Carey Jones

Carey Jones is a San Francisco-based freelance writer who covers spirits, drinks, food, and travel. Her bylines appear in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, and others. She is the author of Brooklyn Bartender (2016) and co-author of Be Your Own Bartender (2018).


For almost two decades, cocktail enthusiast Carey Jones has traveled the world to report on spirits and cocktails. She has toured shochu distilleries in Japan and cut peat in Scotland. Cary has also interviewed coffee growers in Brazil and eaten her way through Malaysia. Carey spent five years as an editor at Serious Eats, where she wrote various feature columns, including "Dining Out," "Taste Tester", and "Food Industry." She was the New York site editor when the Serious Eats team was honored with a James Beard Award for Best Food Blog in 2010. She wrote a weekly drinks column "Liquor Cabinet Roulette" for Food & Wine's website with her husband John McCarthy. They specialized in creating accessible and deliciously inventive cocktails for the home bartender.


Carey graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor of arts in English language and literature/letters.

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