You’re as Cold as Ice . . .

Ice Cubes

"You're as cold as ice . . . You never take advice Someday you'll pay the price, I know"- Foreigner - Cold as IceAs we've discussed before in our post about Ice Spheres and in our Bartending Tidbits page, almost all cocktails are meant to be served … [Continue reading]

Rum Punch

Rum Punch

It's summertime. A time for refreshing drinks that everyone enjoys in the heat and sun of the season. Even better when, as the bartender, you can make these drinks ahead of time so you can sit back and relax with your guests instead of scrambling to … [Continue reading]

Cape Codder

Cape Codder

Once in a while, and it doesn't happen very often, the best things are also surprisingly easy. Like when your guests want a juicy cocktail that's refreshing and you, the home bartender, are looking for something quick and simple to make. The Cape … [Continue reading]

Negroni Sbagliato Redux

Keep Calm and Drink Negroni Sbagliato

We mentioned the Negroni Sbagliato as a not too well known variation of the classic Negroni in our post about that cocktail a while back. The additional term, Sbagliato, which means mistaken, erroneous or just plain wrong, is used to describe a … [Continue reading]

How Much Juice Comes From a Lime?

How much juice from a lime?

Here at the Consumatorium, we hate when we run across recipes that call for anything other than precise measurements. This goes for any type of measurement, of course, but it's most obvious with liquid measurements. "The juice of one lime" simply … [Continue reading]

The Daiquiri

Daiquiri - Consumatorium Classics

Like many classic cocktails, the Daiquiri has contracted a rather severe case of semantic drift, conjuring a variety of fruit-laden icy smoothie concoctions made with a blender. While that may be something you enjoy on your beach vacation, it is not … [Continue reading]

Elderflower Gin and Tonic

Elderflower Gin and Tonic

A few weeks ago, Dave posted a link to an article on our Facebook page entitled, How to (Seriously) Upgrade Your Gin and Tonic. It's a great article and you should check it out if you haven't already. It got me thinking. I love G&Ts. They are a … [Continue reading]

Pineapple Mint Julep

Pineapple Mint Julep

Pineapple mixes well with just about all spirits, adding sweetness and strong flavor to almost any cocktail you concoct with it. Here at the Consumatorium, we love using pineapple for all kinds of drinks and infusions, especially in the summer. So, … [Continue reading]

Billionaire Cocktail

Billionaire Cocktail - Consumatorium

I had a Billionaire Cocktail a few months ago at Employees Only, a terrific craft cocktail bar in NYC. I loved it when I tried it and made it a few times after returning from the City. Unfortunately, it got lost in the shuffle of new drinks that I … [Continue reading]

Consumatorium Reviews: Craft Bars in Reykjavik Iceland

Slippbarinn Bar in Reykjavik

Reykjavic, while old and established in so many ways, is fairly new to cocktail bars. In fact, the first real craft cocktail bar in town, Slippbarinn, at the Reykjavik Marina Hotel, opened in 2012. The city's recent arrival on the cocktail scene … [Continue reading]