As a bartender in a bar surrounded by a lot
I approached CÎROC Amaretto Vodka with skepticism. Call it a habit, but that's just the way it goes with me and flavored vodka. Burnett's, Smirnoff, Absolut, Three Olives, Stolichnaya
When I first started bartending I was taught a way of remembering the difference between a Bay Breeze and a Sea Breeze. A fellow bartender once told me his memory trick. “A
The options for an interesting and unique Bloody Mary bar are quite numerous. First with the standard ingredients, there are many choices. Don't limit yourself to just options for the garnishes. Flavored vodkas like citrus, pepper, and bacon are readily available. Also instead of using regular tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix, you can have V-8 or Clamato juices for a change of pace. Offering different type of hot sauces
We're going to begin 2014 right, with a flavorful tequila six generations strong, with a history dating back 250 years: Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado.
From the Camarena legacy page:
"For six generations, we have taken great care in preserving the invaluable resources of this important region, practicing sustainable farming and taking a long-range approach to growing quality agave. As part of our family's commitment to
Sour mix is used in many classic cocktails like a collins, daiquiri, or a margarita. But it is also used in countless popular others, such as Amaretto sour, Midori sour, Long Island Iced Tea, Sour Apple Martini, and a Whiskey Sour.
There is often a
And yet here I was, yet again, peering at a bottle of bourbon — not because I wanted to, but because I had to. Because it was required. The sort of company that I keep encompasses a wide variety of tastes and particular preferences. On
When it comes to vodka, I like it Polish if possible. It's not that there's anything inherently wrong with vodka produced anywhere else, it's just that vodka was born in Poland and these guys know enough about producing vodka to not screw it up.
Try as I might, I can't think of a single thing that comes from Pennsylvania that I prefer. I was going to say cheesesteaks, but that's more centralized in
Other than the eggnog in a carton recipe, which is simple (buy eggnog, then add booze of choice), there are two recipes that I've used for homemade eggnog. One is a bit more labor intensive than the other, but for a holiday party, the detailed one is probably the way to go. The other is a quick version
Today, my dear friends, we're getting back into gin. Feast your eyes, if you will, on the bright glow of
This week brings us yet more mezcal to sample, as we look to the appropriately named Del Maguey Vida to lift our spirits and gives us something to tap into as we scarf down these rather excellent nachos. Del Maguey Vida is an artisanal mezcal, organically produced as what they call "single