A detailed guide on how to make regular and flavored simple syrup at home. Easy instructions, preparation and storage tips.
How Much Juice Comes From a Lime?
We answer the age-old question that every home bartender wants to know
One of the challenges for the home bartender is that keeping fresh ingredients on hand is more difficult, since (hopefully) you do not use them as fast as a public bar does. We’ve previously discussed
Cocktails for an Outing
Sometimes the amateur mixologist is called upon to prepare cocktails for an outing, such as a picnic, road trip, or camping trip. Since you cannot have your entire bar available in such circumstances,
Mint Simple Syrup
In some ways this is almost too simple to devote a post to, but I know that I resisted making syrup for a while, so my hope is that describing how easy it is will help you take the plunge.
One of the challenges for the amateur mixologist is trying to find the right ratios of ingredients. Even with classic cocktails, you can find recipes with a range of ratios, and you need to decide how
Ordering Cocktails at Restaurants
We took a little road trip this weekend to southwest Colorado, enjoying a little skiing, hiking, and hot springs. On Sunday we went out for a nice dinner, and the food was excellent, but the cocktail
Behind the Bar – Bartending Tips
As Dave and I work on this blog, we are going to try to summarize bartending tips that we think are important in a new page on the blog called Behind the Bar – Bartending Tips. We hope it will be
Shaken or Stirred?
Because tonight’s cocktail was just an enjoyable variant of the Upper West Side, I thought I’d talk briefly about the age-old question of shaken or stirred, which for some is a matter equal in importa