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What Is Chartreuse
(9 days ago) “Chartreuse, in my opinion, is the king of liqueurs,” says Adam Gamboa, the lead bartender at Il Posto in Denver. “It’s powerful, unique, smooth and versatile and leaves me questioning what hidden flavors and aromatics I have yet to discover,” he says.
Switchel Cocktail Recipe
(5 days ago) Kevin Murphy, the bar director and assistant manager at Daisies, an American restaurant in Chicago, praises switchels for their health benefits.“Switchels are an effective electrolyte-replenishing beverage,” he says. “Ingredients like honey, vinegar, molasses and ginger, along with other herbs and sweeteners, were commonly used; many are still prized for their nutritional value.”
(9 days ago) RumChata Essential Facts . RumChata is bottled from a made-from scratch cream liqueur recipe that uses five times distilled Caribbean rum and the freshest real dairy cream with a touch of natural cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and other secret flavors.
Why You Should Be Drinking Apple Brandy
(5 days ago) Nine generations later, the Lairds are still America’s top apple brandy producer. Today, Laird & Company offers a number of different expressions, including a bottled-in-bond Straight Apple Brandy, an 86-proof Straight Apple Brandy and the rare 12-year-old.The Straight Apple Brandies are a blend of different apples and are aged in oak barrels, giving them the heft of whiskey with a
Margarita: 6 Things You Should Know
(1 days ago) 1. There’s No Birth Certificate . So many things about cocktails are lost to the ages. They’re written down on napkins that become soggy or scribbled on matchbooks that wind up buried deep in the pocket of a forgotten coat—or worse, spoken aloud and left to the whims of storytelling.
What Is Eau-de-Vie
(3 days ago) Eau-de-vie—the words roll so beautifully off the tongue, a sound both sophisticated and slightly complicated. It refers to a category of brandy that is unaged and distilled from any fruit other than grapes. French for “water for life,” eau-de-vie is historically significant to European drinking culture.
The 14 Best Brandies to Drink in 2021
(4 days ago) Region: Cognac, France | ABV: 40% | Tasting Notes: Candied orange, Peppery spices, Dark chocolate Created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy, this brandy is the world’s most popular XO or very old cognac. It is a blend of over 100 eaux-de-vie, aged for up to 30 years in young barrels, which impart their oak character to the spirit.
The 14 Best Gins to Drink in 2021
(Just Now) Sipsmith might be a relative newcomer to the gin category, but the London distillery is making some of the best you can find. “Sipsmith didn’t reinvent the wheel, but they managed to thread the needle by taking an innovative small-batch craft approach to making a historically spot-on, top-quality commercial gin,” said Alex Smith, partner at San Francisco’s gin palace Whitechapel.
Pimm's: What It Is and How to Use It
(3 days ago) And while this on-the-rocks drink originally created in the mid-19th century as a health elixir is refreshing in the summertime, you might not always be in the mood for a long cocktail garnished with everything but the kitchen sink. If you have the remnants of a bottle left over from a pool party, you don’t need to wait for bathing suit
The 15 Best Whiskeys to Drink in 2021
(4 days ago) Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Four Roses is a Kentucky bourbon that ticks all the right boxes—it’s affordable, has a variety of
11 Cocktails to Make for Cinco de Mayo
(8 days ago) Liquor.com / Tim Nusog. If there’s one drink you associate with Cinco de Mayo, it’s probably this one. The classic combination of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur or simple syrup, or a split of them, as this recipe calls for, is popular for a reason: It’s a delicious drink and easy to make.(It’s great frozen, too.)Get the recipe.
What Is Absinthe
(5 days ago) Absinthe has gained a romantic, nearly mythological reputation over the years. La Fée Verte—the Green Fairy as it is sometimes known—is entwined with stories of writers, artists and bohemians, especially those of the belle epoque and Roaring Twenties. But between the torrid legends of it inspiring hallucinations—even madness—there is an important and historic spirit.
