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Mixing Bacardi Cocktails with The CHILLED 100’s Steven Dragun
4 years ago

Mixing Bacardi Cocktails with The CHILLED 100’s Steven Dragun

What do you do when you have degrees in music performance and theory, but need to make extra money post-graduation?

If you’re Steven Dragun, you start bartending. Music took him …
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Port and Cocktails: A Love Affair
4 years ago

Port and Cocktails: A Love Affair

Historically, port was a key ingredient in many classic cocktails.

It’s slightly to intensely sweet profile, depending on the style, makes it an ideal secondary ingredient. Its fruitiness, courtesy of …
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Drink Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
4 years ago

Drink Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Let’s talk facts. Each year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes.

Even men are …
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Cherry Heering Celebrates the Singapore Sling’s 100th Anniversary
4 years ago

Cherry Heering Celebrates the Singapore Sling’s 100th Anniversary

Cocktail history is often nebulous and frequently questionable. In the case of the Singapore Sling, the story changes depending on who you ask.

Created by Ngiam Tong Boon at the …
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“Milk & Honey Time”: A Tribute to Sasha Petraske (1973-2015)
4 years ago

“Milk & Honey Time”: A Tribute to Sasha Petraske (1973-2015)

At 9 PM (in each country’s respective time zone) on August 31, 2015, the cocktail world raised their collective glasses to Sasha Petraske, one of the key figures in the …
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5 “Bad” ’70s Cocktails Grow Up
4 years ago

5 “Bad” ’70s Cocktails Grow Up

Jeremy Allen of MiniBar in LA had a dream.

He wanted to help drinks of the pre-cocktail revival era prove that they were better than just their sometimes syrup-y, generally …
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5 Classic Rum Cocktails Reinvented
4 years ago

5 Classic Rum Cocktails Reinvented

Everything old is new again. In the cocktail world, this adage shines through every day.

Instead of looking back, bartenders look forward, taking traditional recipes and making them their own. …
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Champagne Bottle “Go” Cups and Craft Cocktails at Bourbon O Bar — Bringing End of Summer Fun to Bourbon Street
4 years ago

Champagne Bottle “Go” Cups and Craft Cocktails at Bourbon O Bar — Bringing End of Summer Fun to Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street is to New Orleans what the strip is to Las Vegas: a beckoning stretch of 24/7 partying that brings out the Spring Break in us all.

So the …
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CAP – Tales of the Cocktail “Cocktail Apprentice Program”
4 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
4 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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Detox at Tales with Delish Daily Smoothies
4 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
4 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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