Articles Tagged: DIY

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

Saturday Liquor Links

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Liquor Links
Our round up of interesting links from the drinking world.

Storified by Drink of the Week · Sat, Nov 03 2012 14:18:00

22 DIY Ways To Reuse Empty Booze BottlesWhether you’re stuck inside during the hurricane with nothing to do but drink (and "work from home"), or just happen to have a whole bunc…
How To Rapidly Flavor any Booze Using Whip-ItsInfusing liquor is the … 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

Top Five Drinks Trends for 2012

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2012 is here! We’d been waiting for it, watching it creep upon us but for some reason it’s still surprising when it actually gets here. Now that the hoopla has died down, we have been thinking about what will be popular on the wine and spirits front in 2012.

    DIY – Do It Yourself continues to rage. Given the continuing uncertainty in the economy, people will continue to be their own bartenders, shaking and mixing

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Ginger Bubbly

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It’s time for Champagne! Add a little ginger kick to your sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays. This sparkler is festive yet simple, so it’s perfect for Christmas and New Year’s.

Happy Holidays from Drink of the Week!

Ingredients:
1/2 oz ginger syrup*
4 to 6 oz sparkling wine

Directions:
Pour ginger syrup in the bottom of a Champagne flute or coupe, the top off with sparkling wine to taste.

Ginger Syrup*

Ingredients:
1/2 cup … Read more

DIY Blood Orange-Infused Vodka

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Good quality ingredients produce a good quality product, that’s why there is a good reason you have a favorite vodka. Your favorite brand doesn’t cheat you on quality, so you shouldn’t go for cheap ingredients when you decide to try out your own DIY recipes at home.

The winter season produces a lot of citrus fruits including tangerines, mandarin, oranges and grapefruit. Because fresh fruit equals fresh flavors, now is a great time to take … Read more

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

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Sometimes it seems to take a special dictionary to navigate the cocktail world. For instance, while it is true that crème is the French word for cream, a crème liqueur and a cream liqueur are not the same.

Cream liqueurs, such as Baileys or Carolans Irish cream, contain dairy cream. Crème liqueurs, such as crème de menthe and crème de cacao, have more sugar than other liqueurs and therefore a thicker consistency. They do not, … Read more

Maple Bacon Bloody Mary

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I love Bloody Marys! Since it’s tomato season, now is the perfect time to make this cocktail with fresh tomatoes. It’s easier than you think.

This variation includes bacon and maple syrup, but it’s not just for brunch! Bacon makes such a tasty garnish and the maple syrup perks up the natural sweetness of the fresh tomatoes.

As far as garnishes go, the Bloody Mary is the most fun. Why stop with bacon? Add the … Read more

Sangria Basics

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Sangria is a DIY dream. It’s a wine punch with fruit and liquor in it. What kind of wine, fruit and liquor? That’s up to you.

Some people like to top off their sangria with ginger ale, lemon-lime soda or club soda. Some people like it room temperature, while others drink it over ice. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like sangria. It’s possible they wouldn’t be people worth knowing.

Using expensive wine is … Read more

Martin Miller’s DIY Gift Pack Giveaway

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It’s still Summer, so why not giveaway some cool stuff to make cocktails and a $150 Amex Gift Card. Simply like this page, comment or like Martin Miller’s Facebook Page and you’ll be entered to win a DIY Summer Cocktail Gift Pack containing a shaker and other bar tools, a copy of our book DIY Cocktails and $150 Amex Gift Card (for incidentals).

* To enter you must be at least 21 years of age … Read more

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