Carey Jones and John McCarthy

John McCarthy and Carey Jones are contributing writers at Serious Eats.
Location: San Francisco, California

  • The couple writes a weekly column "Liquor Cabinet Roulette" for Food & Wine's website, where they specialize in creating accessible and deliciously inventive cocktails for the home bartender.
  • They co-authored Be Your Own Bartender (2018), designing the "first-ever flowchart cocktail book" with more than 165 original recipes. Their cocktail creations are featured in Serious Eats.
  • Carey is the author of Brooklyn Bartender: A Modern Guide to Cocktail and Spirits (2016). She writes about food, drink, and travel for The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Bloomberg Pursuits, and Saveur.



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