Cyber Mixology

Cyber Mixology, my personal blog about Cyber Security, Leadership, Mixology, and more. I’m Steve Edwards (call me sedward5), a husband, father, n00b, and the Director of Detection and Response Engineering at Expel. Previously I worked at Attentive Mobile, Cisco Secure, Duo Security, and Eastern Michigan University. I blog from time to time and use this site as a reference for myself.

What I’m mixing up

See posts across all of the interests of my the Chief Cyber Mixologist. Typically I like to post about my thoughts and experiences as a neurodivergent people leader working in cyber security. I also enjoy making craft cocktails, I post recipes of my own as well is some classics that I like to make for myself. Take a look in the header for topics in a specific category or take a look below at my most recent posts.

The Improved Whiskey Cocktail: Elevate the Old Fashioned

Cocktail history is replete with hidden gems that have been obscured by time, only to be rediscovered and celebrated by a new generation. One such jewel from the annals of mixology is the ‘Improved Whiskey Cocktail’. As the name suggests, many, including myself, regard this drink as…

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Ramos Gin Fizz: A Delicate Dance of Flavors and Techniques

The Ramos Gin Fizz, an iconic cocktail that hails from New Orleans in the 19th century, is often seen as the pinnacle of a bartender’s shaking abilities. It combines diverse ingredients to produce a creamy, frothy, and ultimately refreshing drink. The Spirit of Choice: Ann Arbor Distillery…

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Mezcal Cocktail Party: Unmask the Mystique of Mezcal

Introduction Dive into the world of Mezcal, a spirit as rich in flavor as it is in history. Unlike any other, mezcal brings a distinctive smokiness, intricacy, and depth that deserves its own spotlight. In this guide, we’ll help you set the stage for an immersive mezcal…

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Martinez Cocktail: The Martini’s Predecessor

Introduction Before the Martini became the iconic cocktail we know today, there was the Martinez. Revered as one of the predecessors to the Martini, the Martinez is a rich and robust cocktail that evokes the grandeur of the old world. Let’s delve into its history and learn…

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Peak Performance: Burnout and Sustainable Success

We all chase success, often associating it with relentless work and perpetual busyness. But in doing so, we might find ourselves on the cusp of burnout, a state of chronic physical and emotional exhaustion. The book “Peak Performance” sheds light on this very conundrum, offering insights into…

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The Cyber Negroni: A Modern Twist on a Classic

Introduction The Negroni, with its iconic ruby hue and bold flavors, has cemented its place in cocktail history. Its distinctive bitterness, brought about by Campari, is both its strength and its polarizing aspect. In our modern twist the Cyber Negroni, we usher the classic into the digital…

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