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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 freezing. The oil will solidify and the hardened layer of fat can then be easily strained away, leaving a pleasing, palate-coating sensation to ...
Super foods in cocktails

Drinks with Benefits

A super food is a nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and wellbeing. Although, advertisers have been throwing around the word quite loosely these days, the ...
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add sweet to your cocktail

How Sweet It Is

Sweetness is a key component to any good drink, helping balance acid, bitterness and even alcohol. Swap your regular simple syrup and processed sugars for these natural ones for a ...
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bold flavored infused spirits

Infused Spirits

Infusing spirits with flavor is a great way to experiment with your own personal tastes. The basic concept is to marry a variety of choice flavors into a base liquor ...
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healing history of cocktails

Spirited History

Drinking to good health might sound like an oxymoron, but a closer look at the history of spirits shows that healing ailments has always been at the root of cocktail ...
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Organic alcohol for health

Spirits of Choice

Why Buy Organic Alcohol? Buy organic alcohol for the same reasons you’d buy organic food: to avoid artificial additives, and to help promote sustainable farming practices and environmentally friendly packaging. And ...
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aroma and decoration with 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 ...
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Fundamentals of Ice in cocktails

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 ...
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