted this manly cocktail list this week. Definitely can’t go wrong with using 100th anniversary Grand Marnier in a margarita, but the Guinness and champagne cocktail called the Black Velvet will test even the manliest drinkers’ palates, I fear. Check ’em out and you be the judge on the manly factor here.

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Original Recipe: Catalina Coffee

By Christopher Null | June 12, 2008 |

Don’t like coffee drinks? Don’t think tequila will work in one? Give this recipe a try (inspired by south-of-the-border spirits) and I absolutely guarantee your satisfaction. Catalina Coffee 1 oz. premium silver (blanco) tequila 1/2 oz. Licor 43 1/4 oz. Damiana liqueur 1 sugar cube Add above ingredients to a coffee mug, fill mostly with…

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Review: Hangover Buster

By Christopher Null | June 11, 2008 |

Hangover remedies are legion (and of questionable utility), but the prepackaged variety has become considerably more popular in recent years. My own pre-sleep regimen of two Tylenol and a big glass of water seems to work pretty well, but is there a more “natural” way to do the job? Hangover Buster is an Alka-Seltzer like…

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