What Are Bitters?

standard March 29, 2016 Leave a response

A flavoring agent used to balance cocktails, bitters are an infusion of things like fruit peels, tree bark, roots, and flowers with high-octane alcohol. Described as a nonpotable ingredient (as opposed to potable digestive bitters, like Campari), Bitters has recently come to the forefront of contemporary cocktail culture.… Read More ...

What is a Smash Cocktail?

standard March 19, 2015 Leave a response

What is a Smash Cocktail?As an aspiring home bartender I’m regularly confronted by all sorts of mixology and craft bartending terms that I simply don’t understand. That’s why when I recently encountered the Smash cocktail, I set out to figure out what this mysterious Smash is and how can I make one?… Read More ...

Key Limes vs Persian Limes: Does it Matter?

standard October 29, 2014 Leave a response

Key Limes vs Persian LimesKey Limes have always been a bit of a mystery to me, but when I was confronted with the need for them in a recipe for Pisco Sours I was forced to perform some research. Needless to say they aren’t widely available in my geography and the first question that came to mind was “How Do Key Limes Compare to Regular Limes?”

To be clear I wasn’t trying to take the lazy man’s route, but I always like to have a backup plan.… Read More ...