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Punch It Up for Easter
2 years ago

Punch It Up for Easter

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Instead of waiting until the last minute to pull together Easter brunch or supper, start planning today. First on the list — cocktails.

Holidays like …
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Got Gin? Get Mixing.
2 years ago

Got Gin? Get Mixing.

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Before vodka muscled its way into the bar scene – we’re talking 1950s, Moscow Mules, James Bond martinis – gin was king.

In fact, flashback to …
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Add Some Umami to Your Drinks
2 years ago

Add Some Umami to Your Drinks

Condiment Cocktails on the Rise

In the past, cocktails relied on elements like citrus or fruits, vermouths or amaros. Now, bartenders are looking beyond the back bar and into the …
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10 of the Coolest Cocktail Shakers
2 years ago

10 of the Coolest Cocktail Shakers

Cocktail Shakers for Every Mood

A good shaker is essential to any bar, and any cocktail connoisseur knows that a shaker can make or break a drink. Different styles of …
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4 Whisk(e)y Books to Get Now
2 years ago

4 Whisk(e)y Books to Get Now

Every spirits category has a boom period and whisk(e)y is no different. Over the last several years, it has exhibited a resurgence in popularity that has left some consumers literally …
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Drinks That the Locals Love
2 years ago

Drinks That the Locals Love

When traveling there are often drinks that can only be found in certain regions, or at least had their origins there.

For instance, most people know the potent Hurricane as …
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Indulge in Creamy Cocktails
2 years ago

Indulge in Creamy Cocktails

Cream liqueur, by definition, is a liqueur that includes dairy cream and some type of flavorful liquor among its ingredients.

(In contrast, liqueurs with names that begin with “Crème de” …
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Scotch with Dessert?
2 years ago

Scotch with Dessert?

Photo Courtesy of Saskla Heijltjes Ditch the Hagus and Go Sweet

Many people still feel that the only pairing that should be attempted with dessert is wine. The idea of …
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Jam Session
2 years ago

Jam Session

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Using Homemade Jams in Cocktails

For bartender Karen Grill, what started as cooking jams for friends evolved into making jam for cocktails. As Beverage Program Director …
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The 12 Best Distillery Visits in Scotland
2 years ago

The 12 Best Distillery Visits in Scotland

Scotland is world famous for both its golf courses and for its whisky distilleries. But where do you begin? Well, just as a golfer will prefer to play a beautiful …
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Calvados: The Apple of a Bartender’s Eye
2 years ago

Calvados: The Apple of a Bartender’s Eye

Calvados might have a name fitting a bullfighter or some Las Vegas show featuring trained horses, but it’s safe to say it tastes infinitely better than either of those. Photo …
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Milwaukee Distilling Revival
2 years ago

Milwaukee Distilling Revival

The Brew City’s Spirited Rebirth

Milwaukee is a city built on barley and hops. Points on the map — from Miller Valley to Pabst Village – wear the names of …
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