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Unique Fruit and Herb Cocktail Combinations

Exciting fruit and herb cocktail combinations

Watermelon Jalapeño Slush

Watermelon Jalapeno Slush ~ a sweet and spicy summer cocktail treat

What’s the difference between a cream liqueur and a crème liqueur?

Cream liqueur and creme liqueur aren't the same. So what's the difference?

Watermelon Cocktails for Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! If you’re blessed with beautiful weather like we are (or even if you’re not), here are some tasty watermelon cocktails that are perfect for the long weekend.

    Watermelon Mojito Watermelon Cucumber Refresher Watermelon Agua Fresca Margarita Watermelon Granita Watermelon and Cucumber Gin & Tonic
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Maple Bacon Bloody Mary

Maple Bacon Bloody Mary: Yes, everything is better with bacon!

Advanced Mixology: Margarita Sorbet

Margarita sorbet ... made using liquid nitrogen!

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 do a little bit of basic math.

Here’s an example of a recipe given in parts:

Margarita

    3 parts
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How to Prepare and Drink Absinthe

So what is the “Green Fairy” and how can you drink it? It’s absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit. It’s usually light green, but can also be colorless, white, yellow … even red. On March 5th 2007, absinthe was once again legalized in America after about 100 years.

Because of its very high alcohol content, the typical preparation involves adding water and sugar to it. Though it takes a little patience, it’s worth it.

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Manhattans: Stirred Not Shaken

The Manhattan is one of my favorite cocktails, yet some bars make me sad by shaking this drink instead of stirring it. Overall, a good rule of thumb to follow is that if a drink consists of all alcoholic mixers (as this one does), then stirring is sufficient to mix the drink. As Robert Hess points out in this instructional video, it also makes for a much more visually appealing cocktail. Check out this video … Read more

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