Articles Tagged: Bartending Tips

Gifts for the Martini Lover: Stirred, Not Shaken?

James Bond, the epitome of style and sophistication, always insists his martinis should be “shaken, not stirred.” However, that preference may well be a sign of his rebellious nature more than his command of the cocktail. Traditionally, martinis are stirred … and for good reason.

Many experts dismiss the idea that shaking “bruises the gin.” But they do note that while shaking makes for a colder martini, it also dilutes the martini and gives it … Read more

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 bottles are 750 ml, which is close to 1/5 of a gallon. A gallon contains 128 fluid ounces. So … Read more

Dangerous Drinks


The folks at Asylum asked, “now that Absinthe is legal and no longer so dangerous, what drinks are most dangerous?”

Well, they came up with a list. Included are favorites such as Moonshine, Everclear and various other potent concoctions from around the world.

Read the Whole List:

Absinthe Deemed Safe, So We Reveal Other Dangerous Drinks – Asylum

Of course, not drinking responsibly is dangerous now matter what you’re drinking.
Please drink responsibly!

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Tailgator – The Gas Powered Blender

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It’s football season and that means tailgating and the Tailgator is Tailgating! This 25cc, 2 ¼ HP, gas-powered blender is like nothing else we have seen.

This machine is for some serious drink blending and major tailgating. It is even great for whipping up all kinds of dips, which go great with the margaritas that this blender has made famous.

Each TailGator is assembled by hand in the USA with strict attention to detail.

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The Whiskeyburger Cocktail

I was reading Esquire and came across this most interesting of cocktails.

In the ever fashionable trend of “Molecular Mixology” a few Esquire staffers created the Wiskeyburger Cocktail, described by Esquire’s David Wondrich as “a glass of tan liquid with some greenish froth on top and a dill-pickle slice hanging off the rim.”

According to Wondrich, the exchange went like this:

What’s this? we asked.

“Whiskeyburger.”

Okay. What’s in it?

“Beefskey, tomato syrup, mustard —

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Video: How to Make a Perfect Caipirinha

The Caipirinha, Brazil’s National Drink, is taking the States by storm.

So how do make it?

Join Victoria from Leblon Cachaca, as she shows us how to make the perfect Caipirinha. So watch close and mix up a mess of Caipirinha’s to beat the summer heat. Yes, it’s almost here!


 

Caipirinha recipe
Leblon Cachaca

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Top Shelf Ice for Top Shelf Booze

Not happy with the old ice tray? Ice melts too quickly and dilutes your drink?

Never fear, the Taisan Ice Mold makes 30 – 40 Spherical ice balls each hour.

Why a sphere? A sphere minimizes surface area and therefore minimizes the amount of melting going on.

This equals cold booze that isn’t watered down. A must have for any upscale cocktail lounge.

$1300 Ice Mold – Asylum.com
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Stoli Blackberi Review

One of the many product we had the pleasure to try in Vegas is Stoli’s newest flavor, Blackberi. I don’t think it is available yet, but trust me it will be worth the wait. I tried it over ice with soda, a what a delightful twist to straight vodka. As with many other Stoli flavors, the blackberry flavor does not over power or taste too sweet. It is almost an essence of the fruit.

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Fresh Juice – Bartending Tips

If you need a New Year’s resolution, we recommend vowing to use fresh juices in our cocktails whenever possible. This means buying fresh lemons, limes, and other citrus and hand squeezing the fruit for every libation. Although these is some elbow grease required, you guests and your tastebuds will thank you.

Of course, if you don’t have the resolve, most supermarkets these days carry a dizzying variety of fresh juice. So go crazy and experiment! … Read more

Eggs – Cocktail Food

Eggs are one of the best drinking foods around. They were common fare at most bars a hundred years ago. They were served hardboiled with salt or picked in a vinegar brine.

What makes the egg so special? An egg is packed full of protein in the whites, while the yolk contains fats (the OK ones) and other good-for-you nutrients. Eggs even contain the amino acid, cysteine, that helps to battle the effects of the … Read more

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