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Quick guide on infusions
When it comes to infusing spirits, the possibilities are pretty much endless and the process, very simple. When I infuse spirits at home, I always start by thinking where I am going to use this infusion. What's the purpose of it, is it to be sipped, shot or mixed?
If You Plan On Drinking, Do These Critical Things Before You Leave The House
Buy a Breathalyzer A Breathalyzer is a portable hand-held device in which you blow, that measures your blood alcohol level. Many good breathalyzers can be purchased on-line. Buy a good one. In general, they are priced based on their accuracy - the more expensive the unit, the more accurate the reading. For about $100 you can find a quality unit that is approved by the Department of Transportation. Do your research, buy one, and put it in your car.
5 Beverages To Pair With This Summer's Gardening
My mom taught me everything I know about gardening. Things like what grows best in our climate, companion planting, and the ever-inventive job of creating makeshift fences so the dog doesn’t trample those newly planted seeds. One thing Mom left out was the fact that drinking while gardening is a near-perfect combination. The accompaniment of a refreshing beverage while plunging your hands into the earth is a feeling that everyone should know.
Sure To Satisfy Anyone
After having read books and books about mocktails, I have found a drink sure to satisfy anyone! I found the books at my local library. Almost every book included this mocktail. Examples for who this drink would be good for include the designated driver, an alcoholic, a non-drinker, a pregnant woman, a kid and a bartender.
Shaken, stirred and seasoned: A Home Bar tune up, made easy.
Now, I'm guessing you've reached that pivotal point in lock down that you've started to pick up some new hobbies. Everything from sculpting and having a full on Ghost moment, to making entirely too much banana bread, and then teaching your cat how to play fetch and finally show some affection? No?....just me then. Well, I bet you've also gotten all too tired of a that (seemingly at this point) age-old "Quarantini", huh? I'd say it's time to pull out that inner mixologist and get yourself a decent cocktail! Crafted by, nobody else, but you.
Let’s talk about balance today, shall we? No, not the kind of balance you’d achieve from Yoga classes (although if you are a professional bartender I do suggest some Yoga in your life). I’m talking about balance in your beverages. What exactly is the recipe for success when it comes to finding balance in your drinks? How do you know when a drink is balanced? Are there certain rules, or faux pas in cocktail methodology that exist when searching for that balance?Well whether you host dinner parties with friends, or do battle in a service well on a nightly basis, I’ve got some answers for you.
As Far as Anyone Knows, I Don’t Drink Alcohol
Christmas is a stressful time of year: gifts, concerts, Santa visits, baking . . . the list goes on and on and on and on . . . you get it. It seems everyday there’s a new activity added to the long standing traditions of years gone by. Sure, this year all the events are taking place at home, via Zoom, Facetime or some other social distancing unifying technology, but our calendars are still crammed with expectations.
4 Steps for Perfecting the Classic Martini
With all its many styles, variations and forms, the martini continues to be a mainstay among Americans. In fact, the wildly popular martini is the second best-selling cocktail nationwide, according to Nielsen.
So recently I wrote about my experiences with making mead and experiencing with different flavour combinations, so now I figured I would share my process of how I made it.
5 Must-Try Boozy Concoctions
It’s no doubt that those of us who enjoy our alcoholic beverages may have increased our consumption during the COVID-19 outbreak. Only a little bit though, right? You’re fine. I’m fine. We’re all fine.
How to make an English Iced Rose Tea Champagne Spritzer
Story researched and Developed by The Writers Room for FIN Media exclusively on Vocal It’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to make a cost-effective, crowd-pleasing drink that doesn’t leave you taking on the role of bartending rather than the host. No shade towards you if that’s the vibe you’re going for, but trust in me.
Alcohol Pairing Tips From Experts
Planning to host a dinner party soon? Impress your guests by delivering a great dining experience through impeccable alcohol pairing. Alcohol pairing is a skill that can be learned by simply combining good tastes. When you carefully curate your alcohol pairing, you are also enhancing the taste of the alcohol, as well as the food and cigar collection that you paired it with.