Your cocktail order reveals a lot about your personality, be it classic, adventurous, or boring; Be careful what you ask for.
The Beauty of the Simple Cocktail
"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance" - Coco Chanel The world is a hectic and chaotic place, but that doesn't mean our cocktails have to be the same. Many folks want to have restaurant-quality cocktails from the comfort of home - but the high ingredient lists and fancy names can start to feel daunting. However, I believe every adult deserves to have an easy cocktail free from crowded bars and expensive up-charges. So today I've gathered 5 classic cocktails that only need 5 ingredients - and, I've included notes on where to find special ingredients, or what substitutes work or don't work.
The Roaring 20s:
American cult novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald celebrates its 97th anniversary this year, which was turned into an intoxicating motion picture full of vibrant colours, glamour, and rebellion. Now that we have entered 2022, it would only make sense to repeat an iconic period of western culture. A time of legendary fashion and illegal drinking in speakeasies during prohibition, some of the best cocktails came out of these dry times, becoming timeless favourites that will tantalise all taste buds.
The History of Mixing and Making Cocktails
The history of mixed drinks is surprisingly long, dating back to early China and saloons of the Wild West. Here's what we know about it. People have been mixing drinks almost as long as they have been drinking alcohol (and wine is believed to be at least 10,000 years old and beer and mead to be much older). Homer's Iliad describes slaves who mixed wine, cheese, honey, and raw onions. 3000 years ago, the Minoan Cretans were blending a proto-cocktail of beer, mead, and wine.
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10 No-Fuss Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day
Every year for St. Patrick's Day, my husband and I celebrate in a rather heretical fashion: the American way. In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is not a boozy holiday, but a religious reminder of Saint Patrick and all of his kind deeds. Like most holidays, this Americanized Irish celebration has strayed far from the original intention and meaning, and been replaced with a favored popular pastime; drinking. So, in celebration, I have for you ten of our favorite easy to make cocktails to enjoy at home.
National Margarita Day Recipes so Good they’re Hangover-Worthy
Today is not only Tuesday, but National Margarita Day, and who couldn’t use a margarita on a Tuesday?? As one of the most popular national food and beverage holidays of the year, millions gather around and celebrate the love of tequila and lime. With many continuing to social distance or just preferring to play bartender, there are an endless number of options when it comes to making the perfect margarita. From flavors including chili-infused tequila to blueberry ginger and even cactus fruit, this list of margarita recipes will have you feeling like you’re drinking in paradise.
The Tale of 5 Chicago-Famous Cocktails and Their Recipes
Historically, American Midwesterners tend to prefer simple drinks, like beer and whiskey, over fancy mixed concoctions. But Chicago does have a few famous cocktails it can claim from its past.
Margarita-world's most popular cocktail
According to The Spirits Business, it is the most popular cocktail in 30 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, with an average of 546,280 requests per month worldwide. However, it is a nationally popular cocktail and should be included in your menu wherever you live. Try to reach a consensus on cocktails by choosing whiskey or gin. Since martinis are ubiquitous and most popular during the day when people want to spend more on spirits, you should always have a traditional martini on your evening and nightly cocktail menus.
Three Clear Reasons Why Tequila Sales Are Booming
Tequila is hot. Sales are way up, and the visibility of this spirit is higher than it’s probably ever been. There are now over 1500 brands on the market. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the US, in the past 20 years, tequila volumes have grown 180%. The fastest growth has been in what are called the high end and super premium brands. High end brands have shot up 531% in the same period, and super premium brands, which barely existed 20 years ago, have soared an incredible 1042% in the same time period.
9 Insanely Delicious Winter Cocktails You Should Not Miss
Chilled to bone? Ok, let's warm you up with some wintery delights. I know what you are thinking now cocktail is all about summer, right? But think again. It is not.
Passion Fruit Substitutes – Sweet Ideas To Try
Passion fruit is a beautiful, vibrant fruit with a sweet taste and tangy tartness. Often used in cocktails, passionfruit makes for a refreshing beverage on a hot day or night. Passionfruit substitutes such as passionfruit liqueur or passionfruit juice are great alternatives to the real thing if you can't find it at your local grocery store.
How to Use Cynar, According to Bartenders
Cynar is a bitter Italian tropical liqueur distilled from artichokes, which gives it its unique flavor. It's also traditionally served with ginger ale or seltzer water to take away some of the bitterness. Bartenders are using this in cocktails more and more these days, because when used correctly, it can add depth to both sweet and savory drinks. It can be used in cooking as well, but if you're using it for a recipe make sure to purchase the right kind of Cynar. There are several different flavors available so read labels carefully before buying.
Fruit-Based Spirits to Try this Season
Fruit based spirits like Strawberry or Raspberry liqueur are a great way to add flavor to drinks and cooking. They can be made from fruits that you might not normally think of, like apples or pears. The alcohol is infused with the flavors of the fruit, so they give your drink an interesting twist without adding too much sweetness.