Articles Tagged: mixology

Jeff Bell is the 2013 U.S. Bartender of the Year

post iconAfter proving his skills during five challenges and two days of competition, the United States Bartender’s Guild (USBG) and Diageo World Class are proud to announce Jeff Bell as the 2013 U.S. Bartender of the Year. …Read More

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Recap

post iconFriday night kicked off the soiree with the Opening Gala, an event that takes over the entire New York Public Library and is attended by thousands of people. Literally, at the Gala, hundreds of classic and innovative cocktails are served. …Read More

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

post iconCream liqueur and creme liqueur aren’t the same. So what’s the difference? …Read More

How to Make Cocktail Foam

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If you want to get fancy, cocktail foam is a fun way to add another layer of flavor and texture to your cocktail. Jamie Boudreau shows you how to do it in this video, with a recipe for the Mexican Cloud topped with elderflower and lemon foam.

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Embarcadero Dandy

post iconThe Embarcadero Dandy, a refreshing cocktail with rum, absinthe and ginger that you don’t have to be in San Francisco to enjoy …Read More

Hump Day Liquor Links

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This week’s hot, sweet links.

    Laura Beck goes on a booze cruise in San Francisco
    Art of the Drink explains how to name a cocktail
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Guinness is making a push in the US Market. They had dotw at hello.
    The intoxicologist takes on prohibition cocktails inspired Boardwalk Empire
    Cocktailian, Gary Regan, schools the kids in basic mixology
    Portland Cocktail Week is coming Oct 20 – 24. So if your … Read more

How to Make Great Cocktails at Home

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There are a few basic rules to follow when tending bar. However, though basic these rules must not be compromised, Ever!

    Premium Liquor
    ALWAYS USE PREMIUM SPIRITS. It is impossible to stress the importance of using premium liquor when mixing drinks.
    Ice
    Your drink can only be as good as the ingredients that you use. Make fresh ice or buy fresh ice. Don’t use ice that has been sitting in your freezer for the past … Read more

Science of Cocktails

San Francisco’s famed science museum, the Exploratorium, recently transformed into a giant cocktail lab for an evening fundraiser.

Drink of the Week was on the scene for the event, The Science of Cocktails, which featured interactive exhibits and presentations demonstrating the physics, chemistry and biology of cocktails and drinking.

Being a cocktail event, San Francisco’s top mixologists were strategically placed around the museum serving up an amazing array of original cocktails. Heaven’s Dog, Alembic, 83 … Read more

Tales of the Cocktail 2009

This is the first in a series of reports from Tales of the Cocktail 2009.

I arrived in New Orleans on Tuesday, the day before Tales of the Cocktail would be in full swing. Still, there were a few events scheduled for the evening. First off, the bloggers reception held at M.S. Rau Antiques on Royal Street. There, I was fortunate enough to meet many of my fellow cocktail bloggers and see some really amazing … Read more

Fancy Cointreau Cocktails

Recently Cointreau show cased some of the cocktails being created with the iconic triple sec. Here’s a few:

Renowned mixologist Xaviar Herit from DANIEL in New York created the “strawberry & pearls” cocktail, a traditional strawberry margarita with strawberry-infused Cointreau caviar served on the side.

STIX Restaurant and Lounge in Boston takes a traditional champagne cocktail to a new level with thePiper-Heidsieck Golden Cointreau Caviar which includes “pearls” of Cointreau featuring edible 24-karat gold flakes.… Read more