One of the great, fun parts about visiting craft bars is that you get to talk with bartenders who truly enjoy what they’re doing and who are, generally, very open to sharing what they know. One of the big secrets I often hear from craft bartenders is to make your own mixers when you can. As we […]
Just down the street from Checkpoint Charlie in what used to be known as East Berlin, is a quickly growing area of new bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Contrary to its long term austerity during Soviet occupation, it has become a young, hip and vibrant community of art, architecture and, of course, craft cocktails. We, your […]
As we’ve discussed before, infusing your booze seems intimidating and maybe even difficult. Trust me when I tell you it’s not. I know from personal experience – I’m inherently lazy, after all. To prove it to you, one of my drinks is named Apathy, and its ingredients are simply whatever is already sitting on the bar […]
A detailed guide on how to make regular and flavored simple syrup at home. Easy instructions, preparation and storage tips.
How to make a great Aviation Cocktail at home – details, descriptions, background and variations.
How to make a great, simplified Zombie Cocktail at home that is true to its Tiki roots. Includes the original recipe and a little background.
Tiki is dead. Long live Tiki. Like many great cocktail genres, Tiki virtually died in the 70’s during the great vodka onslaught. It was the era when we gave up the taste of alcohol in favor of the tastes of what we could quickly mix with it. When getting drunk was more important than enjoying […]
A great video on how to use ice to chill the cocktails you make at home and the importance of melting ice as part of good cocktail recipes.
A delicious punch that can easily be made ahead of time so you can do less bartending and more entertaining. A great balance between fruity and boozy.
A super easy drink to make that’s a crowd pleaser. Especially for those occasions that call for a lower alcohol drink or those guests that like their cocktails on the lighter side.
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