Art of Mixology

Rum 101: History, Types, How To Make It Step-By-Step

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Rum 101: History, Types, How To Make It Step-By-Step

Table of Contents History of rum What is rum made from? The different kinds of rum How is rum made? What factors affect the quality of rum? Are there any health benefits to drinking rum? Rum is made from sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice through the process of fermentation and distillation. The result is a clear liquid that is then aged in oak barrels appearing in different types, from white to gold to dark rum. The majority of rum in the world is produced in the Caribbean and American countries. In the Philippines and India, where sugar is widely produced,...

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How Is Gin Made? A Botanical Journey To Find The Gin You Love Most

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How Is Gin Made? A Botanical Journey To Find The Gin You Love Most

With the gin revolution in recent times, its usage in popular cocktails such as Gin & Tonic and the Martini makes it one of the most delicate forms of drinks. In very recent times, the preference for gin has seen an undeniable uprise. There’s always a strong belief that the combination of gin and tonic kept the British Empire healthy. Originating as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists across Europe, gin has gone through several revolutionary changes. This article attempts to explain the curious question, how is gin made? How Is Gin Made? The Basic Process Distilled gin is produced...

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Hero's Drink of Choice: How To Make Mead The Foolproof Way

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Hero's Drink of Choice: How To Make Mead The Foolproof Way

Table of Contents A brief history of mead Things you need for mead making How to make mead Must-try mead recipes How long does it take to make mead? How much honey do I need for 1 gallon of mead? Is making mead dangerous? Is it hard to make mead? Mead is believed to be the oldest drink known to man. Thought to comprise of mystical properties, it was referred to as the hero's drink of choice and considered the nectar of the gods. If this has piqued your interest, then you must learn how to make mead. Making mead is easier than brewing beer so...

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10 Indulgent Chocolate Cherry Martinis & Delicious Food Pairings

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10 Indulgent Chocolate Cherry Martinis & Delicious Food Pairings

Champagne is fancy but it’s also formal. To make celebrations playful, why don’t you try a chocolate cherry martini? This cocktail became famous for its sweet composition and luscious variations that suit any flavor profile. So, don't wait for Valentine’s Day. Take a sip of this cocktail anytime you want. Before you go any further, check out our monthly free samples or sign up to our free VIP club to avail of our exclusive rebate program. This is our small way of thanking you for visiting our website. Bartending Tools Required Cocktail Shaker - A container with a lid used to shake mixed drinks.  Martini Glass - A V-shaped vessel...

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Essential Guide To Drinking Your Favorite Alcohol & Blunders To Avoid

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Essential Guide To Drinking Your Favorite Alcohol & Blunders To Avoid

Table of Contents What does it mean to properly drink alcohol? Common terminologies when ordering a drink How to drink rum How to drink mezcal How to drink whiskey How to drink bourbon How to drink scotch How to drink sake How to drink brandy How to drink tequila Each person’s choice of go-to spirit usually depends on his or her current mood (wine for nights of solitary reflection, champagne for celebrations), social situation (beer at a football game, margaritas at a club on a Friday night), and even geographical location (spirits in the east, beer and wine in the...

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