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  1. How Many Shots Are in a Fifth?

    Q: Marlene writes, "How many ounces are in a 1/5th bottle of vodka?" A: First, let's use a 1 oz shot for this exercise. Next, what exactly is a fifth? It is an old measurement for a bottle of booze. It refers to the fact that the bottles were 1/5th of a gallon. These days most ...Read More

  2. How to Drink Brandy

    Q: What is the best way to drink brandy? A: Brandies, including fine Cognacs and Armagnacs can be enjoyed many different ways. One of my favorites is the classic sidecar, a refreshing blend of brandy, lemon/lime and triple sec. If you have a cheap bottle (not recommeded) mix it with something, anything. Here's a few ...Read More

  3. How to measure in 'parts'

    Normal people measure things in ounces, cups, tablespoons and other recognizable increments. Cocktail people often use "parts" instead, which puts the recipe in the form of a ratio. A part can be any type of measurement. All you have to do is assign a measurement increment to be a part—for example, one part equals one ounce—then ...Read More

  4. Kirkland Premium Small Batch Bourbon, Aged 7 Years Review

    On a recent outing to Costco, we ran across a new item, the Kirkland Premium Small Batch Bourbon. You might be thinking, really, Costco is making bourbon now? Well, Costco isn't really making bourbon; they sourced it from one of the distilleries and private labelled it. Given the price at $19.99, I was game to ...Read More

  5. Is Expensive Vodka Worth It?

    Reader Karl writes in about vodka quality: "In reference to Vodka you stated "you get what you pay for." Not true. Vodka is a neutral spirit because it is distilled at such a high temperature. It has no natural flavor or odor. So, when buying Vodka you should always buy the cheapest brand as long as ...Read More