SEASONAL ELIXIRS FOR XMAS . CRANBERRY SHRUB, . SPICED PERSIMMON PUREE AND . CHESTNUT ORGEAT RECIPES Homemade Syrups and Infusions are a quick and fun DIY gift idea for your foodie and home bartender friends. They only require a little time and thought but will allow your friends to add sophistication, complexity and depth to […]

  • Is That Olive Oil In Your Cocktail?

    Is That Olive Oil In Your Cocktail?

    Oil and water may not mix, but alcohol and oil sure do! Olive oil, in particular, enhances the flavor and adds a surprising mouth feel to your drinks. There are several ways you can add oil to your cocktails. To infuse your alcohol, add your oil to the base spirit, let sit several hours before […]

  • The Fundamentals of Ice

    The Fundamentals of Ice

    Ice serves two purposes in cocktail making: First, to chill the cocktail while shaking or stirring, while also diluting the drink ever so slightly to drinking perfection. Second, to keep the finished cocktail chilled while you enjoy it. The type of ice you use when shaking and serving also dramatically affects your drink.

  • The 101 on Garnishes

    The 101 on Garnishes

    Besides adding a decorative touch to your drink, garnishes should also provide integral, complementary flavors and aromas. A strategically placed citrus peel on a side of a drink that a guest can rub and squeeze will release just a touch of aroma to stimulate the senses. Edible flowers, fruit, berries, and leaves can also be […]

  • Superfruit Sangria

    Superfruit Sangria

    Sangria, the sweet and savory Spanish punch made with wine and sweetened seasonal fruits, is always the hit of the party. And it couldn’t be simpler to make. Here’s how to infuse this favorite party pleaser with an assortment of super berries, for a fun and healthy new flavor combination.

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