Liquor 101: Building a bar


The Christmas List: Local Liquor As we write this post, people are wrestling one another in WalMart for the last item in stock of an unbelievable deal on the new XBox. That can only mean one thing: Christmas shopping season has officially begun. In light of that, we’ll be using this week’s posts to feature our holiday gift suggestions for the cocktail lover in your life. There’s nothing hotter right now than local,...

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The Christmas List: Beaker Style Mixing Glass As we write this post, people are wrestling one another in WalMart for the last item in stock of an unbelievable deal on the new XBox. That can only mean one thing: Christmas shopping season has begun. In light of that, we’ll be using this week’s posts to feature our holiday gift suggestions for the cocktail lover in your life. Today, we’d like to recommend an upgrade in...

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Homebar Must Haves: Essential Cocktail Tools It’s Memorial Day! Congrats to you and your three day weekend. It’s the holiday that rings in summer, and in our minds there is absolutely nothing better than summer. Whether you’re spending the day actually in the sun or simply dreaming about it, the entire point of Memorial Day is to get yourself ready for summer. And that includes some fabulous summer drinks. A pitcher...

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Fortified Wine Week: Vermouth This week, we’re giving fortified wines some attention. They’re part wine, part brandy, essential to cocktails, and each delicious in their own unique way. We started by talking about fortified wines generally, and then gave each of sherry and port their day in the sun. Today, we end with vermouth. Vermouth is the most prominent member of a broader class called ‘aromatized wines,’...

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Fortified Wine Week: Port This week, we’re giving fortified wines some attention. They’re part wine, part brandy, essential to cocktails, and each delicious in their unique way. On Tuesday, we discussed fortified wines in general. Yesterday, we focused on sherry. Today, we’ll take a look at port. Port, like sherry, comes only from a small, specific geographic area. In port’s case, it’s the Douro Valley in...

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Fortified Wine Week: Sherry This week, we’re giving fortified wines some attention. They’re part wine, part brandy, essential to cocktails, and each delicious in their own unique way. Yesterday, we discussed fortified wines in general. Today, we’ll focus on sherry. You probably have a bad impression of sherry; most Americans do. It’s that cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine that stays at the back of your...

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