Articles Tagged: DIY Cocktails

DIY Cocktail Kits – Holiday Gift Idea

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Gift baskets can be a fun way to give the gift of cocktails this holiday season. The idea is simple: Pick a cocktail your recipient will love, then get the ingredients and package them in a gift box or basket … along with copy of DIY Cocktails, of course.

The level of DIY-ness is up to you. You can create your own recipe and print it on a decorative card, include a bottle of your … Read more

Cultured Spirit

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I think that yogurt in cocktails is a wonderful marriage. It goes together very well during the summer season and is one of my favorite combinations. The sweetness of aged rum and fresh pineapple gives this Cultured Spirit very interesting layers.… Read more

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail 2012

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This past week marked the 10th installment of New Orleans mixology orgy, Tales of the Cocktail. It is by far the largest celebration of cocktail culture in the country. Tales (as it called by ‘vets’) is a who’s who of bartenders, journalists and brands. It is a wonderland for up and coming barterers and enthusiasts.

We spent a whirl wind 72 hours in New Orleans, camping at the famed Roosevelt Hotel rather than Tales HQ, … Read more

Preserved Bliss

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This is made with a homemade strawberry jam(preserve) paired with gin, seedless muddled cucumber and fresh lemon juice. I paired the Strawberry Jam and cucumber together to highlight how much versatility cucumber (one of my favorite vegetables in my cocktails) really has.… Read more

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks – Literary Monday

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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is a modern classic.  First published in 1948, it is probably more popular today that it was when the book was initially released.  The cocktail crowd discovered this book a few years ago and fiercely battled for the limited number of used editions that would pop up on eBay, Amazon or in used bookstores.  While not quite as expensive as the original Jerry Thomas books (oh, I kick myself … Read more

Literary Monday – Seasonal Cocktail Companion

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Whether you have mastered the DIY cocktail and are looking for your next challenge or need a unique, homemade gift for that hard-to-buy-for person, this book will keep you busy and entertained for months! The Seasonal Cocktail Companion by Seattle bartender and self-described “cocktail nerd” Maggie Savarino is aptly-described as “Arts and Crafts…with booze!”

This is not just another cocktail book. You probably already have half a dozen of those sitting on your shelf. This … Read more

DIY Vanilla Vodka

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Vanilla vodka is one of the tastiest and most versatile infusions you can make. Not only is it a way to put a twist on a common drink, it’s super easy! All you’ll need for to make this recipe is funnel, coffee filter and a second 750ml bottle (with cap) that has been thoroughly cleaned and re-labeled. We suggest trying this infusion in Chocolate Martini or even try making your own vanilla bourbon by using … Read more

Tales of the Cocktail – Vancouver

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Tales of the Cocktail is going on the road to Vancouver, BC. Drink of the Week will be heading up the coast to experience Tales North and sign a few copies of our book DIY Cocktails. If you plan to be in the Great White North, check in to the Fairmont Pacific Rim and explore the wonderful world of cocktails.

Because it’s February in Canada, we figure this is a good way to keep warm.… Read more

Nazca

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not make some rose petal syrup? It’s pretty easy and, well girls like roses. Who wouldn’t impressed with this rosey pisco cocktail from the folks at Pisco Portón.

Ingredients:
2 parts Pisco Portón
1.25 parts limoncello
1 parts rose syrup
2 parts lychee juice
Top off with sparkling water

Directions:
Combine all ingredients and fill with sparkling water. Garnish with an edible rose petal.

To make … Read more

DOTW Giveaway!

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Here at Drink of the Week, we believe that sharing is caring. And what better way to show that we care about our readers cocktail creating fun than to give you guys a copy of our book DIY Cocktails

To enter, check out some of our favorite recipes for National Apricot Day and leave a comment with the recipe that sounds the best to you!… Read more

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