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The Buck – and Rickey – Stop Here
2 days ago

The Buck – and Rickey – Stop Here

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Springtime is a bit of a puzzle when it comes to drinks. Depending on where you live, temps may already be hitting 80 to 90 …
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Limoncello Cocktails
3 days ago

Limoncello Cocktails

Even people who have never been to Italy usually have heard of Limoncello.

Its sweet, tangy flavor and velvety texture — especially when served straight from the freezer — is …
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Punch It Up for Easter
3 days 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.
5 days 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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Featured Mixologist Justin Simmons
5 days ago

Featured Mixologist Justin Simmons

Name: Justin Simmons Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Nationality: American Birthday: September 1, 1986 Sign: Virgo Where You Bartend: Salar Restaurant and Lounge How Many Years Bartending: 5 Favorite Cocktail: Vieux Carre …
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Add Some Umami to Your Drinks
5 days 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
5 days 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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Four Whisk(e)y Books to Get Now
6 days ago

Four 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
6 days 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
6 days 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?
1 week 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
1 week 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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