Spirits and Liqueurs
(1 days ago) With a huge number of spirit and liqueur brands on the market, it's hard to figure out what to drink. Let us help you find your new favorite bottle to try and cocktail to mix. 4 Liqueurs You Can Make at Home What the #[email protected]! Do I Do with This? Grand Marnier: What It Is and How to Use It. 5 Floral
How to Help Bartenders During COVID-19
(7 days ago) Newman currently is in the process of figuring out ways to continue to pay for her employees’ health insurance and is selling gift cards, offering profit-sharing cocktail catering services and launching a Venmo account in an attempt to fundraise on behalf of her staff.
Rusty Nail Cocktail Recipe
(2 days ago) For decades, one of the hottest cocktails was the Rusty Nail. But after a good run, the simple combination of scotch and the scotch-based liqueur Drambuie, a word derived from Gaelic meaning “the drink that satisfies,” has fallen off most bar menus and is rarely ordered by patrons.
8 Mental Health Tips for Bartenders During COVID-19 Bar
(9 days ago) “Self-compassion is the practice of treating ourselves the way we would a close friend … and it’s vital in combating feelings of guilt,” says Amanda Schofield, LMHC, RYT, a licensed mental health counselor, registered yoga teacher and founder of Empowered Wellness in Florida. She cites researcher Dr. Kristin Neff’s three components of
The 13 Best Cabernet Sauvignons to Drink in 2021
(5 days ago) Heitz Cellar is a jewel among Napa Valley wine producers, and Martha’s Vineyard cabernet is their flagship bottle. Aged five years in French Limousin oak barrels, this wine is made with intensely purple grape berries from an exclusive Oakville vineyard situated within its unique micro-climate—meaning this is one exemplary wine.
Health-Minded Cocktails: Myth or an Evolution in the Way
(1 days ago) And he’s not alone. In the last few years, thanks to America’s growing interest in health, and a recent uptick in consumption of macerated bitter liquors, bartenders across the country have begun to consider detoxing their customers by spiking drinks with not just booze but health shop favorites, including immunity-boosting mushrooms, adaptogenic herbs and superfood algaes.
The 14 Best Tequilas to Drink in 2021
(4 days ago) This tequila is a cult favorite among experts, as Yana Volfson, the beverage manager at Cosme and ATLA restaurants in New York, calls it “beautiful.” Enrique Fuenteseca, the farmer and distiller behind the bottle, chooses the ripest agave in his own estate, subjects the piñas to the autoclave-and-roller mill treatment, and lets the pot-distilled spirit rest in stainless steel tanks
The 13 Best Cognacs to Drink in 2021
(3 days ago) Bache-Gabrielsen's VS cognac is produced from a blend of ugni blanc grapes from the Fins Bois, Petite Champagne, and Grande Champagne crus. “Delicious apple, cinnamon, and plum” is how Ms. Franky describes its flavor.
The 16 Best Rums to Drink in 2021
(Just Now) Region: Barbados | ABV: 43% | Tasting Notes: Gingerbread, Vanilla, Toffee A lot of great rum comes from Barbados, and Mount Gay is a stellar example of this. Master blender Trudiann Branker recently made some significant changes to the Black Barrel expression: it’s aged for three to seven years, has a bit more pot still distillate in the blend, and the finish in heavily charred ex-bourbon
Why You Should Be Drinking Korean Soju Right Now
(4 days ago) The low-alcohol spirit has been distilled in Korea for hundreds of years, usually from rice or other grains. From the 1960s to 1990s, however, using rice to distill soju was banned by the South Korean government because of a nationwide shortage.
How to Make Your Own Bitters
(4 days ago) Many recipes call for unusual bitter roots and barks, which can be hard to find outside of a city with a specialty market. These include: gentian, a super-bitter root that’s also found in Angostura and many other flavored and aromatic bitters; cinchona bark, which contains quinine and is also used in making tonic; and cassia chips, a bark that’s part of the cinnamon family.
12 High-Proof Tequilas You Should Be Drinking
(4 days ago) Liquor.com / Laura Sant. Dulce Vida is an Austin-based company that makes a full line of 100 percent organic tequilas bottled at 100-proof. The highland-grown agave is bright and floral, providing the blanco expression with a lemony, minty nose with hints of green olive and grassiness on the palate.
What Vodka Is Made From: 8 Surprising Ingredients
(6 days ago) Unlike whiskey or tequila, vodka can be distilled from, well, pretty much anything. In addition to more standard potato and wheat bases, vodkas made from corn, whey and even fruit can now be found on back bars and on store shelves.
