Art of Mixology

Cold Brew Coffee Based Cocktail: A Dose of Caffeine & Fun

Cold Brew Coffee Based Cocktail: A Dose of Caffeine & Fun

There's nothing like drinking a cup of fresh-brewed coffee in the morning. But did you know that you can take it up a notch by adding St. Elizabeth's All-Spice Dram? Here's how.

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Mule of the Month: The Travellin’ Mule

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Mule of the Month: The Travellin’ Mule

Each month we hand select a prominent barkeep to share their best Moscow Mule recipe and share a home bartending tip or two. Enjoy! Adam Oliveras doles out craft cocktails in a timelessly famous bar, The Prince, seen in New Girl, Mad Men and countless movies. Besides rubbing elbows with movie-stars some of the most recognizable people in the world, he’s also the Lead Bartender at Skylight Garden in Westwood and has spent the last few years honing his mixology skills. Even with everything he has going on, he graciously carved out a little time to create an original recipe...

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How to Make Ginger Beer at Home

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How to Make Ginger Beer at Home

Ginger beer complements a variety of cocktails by offering the just the right amount of spice. Mix it with vodka for a tangy Moscow Mule, or add it to rum and lime for a classic Dark and Stormy. This carbonated beverage has a robust flavor profile that is both zesty and smooth, making it an ideal staple for any home bar stock. Health Benefits In addition to its signature taste, ginger beer is loaded with nutrients. Ginger root has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, and it can even help ease nausea and prevent infections. Additionally, ginger promotes good digestion, relieves heartburn...

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How to Make Liquor Infusions

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How to Make Liquor Infusions

Infusing spirits with herbs, spices, botanicals and fruits is not only tasty, it’s rewarding to mix a drink with your own custom liquor flavor profile. What’s more is that it’s really very easy! Infusions work well in simple drinks like pairing it with tonic water and a lime but you can also use them to round out a much more intricate, complex cocktail. The only limit is your imagination! Where to Start Vodka offers the most versatile canvas with which to craft your masterpiece but you can successfully use more flavorful spirits like gin, tequila and light rum. You can...

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Cooking with Wine 101

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Cooking with Wine 101

Every chef knows that a little wine is a lovely addition to a meal and we don’t mean just in a glass beside the plate. If you’re looking for an excuse to crack open a bottle, adding wine to a recipe can add a lot of flavor and complexity to the most simple dishes. You can use wine in pasta sauce, marinades, stews and desserts. But with so many different types of wine available, how do you know which to cook with? A basic rule of thumb, don’t buy cooking wine. You want quality wine, that doesn’t have to mean...

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