Fizz Cocktail Fundamentals

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Fizz Cocktail Fundamentals

When the weather is warm, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a Fizz cocktail. Sweet, sour and simple, it’s an ideal addition to every aspiring cocktail aficionado’s repertoire. Better yet you’ll find that the basics of the Fizz can be applied to wide range of spirits to give your home bar maximum flexibility.… Read More ...

Cocktail Garnishes: The Basics

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A delicious cocktail is a beautiful thing, but an attractive one is something special. Adding visual interest and even a touch of style, cocktail garnishes are a standard component to most mixed drinks. In this post I’ll cover basic cocktail garnishes to help you take your drinks up a notch at your next home happy hour.… Read More ...

Bottled Cocktails: A How-To Guide

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How to Make Bottled Cocktails

No matter what you’re doing this summer, bottled cocktails can make an average event extraordinary. Few activities are more enjoyable than sipping drinks and talking with friends, but dusty fire pits, stadium parking lots and parkland music festivals are not the most hospitable places for bartending equipment.… Read More ...

Cracked Ice: It’s All Technique

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Cracked Ice: It's All Technique

Understandably the ice cube is the first option for chilling cocktails for most aspiring home bartenders, but I’m here to tell you that in some cases that would be a big mistake. Sure liberating a few cubes from that antique you call an ice tray is easy, but cracked ice is often the best option

As I explained in my previous post Cocktail Ice: 3 Basic Types, ice is much more important than simply chilling spirits; it also impacts the flavor, mouthfeel, strength and the appearance of your cocktails.… Read More ...