Ward Eight Cocktail Recipe
(2 days ago) The drink, by all accounts, was created at the Locke-Ober Café in Boston’s eighth ward. Already nearly 20 years old when the drink was created there, the venerable French restaurant and bar survived until 2012, when it finally closed.
The 15 Best Single Malt Scotch Whiskies to Drink in 2021
(3 days ago) Region: Islay | ABV: 50% | Tasting Notes: Green Apple, Brown Sugar, Grass Bruichladdich is known for releasing some intensely smoky whisky, a signature flavor profile of the Islay region of Scotland. This includes the Port Charlotte and annual Octomore releases, which at times reaches some of the highest levels of peat in any whisky out there.
The Steps Bar Owners Are Taking Toward Reopening
(9 days ago) Numbers vary state by state, but with current unemployment benefits, many former hospitality workers are actually making more money while unemployed than they did while working their former jobs—and without enduring the health risks of a crowded workplace. "I think the tipped model must go out the window," says Momose.
The 8 Best Coconut Rums to Drink in 2021
(8 days ago) Region: Guatemala ABV: 40% Tasting Notes: Vanilla, Caramel, Toasted Coconut, Dark Chocolate Influenced by the Miami tradition of spiking cold coconuts with Guatemalan rum, this unique coconut rum is produced from 4 to 12-year-old rum aged in new, charred American white oak barrels and proofed with fresh, locally-sourced coconut water.
(1 days ago) Master distiller Gary Nelthropp’s family has lived in St. Croix for eight generations. He is the third generation of Nelthropps to be running the distillery. The brand claims to have created the industry’s first single-barrel rum. The 9 Best Rums for Rum & Cokes in 2021 The 8 Best Dark Rums to
Pisco Sour: 6 Things You Should Know
(8 days ago) “For me, drinking Pisco Sours is transcendental,” says Macchu Pisco CEO and founder Melanie Asher, who grew up watching her family delight in the cocktail before long luncheons. “There didn’t need to be a special occasion to summon this ritual. It set the right tone for …
3 Jägermeister Cocktails That Will Change Your Life
(4 days ago) Liquor.com / Tim Nusog. Created by Eric Tecosky in the 1990s, this popular drink has often been made as a shot. But you can classify this three-equal-parts favorite by serving it on the rocks—or even straight up in a cocktail glass.
The 8 Best Tonic Waters in 2021
(8 days ago) Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Fever-Tree has a wide range of flavors available, but the classic Indian Tonic Water is one of the best. It
9 Red Wine Cocktails to Try Now
(3 days ago) Liquor.com / Tim Nusog You might be tempted to look askance at this low-key combination of red wine and Coca-Cola, but don't. People all over the Basque region of Spain drink this all night and with good reason: It's easy and tasty.
The 9 Best Wine Delivery Services of 2021
(8 days ago) Few wine shops are as well respected as K&L, based in Northern California, with retail shops in San Francisco, Redwood City, and Hollywood. K&L’s team has scoured the world for the best wines at great prices since 1976.
5 Illegal Cocktails Banned in the U.S. and the United Kingdom
(9 days ago) Devin Pratt is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of print and digital media experience. It’s human nature to want to raise the bar. If your car has 300 horsepower, you want 400. If you have a 2,000-square-foot house, you want 3,000. So why should it be any different when it comes to
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11 Early-Spring Cocktails to Make Right Now
(7 days ago) Il Posto. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this month? Then you’ll want to try this bright-green concoction. Homemade infused vodka is the key to making this cocktail unique, thanks to its combination of cool cucumbers, bright basil and spicy Fresno peppers. They’re married with thyme in a sous vide bath, making a base that’s brought together with basil syrup, a bit of Grand Marnier and
3 Ways to Make the Quintessential Tiki Syrup Orgeat
(7 days ago) Amanda Gryphon (née Marsteller) is a digital content producer focused on food and drink. Her experience spans writing, editing, and video production. The answer lies in a scoop of nuts. Orgeat is the French almond syrup that fortifies iconic tiki cocktails like the Scorpion and Fog Cutter with