DIY Cocktails

Announcing DIY Cocktails!

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Liquor Links

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    The Sipping Seder – A site of Passover Cocktails
    Does the Perfect Bourbon Exist? – The Washington Post postulates
    All 68 NCAA Tournament Teams Ranked by Their Best Drunk College Food – Endless Simmer
    Fastest Bartender in the World – Zagat
    For alcohol brands, social media a stiff cocktail – CNet
    Six Pack Frame Cinch – The Awesomer
    Columbia Koozie Hoodie – Uncrate
    NY Times DIY Cooking Handbook. Sounds kinda like our new books DIY Read more

DIY Irish Cream

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, so whip out the Baileys Irish cream … or don’t!

I saw this recipe for homemade Irish cream that sounds like a winner.

As the authors of DIY Cocktails, we’re always on the lookout for ways to add more homemade ingredients to cocktails.

From 52 Kitchen Adventures:

This is a ridiculously easy recipe that makes me question buying Bailey’s ever again. It tastes better, you can make as

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DIY Juice-to-Alcohol Kit

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Is a fridge full of boring juice cramping your style? Then turn it into booze! “How?” you might ask. “Science,” I would then answer.

The DIY Juice to Alcohol Kit contains yeast packets you can use to turn the fructose into alcohol in just 48 hours.

It’s as simple as pouring the yeast into a 64-ounce bottle, screwing on the cap and waiting. You’ll be rewarded with a sparkling beverage with about 14% alcohol.

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Kentucky Apple Sour Jellies

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Hump Day Liquor Links

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This week’s links for the New Year!

    2011 will see the debut of Ron de Jeremy. Yes, Ron Jeremy has his own rum. 
    GigaOm reports that we’ll be able to pay our tabs by iPhone soon.
    Create a lovely flower vase out your old cocktail shaker.
    2010 in cocktails according to Serious Eats’ Paul Clarke.
    Jeffrey Morgenthaler talks barrel-aged cocktails.
    Learn how whiskeys are rated.
    The worst drinking trends of 2010.
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Liquor Links for the Holidays

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Just in time for the Holidays, it this weeks boozy links

    Broke Ass Stuart shows how to make a set of Liquor Bottle Lights
    Yawn – Grub Street writes ANOTHER article debating free pouring vs. measuring. Answer – depends on mixing vessel and experience. It really is that simple.
    Valet. shares some Holiday cocktails made with beer from Joe doe in NYC
    Menuism has 10 tips for a perfect Holiday Party
    5 Cocktail Predictions for … Read more

What’s the Difference Between Coconut Milk and Coconut Water?

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When trying to cook or mix drinks with coconut, there can be a bit of confusion. Cartons of coconut water are showing up at grocery stores everywhere … but how are they different from what’s in the cans labeled coconut milk. And which one do you make piña coladas with? Here’s the scoop!

Coconut water

Split open a coconut and the juice you’ll find inside is the coconut water. It tastes like water that slightly … Read more

DIY Orgeat Syrup Recipe

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How to Calculate the Alcohol Content of Cocktails

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If you’re like us, you’re more interested in drinking than doing math. However, for home mixologists who want to geek out, here’s a little simple cocktail math that can help you determine how strong those homemade cocktails actually are. You may have measured how many ounces of liquor and other ingredients you put in your drink, but that doesn’t actually tell you the alcohol content. Here’s a quick way to figure it out.
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