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Unique Fruit and Herb Cocktail Combinations

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Watermelon Jalapeño Slush

post iconWatermelon Jalapeno Slush ~ a sweet and spicy summer cocktail treat …Read More

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

post iconCream liqueur and creme liqueur aren’t the same. So what’s the difference? …Read More

Watermelon Cocktails for Labor Day

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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

post iconMaple Bacon Bloody Mary: Yes, everything is better with bacon! …Read More

Advanced Mixology: Margarita Sorbet

post iconMargarita sorbet … made using liquid nitrogen! …Read More

How to measure in ‘parts’

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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:

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How to Prepare and Drink Absinthe

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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

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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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