Art of Mixology

Five Cocktails to Try this Winter

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Five Cocktails to Try this Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside…(record needle scratch). Okay, maybe we’re not ready for the holidays, but we sure are ready for a warm drink as the leaves fall and winter draws near. Every sophisticated mixologist will tell you that certain liquors are just better at certain times of the year. Just like eating farm fresh food when produce is at its best, you want to serve liquor that fits the seasonal spirit. Is there anything better than escaping a cold night by cozying up with company and a great drink? We don’t think so either. Here are our favorites for snuggling...

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Four Essential Bar Tools for Your Home

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Four Essential Bar Tools for Your Home

Four Basic Barware Tools for Your Home While waiting to put in your drink order at the bar, patiently or impatiently, you’ve probably seen a tender using a few tools to make the magic in the glass you’re waiting to drink. If you’re just starting to try to tend at home, these are the basic tools you’ll need for whipping up the cocktails of your dreams. Plus, we’ve recommended some of our top Advanced Mixology favorites. Now get shakin’! Shaker Tin The classic shaker tin is known has a history. Shakers in some form are said to have existed for...

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Amaro: The Finishing Touch to Your Next Dinner Party

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Amaro: The Finishing Touch to Your Next Dinner Party

When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie, that’s amaro… Amaro isn’t just a punny fill in for amore. Amaro is a bittersweet digestif that is the final touch to close a delicious meal. It’s sort of like the last shot of a really incredible film, completing the sensory experience with a memorable touch that arouses pleasure with purpose. Some of the finest traditions of drinking have come into fashion again, such as artisanal bitters, which have been rediscovered and expanded upon with new flavors. Amaro is in the same boat, or should we say gondola in...

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Game Day: How to Set Up a Bloody Mary Bar

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Game Day: How to Set Up a Bloody Mary Bar

No matter where your team stands, having great company over to watch a good game usually ends in a fantastic time. Score a touchdown with your friends set up a Bloody Mary bar. You don’t need to be a brilliant bartender to have a amazing Bloody Mary bar. The joy of providing a buffet-style bar is providing your guests with a surplus of options to make the play of their dreams, or at least the drink of their dreams. Rim It A little bit of salt makes anything better, don’t you think? Add a little fun for your teammates by...

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The Life Saving Gin and Tonic

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The Life Saving Gin and Tonic

The venerable “G and T” is much beloved amongst drinkers young and old, despite critics’ claim that its taste resembles pine needles. Leave the tree chewing naysayers to themselves and pour another. The gin and tonic has, in its two hundred years of existence, never been out of style. Winston Churchill even once declared, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” This might seem preposterous, or even a good jest, but would Churchill lie to you? It all began in an exotic, far off land. India: the jewel of...

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