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The Desert Lily is This Year’s ToTC Frozen Daiquiri Winner
4 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
4 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?
4 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”
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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Fernet Branca — “The Bartenders’ Handshake”
4 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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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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5 Mojito Mash Ups
4 years ago

5 Mojito Mash Ups

We all know where Ernest Hemingway supposedly enjoyed a Mojito and where he enjoyed a Daquiri, but it’s the beginnings of the Mojito that date back to the days of …
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Bella Bellini – Modern Recipes for a Classic Cocktail
4 years ago

Bella Bellini – Modern Recipes for a Classic Cocktail

When Giuseppe Cipriani created the Bellini — a seemingly simple combination of peach purée and Prosecco — he likely had no idea that he would change the concept of “brunch.” …
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Tiki Expert Paul McGee’s 3 Ways to Shake Up Your Swizzle
4 years ago

Tiki Expert Paul McGee’s 3 Ways to Shake Up Your Swizzle

The swizzle—an 18th-century cocktail—is a timeless summertime sipper…

No one knows for sure exactly when the swizzle was invented. However, the first mention in print is in the 1788 book …
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10 Cool Ice Bars Where You Can Chill in the Summer Heat
4 years ago

10 Cool Ice Bars Where You Can Chill in the Summer Heat

As summer temperatures start to soar, with heatwaves across Europe, and the UK recently recording its hottest July day in history, it’s good to think about a cooling cocktail in …
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Use Your (Water)Melon! – 5 Refreshing Quenchers
4 years ago

Use Your (Water)Melon! – 5 Refreshing Quenchers

Watermelon cocktails are not only refreshing they are hydrating – which is just what your body needs during these dog days of summer.

It’s easy to overindulge on cocktails during …
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5 Vibrantly Flavored Vodkas
4 years ago

5 Vibrantly Flavored Vodkas

Natural, intense, and exotic flavors define the newest infused vodkas.

“The flavored vodka market is oversaturated with bad ideas that sound like they’re designed mostly with ten-year-olds in mind,” says …
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