• The Fundamentals of Ice

    The Fundamentals of Ice

    Ice serves two purposes in cocktail making: First, to chill the cocktail while shaking or stirring, while also diluting the drink ever so slightly to drinking perfection. Second, to keep the finished cocktail chilled while you enjoy it. The type of ice you use when shaking and serving also dramatically affects your drink.

  • The 101 on Garnishes

    The 101 on Garnishes

    Besides adding a decorative touch to your drink, garnishes should also provide integral, complementary flavors and aromas. A strategically placed citrus peel on a side of a drink that a guest can rub and squeeze will release just a touch of aroma to stimulate the senses. Edible flowers, fruit, berries, and leaves can also be […]

  • Superfruit Sangria

    Superfruit Sangria

    Sangria, the sweet and savory Spanish punch made with wine and sweetened seasonal fruits, is always the hit of the party. And it couldn’t be simpler to make. Here’s how to infuse this favorite party pleaser with an assortment of super berries, for a fun and healthy new flavor combination.

  • Spirits of Choice

    Spirits of Choice

    Why Buy Organic Alcohol? Buy organic alcohol for the same reasons you’d buy organic food: to avoid artificial additives, and to help promote sustainable farming practices and environmentally friendly packaging. And because it tastes amazing, helps prevent hangovers, and if you’re going to mix healthy nutritious ingredients, your alcohol and mixers should be a pure […]

  • Spirited History

    Spirited History

    Drinking to good health might sound like an oxymoron, but a closer look at the history of spirits shows that healing ailments has always been at the root of cocktail culture. In fact, cocktails were originally created in early pharmacies and apothecaries all the way up until the beginning of the twentieth century.

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