Art of Mixology

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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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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Mead, the Drink of the Vikings

Mead, the Drink of the Vikings

  Mead. Have you ever heard of it? We couldn’t blame you if your answer is no, but you would be wise to do some research, because mead seems to be making a comeback. It was considered the drink of the Vikings, after all, and if you don’t see Leif Erikson and his crew of Nordic conquerors as examples to model your drinking after, then we don’t know what to do for you. Here are some of the basics you should know about mead.   Mead: The Basics Mead is often referred to as honey wine, and is considered to...

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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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5 Drinks that Rich and Famous People Love to Have

5 Drinks that Rich and Famous People Love to Have

Drinking is one of the great equalizers in life. You don’t have to be an athlete or actor to live the high life, and one’s taste in drinks is not limited by lack of celebrity status. However, it’s true that Hollywood elites and global icons are tastemakers, and knowing what the rich and famous people drink when they head to the bar is the first step to drinking like the stars. These classy drinks are some celebrity favorites, so next time you feel like living like Johnny Depp for a day, here’s what to order and get to feel what...

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