We are herby dubbing this Friday liquor spotlight Fancy Friday, because, well, the tequila we are about to discuss ain’t cheap. But that is sort of the point. And trust us, we are not about to tell you to start using this in every drink you make–but, if you want to sip some straight tequila, are having a special event, or want to buy someone a nice bottle for a birthday/anniversary etc, then please look no further than Don Julio Añejo.
For this week’s liquor spotlight, we are going old school. And by “old school” we mean the Netherlands in the 1600s, where a liquor called Genever, which would eventually evolve into gin, was first made. Pretty old school, right?
So, in yesterday’s Throwback Thursday Classic Cocktail post, we promised you that we would be going in-depth on a specific liqueur in today’s liquor spotlight, and if we are one thing (we are many things), we are people who occasionally live up to promises that we make to others…
And so, here we are. Now come inside and let us tell you about the delicious wonderment that is Averna! Continue reading →
For this week’s Tools & Tricks we wanted to get down and dirty with an issue that is coming up more and more these days: Gluten. So exciting, right?
Well, exciting or not, as more and more people are going gluten-free it has led to a lot of questions about alcohol, gluten, and what is and is not safe to drink if you are leading a gluten-less lifestyle. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so we are here to stop the madness and get down to the truthiest of the truth.
Don’t laugh. Take a breath, and let your preconceived notions fall away. Yes, we are talking about a Malibu product for this week’s liquor spotlight. And yes, it is “white coconut” flavor. But no, we are not having some breakdown where we revert back into 19 year old college coeds. We are not about to suggest you make jello shots. So sit down, shut up, and pay attention.
For this week’s liquor spotlight, we decided to delve into the very misunderstood world of absinthe, and clear out some of the rumors that have been haunting this poor little spirit for years.
So, absinthe haters: prepare to have your bubbles burst. And also, to those of you who drink absinthe thinking you are doing something nefarious: yeah…we are equal opportunity bubble bursters here, and we’ve got you covered too.
For this week’s liquor spotlight, we decided to focus on an often unsung hero of the cocktail-making game: bitters! You may only use a few drops of these little buddies in your drinks, but boy oh boy do they pack a punch.
Getting inside their tiny liquid brains and figuring out how they tick is important, so lets do this thing, readers!