Articles Tagged: home bartending

The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion – Literary Monday

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If you are always looking for the perfect drink for any occasion, then this little book is the one for you.  In The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion, the author will help you find drinks to help with the problems in your life, drinks that will impress a myriad of people and drinks for major life events.  I was particularly fond of the categories entitled Marriage, Second Marriage and Third Marriage and Up.  For the … Read more

Bar10der – Ten Bartending Tools In One

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Don’t want to haul your whole cocktail kit to your friend’s party, but want to be ready if duty calls? Then Bar10der is for you.  If MacGyver was a bartender, this would be his bar tool.  Bar10der packs 10 bartending tools into one tool that folds down to about 8 inches and weighs a little less than a pound. 

What’s included?

    Muddler
    Reamer
    Channel Knife
    Jigger
    Zester
    Knife
    Stirrer
    Strainer
    Corkscrew
    Bottle Opener

The bartender … Read more

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.

Don’t believe the … Read more

How to Muddle

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Many cocktails have “muddled” ingredients, so recipes tell you to grab your muddler and muddle away. But what does that even mean?

A muddler is a wooden pestle that looks like a miniature baseball bat. The flat end is used to smash ingredients, such as the lime and mint in a Mojito. We recommend wood because it won’t damage your glasses. Some muddlers have teeth on the end, which is great for fruits but too … Read more

Wine on a Budget – Volume One

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This week represents our foray into the wine business. One of the questions that we receive most from people is how to buy good wine that doesn’t break the bank. To satisfy user demand, we have been working on a weekly series on “Wine on a Budget.”

The local grocery store can be an amazing place to purchase wine on a budget (we have only lived in states with relatively liberal alcohol laws so I … Read more

DIY Sour Mix

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[The Monthly Mixer is a new column by M. Quinn Sweeney who writes about crafting cocktails at LibationLab.com]

Bottles of fluorescent fluids labeled “sour mix” can be purchased at any grocery or liquor store but what you are buying has no actual fruit or anything else found in nature. It’s an artificial conglomeration of crap that tastes like the description above implies. It’s like stirring up some Tang and calling it orange juice. Bars use … Read more

Announcing DIY Cocktails!

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We at Drink of the Week are proud to announce the release of our first book, DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks.

With only ten ratios to master, you’ll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Cheers!

Drink of the Week

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6 Ways to Upgrade Your Bar

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Party season’s over, it’s time to re-stock

By Chris Koch

This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it

It’s not your fault, you tried very hard: armfuls of Charles Shaw, a case of Cava from World Market, a few bottles of the Captain for your party’s signature cocktail. Just 24 hours ago you felt well stocked, defended, a discount beverage moat dug deep around your liquor cabinet. It just simply wasn’t enough.

The marauders are gone now. … Read more

Essential Glassware – Beer

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Beer glasses come in all shapes and sizes. Many styles of beer glasses are unique to style of beer and even to the brewery (this is common of Belgian beers). Each type of glass is crafted to help form ans sustain a nice head of foam on the beer. A nice head helps keep all that flavor from escaping before you have a chance to enjoy it.

While there are many different types of beer … 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

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