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Cocktail-Ready Syrups Amp Up Your Mixing Game
2 years ago

Cocktail-Ready Syrups Amp Up Your Mixing Game

Every cocktail needs a sweet element to balance the bitter, strong, and sour.

Often that sweetness is achieved with simple syrups, agave nectar, honey, or if you’re getting fancy, orgeat. …
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Forget Shooters: Jägermeister Makes Awesome Cocktails
2 years ago

Forget Shooters: Jägermeister Makes Awesome Cocktails

On Thursday and Friday, July 16-17, ninety influential bartenders and media guests joined Jägermeister at the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans to view Jägermeister’s month long exhibit …
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Grey Goose Seduces the Senses at Tales of the Cocktail Sensory Brunch
2 years ago

Grey Goose Seduces the Senses at Tales of the Cocktail Sensory Brunch

On Thursday, July 16, GREY GOOSE kicked off Tales of the Cocktail with a private media brunch held in the sunny courtyard of Maison Montegut.

The idea was simple: surround …
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ToTC Recap: Phenix Brands Treats Guests to Five-Course Meal at Salu Bistro and Bar
2 years ago

ToTC Recap: Phenix Brands Treats Guests to Five-Course Meal at Salu Bistro and Bar

The Revolution Feast Spirited Dinner was hosted by Salu Bistro and Bar on Magazine Street and featured Phenix Brands (Stiletto Vodka, LL Kinahans, Mig Fuel, and Samogon) and local bitters …
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ToTC Recap: BACARDÍ Celebrates ‘Family’ with Yearly Dinner
2 years ago

ToTC Recap: BACARDÍ Celebrates ‘Family’ with Yearly Dinner

The BACARDÍ Family Dinner was held at the Marigny Opera House on Thursday evening during Tales of the Cocktail.

The elegant dinner, which is now an annual tradition at Tales …
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Trending Citrus: Grapefruit Cocktails
2 years ago

Trending Citrus: Grapefruit Cocktails

Historically, grapefruit has been used in cocktails for decades.

In the 1920s, the Brown Derby used grapefruit as its sour component. Today, the Paloma is a tequila-based classic. The sweet/tart …
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10 Tequila Tipples to Make Right Now
2 years ago

10 Tequila Tipples to Make Right Now

How should you drink tequila? However you want to.

Sip it solo, shoot it (salt and lime optional), or mix it up in a modern cocktail. Just make sure that …
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Absolut Elyx: Absolute Terroir
2 years ago

Absolut Elyx: Absolute Terroir

“Our climate gives a wheat that is very good for raw spirit production,” says Erik Baeksted. “There’s a reason vodka comes from this part of the world!”

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5 Classic Jelly Shots for Cocktail Lovers
2 years ago

5 Classic Jelly Shots for Cocktail Lovers

When you hear the phrase “Jello shooter”, do you immediately think of an Animal House-inspired toga party? Think again.

We’re not talking about the nasty, day-glo, red dye #40 Jello …
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The Desert Lily is This Year’s ToTC Frozen Daiquiri Winner
2 years ago

The Desert Lily is This Year’s ToTC Frozen Daiquiri Winner

Each year, one singular cocktail is named the official cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail. This year the Frozen Daiquiri reigns supreme.

And, out of a slew of competitors, the …
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The Apple-tini Grows Up
2 years ago

The Apple-tini Grows Up

Rumored to be conceived at Lola’s in West Hollywood, the bright green Sour Apple Martini with the signature sliver of granny smith apple garnish became a staple at bars and …
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What the Heck is Pig & Punch?
2 years ago

What the Heck is Pig & Punch?

The idea for Pig & Punch — and its sister event, Swig ‘n Swine — came to The Bon Vivants’ co-founders Josh Harris and Scott Baird while anticipating their second …
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