Art of Mixology

Three Secret Ingredients that Will Take Your Bloody Mary to the Next Level

Three Secret Ingredients that Will Take Your Bloody Mary to the Next Level

Bloody Mary’s are the ultimate day-drink cocktail. Whether you are looking to start the day off with the tomato-flavored concoction or you are looking to rid yourself of a dreadful hangover with some hair of the dog, Bloody Mary’s will do the trick. When it comes to the actual process of making the Mary, most people think they’ve got it down. To each their own, but there are three ingredients that are absolutely crucial to making a kick-butt Bloody. Without them, you will still get the tomato flavor, but the bite simply will not be there. After all, what’s a...

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Must-Have Tools for the Home Bartender

Must-Have Tools for the Home Bartender

For those that own or rent high-end homes or condos, a tasteful bar area is a standard amenity, however, for many aspiring bartenders, this is not feasible or desirable. But when it comes to providing top-flight drinks, a bar is not necessary. Once you’ve got your hands on our hand-crafted copper mugs, or elegant wine glasses, you may want to add to your home bar setup. When seeking to build up your barware, good bartending tools, relatively cheap and easy to attain, can truly make or break your next cocktail party. For those looking to get the most out of...

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Drinks that will Dazzle Your Date

Drinks that will Dazzle Your Date

Ah, the first date. A night full of awkward pauses, small talk, and anxiety. "Is she having a good time?" "Do I have food on my face?" "Should I tell him about my Russian doll collection?" There are few things that alleviate awkwardness and stress better than alcohol. Why not make it part of the date? Show off your inner mixologist with these drinks that are sure to impress, and get the conversation flowing. For Her You want the special woman in your life to feel special and sophisticated. Tequila and orange juice is not going to do that. Here...

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Cocktail Ingredients You Can Grow Yourself

Cocktail Ingredients You Can Grow Yourself

You have a fully stocked home bar with a wide selection of liquor, beer, wine, bitters and juices. There are very few cocktails you can't make. You even have a selection of nuts and pretzels to munch on. But you're still missing a few key ingredients. Fresh garnishes! It's hard for home bartenders to keep these ingredients on hand. The good news is, you can grow some of these ingredients around your house, or even in the window by your bar.   Strawberries Many people don't know this, but strawberries grow very well indoors! You can use these tasty little...

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Gin, this Spring’s Key Ingredient

Gin, this Spring’s Key Ingredient

When Spring rolls around and the mercury rises, there is one key feature that your drink should have, besides granting you the ability to “Do the Dougie” at the neighborhood barbecue. The drink should also relieve the effects of the warm spring weather, refreshing you as well as loosening up that personality of yours. Gin is a relatively light liquor, with a floral accent that also blends well with a number of juices, sodas, and other mixers. So, with no further ado, here are some gin-based concoctions that are ideal for a warm spring day and an event that calls...

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