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Infographic: How To Tip A Waiter, Bartender, Barista, Deliveryman And Not Be Mean

Wouldn’t it be great if the answers to basic tipping questions were conveniently located on a single sheet of paper? Like, why the delivery guy just …

The Top Five New German Gins

<b>Which new German gins are worth a shot? MIXOLOGY asks renowend juniper fans and mixologists to clue us in on the latest in the world of gin from</b> …

Royal Air Force

The Pisco Sour and Beyond

The historic grape-based white spirit, Pisco, is the basis for the national drink of both Peru and Chile. With production commencing at the turn of the 17th century, the tipple is as historic as it is representative of the cocktail cultures within its origin nations. Pisco is a descendant of …

South America

When to Shake or Stir a Cocktail

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: For the happiest hour, learn when to stir, and when to shake.</i><p>It’s the moment you’ve long dreaded: You’ve …

Cocktail Science: All About Foams

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>The head on a pour of Guinness, the crema of a perfectly pulled espresso shot, the froth from a malted milkshake. Creamy, bubbly, and aromatic, each of these naturally-occurring foams adds an extra dimension of texture to …

Cocktail 101: How to Build a Cocktail Library

If you're going all in on cocktails, you want build a good home library. To the serious fan of spirits and cocktails, the topic is endlessly absorbing, and if you're a bookish boozer like me, you find that the more you know, the more you want to know.<p>So today, I'm going to give advice on building a …

Sriracha Bloody Mary Recipe | Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe w/ Sriracha Hot Sauce

<i>fresh garnishes from the garden</i><p>So it appears we’re on a culinary journey to create a small, but sinfully spicy collection of sriracha infused …

Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus

It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back a much-needed appreciation for fresh juices.<p>But to really capture the complex …

25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental<p>RolodexExcel spreadsheet of …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

The Five Biggest Vodka Myths

While vodka is usually associated with Russia and other Eastern European countries, it's actually America's favorite spirit. (We drink more vodka than gin, rum, tequila and cognac <i>combined</i>.) But despite its popularity, it's still pretty misunderstood. To clear up some common misconceptions, we asked …

Alcohol

19 Shot Glasses You Can Eat

Throw it back, then chomp it up.

Dessert

Peace Out, Bloody Mary! There's a New Celery Cocktail in Town

Celery in a cocktail? Nope, this isn't a Bloody Mary! We're mixing in gin for something truly unique.<p>You know what we're craving? A nice, big glass of celery. WAIT! Where are you going? Was it something we said?<p>Okay. You know what; we get it. Celery doesn't sound like quite the best thing on a …

Cocktails

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these 9 frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

Recipes

47 Gin Cocktail Recipes That Aren't Just Gin & Tonics

Fact: Gin is the best clear spirit on your bar. These 47 cocktail recipes prove it.<p>Fact: Gin is the best clear spirit on your bar. Its herbal flavor lends itself to refreshing cocktails from gimlets and punches to smashes and martinis. Bottoms up, because these 47 gin cocktails make us want a …

Wine & Spirits
Cocktails

Chamomile Gin Cocktail

Makes 8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers or 12 chamomile tea bags<p>6 tablespoons honey<p>2 cups London dry gin<p>3/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix chamomile and 6 Tbsp. very hot water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in honey; mash chamomile with a wooden …

Lemon Juice

French 75

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup gin<p>1/2 cup No-Cook Simple Syrup (see below)<p>1/2 cup fresh lemon juice<p>Champagne<p>Lemon twists (for garnish)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>To make our No-Cook Simple Syrup, combine 2 cups each superfine sugar and water in an airtight container. Cover and shake until sugar dissolves. …

Sparkling Wine

DIY Tinctures, an Adventure in Flammable Cocktails

San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich schools us on this trendy and mysteriously medicinal-sounding drink ingredient<p>It's Friday Happy Hour (fiiiinuuhly), and San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich is back, this time to school us on a mysteriously medical-sounding cocktail ingredient: tinctures.<p>"A …

5 Cocktail Recipes with Grilled Ingredients Like Plums, Pineapple, Lemon, Orange, Peach, and Tangerine

That grill's not just for dinner: We've concocted 5 hot cocktails that use grilled ingredients (like pineapple, peach, and lemon) for a one-of-a-kind smoky kick<p><i>(Credit: Photographs by Sarah Flotard; Styling by Malina Lopez)</i><p>Steak. Veggies. Seafood. Bread. These are all things you're looking forward …

Cocktails

10 Awesome Tequila Cocktails, from Margaritas to Pepinos

But not in a shot glass, please. The Mexican spirit (and mezcal, too) makes for a fine cocktail, and we're not just talking margaritas. Here's 10 recipes to sip and savor<p>The Laureate<p><b>(Credit: Levi Brown)</b><p>Spicy Cucumber Margarita<p><b>(Credit: Matt Duckor)</b><p>The Pepino<p><b>(Credit: Christopher</b> …

Tequila

The Best Rum for a Daiquiri

In these hot, muggy times, the thoughts and hearts of drinkers turn to the perfect hot-weather drink: the daiquiri. Now, when I say daiquiri, I'm not talking about anything fruity or frozen. I mean the original, the classic: the simple sour of rum, lime juice, and either simple syrup or sugar.<p>I …

A Beginner’s Guide To Drinking Whisky - D’Marge

Long before <i>Mad Men</i> reminded everyone of how cool it is to drink whisky, the fiery amber liquid was the drink of choice for man’s men across the …

Barman Tips: Bartender Pouring Technique Part 2 - Bartending Tutorial

How to Pour Drinks like a PRO | Bartending Tips & Bartending Tricks

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