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Trending Citrus: Grapefruit Cocktails
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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?
5 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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CAP – Tales of the Cocktail “Cocktail Apprentice Program”
5 years ago

CAP – Tales of the Cocktail “Cocktail Apprentice Program”

Among the many contributions, Tales of the Cocktail has made to the industry, one of the most valuable is its commitment to its apprentice program.

Being accepted into the CAP …
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Museum of the American Cocktail Becomes Home to Tanqueray Imperial Shaker
5 years ago

Museum of the American Cocktail Becomes Home to Tanqueray Imperial Shaker

As the clock counts down to the official start of Tales of the Cocktail, a few quiet goings-on will already have been taking place around town.

On Monday night, July …
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Fernet Branca — “The Bartenders’ Handshake”
5 years ago

Fernet Branca — “The Bartenders’ Handshake”

“[Fernet Branca]… it’s not a spirit for everybody,” admits Edoardo Branca, the scion of the famed Milanese Branca family.

This is not typically what you expect to hear when you …
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Detox at Tales with Delish Daily Smoothies
5 years ago

Detox at Tales with Delish Daily Smoothies

The spirits business is equal parts hard work and hard play.

Alcohol requires moderation, but of course, we sometimes tend toward overindulgence. Bartenders, in particular, forget about the demands of …
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Pining for Piña Coladas — 4 Recipes Past and Present to Celebrate the Boozy Milkshake
5 years ago

Pining for Piña Coladas — 4 Recipes Past and Present to Celebrate the Boozy Milkshake

“When you think about the Caribbean, a few things immediately come to mind: beach, sun, palm trees, and a refreshing Piña Colada,” notes Rafael Lebron, Senior Manager, Food and Beverage …
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