Cocktail Ice: 3 Basic Types

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Ice Cube Basics

No matter your level of expertise, cocktail ice is the one ingredient that home bartenders most often overlook. Sure, we all focus on our special liquors, mixers and garnishes, but cocktail ice performs more than one function; it chills, it dilutes, brings different flavors together and mellows an otherwise strong alcoholic base..… Read More ...

Herb Cocktails

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Herb Cocktails: A Beginner's Guide

Fresh herbs and vegetables may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cocktails, but herb cocktails have recently been getting quite a bit of press as the warmer weather arrives. So as an occasional gardener and cocktail novice I recently volunteered to do a brief presentation for our local community garden on herb and veggie cocktails.… Read More ...

Hump Day Happy Hour: The Gimlet

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Hello Friends.

I’m happy to tell you that the last few days here in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have been INCREDIBLE. Last week we got 10 inches of snow, this week we are pushing 60.

No complaints here.

Since we are doing some hardcore flirting with Spring, I decided that tonight we are going to drink gin.… Read More ...

Hump Day Happy Hour: The Boulevardier

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I have been FIRING back the Moscow Mule’s lately. The ginger beer warms my insides on these frigid Mid-Atlantic nights. I would actually be writing this post on this wonderful elixir, but alas, I’ve been doing it all wrong. Turns out you are supposed to drink these bad boys in copper mugs, which I do not own.… Read More ...