It's just not good enough to do a blind tasting if we don't include vodka in our blind tasting portfolio. Today we look at three vodkas, true blind, and include Teton Glacier, Titos Vodka and St. Petersburg Vodka. Wh...
A sour cocktail that tastes like dessert and fun loving creamy oak. Of course, egg white is involved for that silky smooth mouth feel, foamy head and taking some edge off the overproof cask strength bourbon. Bad Eggs...
So, we all know Bond's thoughts on what drink is better, but because Bond is a fictional character from the mind of its creator we can only assume Ian Flemming likes his drinks shaken too, right? Well, lets push awa...
How do you test if you have a bad egg? Before you crack that egg for a fancy egg white for your whiskey sour, you may want to make sure it hasn't expired. Sure, there is an expiration on the box of eggs, but how accu...
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When creating cocktails, what are the required bar tools to get the job done? There are a few great bar tools that will get the job done and a few extras you can use if you want to expand your game. A few of the key ...
Today we create an off-shoot of the long island iced tea which we've named The One Night Stand Long Island Iced Tea. Why? Because after consulting with Jaelithe and our live stream audience, the name fit the conversat...
The fourth edition of our blind tasting battlegrounds, and we've got tequila back for a second time. This time Siete Leguas goes up against Alma tequila and Tres Generaciones. Again, we don't know the other two brand...
Today we create a cocktail for Nicolas, one of our patreon supporters. Nicolas said he liked flips, liked chocolate, likes bourbon and boom, we got a cocktail! Jennifer designed this cocktail and, if you like a whisk...
The Pomegranate Bourbon Special was designed by Derrick Schommer to take advantage of the California Fruit Wine Co's Pomegranate fruit wine. This mildly tart wine is 100% based on actual fruit (not grapes). Californi...
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A twist on the "traditional" three wise men cocktail, but with something a bit more Mexican...tequila. With or without tequila, we still can't recommend this insanity. But, that doesn't mean we won't do it.
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This Ocean Spray Cranberry juice cocktail was developed to help drive some exposure and sales of cranberry juice. It has a classic cocktail look, could use a bit of a garnish and definitely hides the Southern Comfort. Not a hugely potent drink, has a bit of a dry cranberry finish with some nice acidity and a little sweetness. SoCo brings the structure to the flavors but isn't dominant.
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Amaretto usually does not disappoint so we'll see what happens when you bring amaretto together with some lime and coconut rum. In some ways there is a bit of a Mai Tai like flavor thanks to the almonds playing big in the drink. Or, perhaps, an almond daiquiri. Everyone is going to like this... unless you've got some crazy almond allergy. Otherwise, you may find the sweetness slightly balanced out against the lime to create a very enjoyable cocktail experience.
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The Kapu-Kai Swizzle is a cocktail utilizing Lemon Hart 151 and demerara syrup with a bit of lime. However, because of the crushed ice and swizzle, the dilution is pretty high and the rich demerara syrup keeps the cocktail from being pure rocket fuel. Molasses heavy sweetness makes this a worth cocktail contender that fits well into the tiki mold.
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The Liquid Cocaine is a cocktail with many variations to the recipe, we've done one before but it was quite different than this version of the liquid cocaine.
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Today we try something more natural for a root beer infusion, Art in the Age Root. This is a spirit that can be utilized for a wide array of cocktails, if carefully done. Root is very specific on flavor and it can overwhelm or be lost in a cocktail very easily, perhaps it needs to be the center focus of the cocktail.
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The Fire Whip, smells a bit like a candle store--Jennifer thought it smelled like a doctors office. Not sure where that comes from, but we think the cinnamon is the big aroma on the Fire Whip. The shooter itself has a little different flavor than a standard shot of fireball and a leaves a slight numbing feeling with a delayed whipped cream finish.
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For your Saturday night viewing, we have the new reformulated VEEV spirit bottle. The new 70-proof is a bit different than the one we used a few years ago, more like a vodka-alternative with just a bit of acai berry aroma and flavor.
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The classic shandy isn't just beer and lemonade, it's a bit different and a bit more unique and dynamic. The classic shandy utilizes a hybrid of beer (ale) and ginger beer with an additional citrus. You can still utilize your favorite recipe, but this will make you feel like you were drinking 1800's style!
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A cocktail that brings the passion in passion fruit by utilizing the great brand B.G Reynolds to create a design that is both tart and slightly sweet, but definitely has the passion fruit tart that you get from some styles of passion fruit.