Educational

Homemade Cream Liqueur – A Comprehensive Guide

Learn how to make the perfect Cream Liqueur at home how create your own unique recipes!

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Casual dining · Educational

The Champagne Cocktail

I would describe the champagne cocktail as everything that I’ve been searching for in hard cider and haven’t been able to find.  It is slightly sweet, the bitters give it depth and character, it’s refreshing but not fruit-punch refreshing and the carbonation is just right.  It’s what hard ciders want to be (and hopefully with the rise in craft ciders, will be soon).

Casual dining · Educational

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

I have a confession to make… I’ve never had EggNog.  I know! I’m sure you gasped audibly.  For whatever reason, we just never had it growing up, probably because my parents didn’t really drink and if you aren’t buying it to put alcohol in it, then you probably aren’t getting it at all.  By the… Continue reading Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Educational

The Old Fashioned Cocktail: Clearing it all up.

As with most classic cocktails, there is some contention regarding the proper way to make an Old Fashioned Cocktail.  I usually attribute this level of disagreement to the fact that the Old Fashioned and many other classics have their origins in the 1800’s… specifically, Mr. Boston’s bar book traces the Old Fashioned back to 1806.  I… Continue reading The Old Fashioned Cocktail: Clearing it all up.

Book Reviews · Educational

Book Review- Tequila: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico

To say that this book was not what I expected would be a grave understatement.  I think it ought to have tipped me off that the reviews on the jacket were all from professors and Mexican authors, rather than other bar/cocktail connoisseurs.  So, too, should I have paid more attention to the author, Marie Sarita… Continue reading Book Review- Tequila: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico

Book Reviews · Educational

The Art of American Whiskey – A book review

Before I get into this review, I want to explain why I am so utterly lacking in Whiskey knowledge, when I know so much about other spirits… In the first bar I worked at, where I became a bartender and discovered my passion for the industry, we had: 5 vodka brands, 4 gin brands, 3… Continue reading The Art of American Whiskey – A book review