Tuesday Tools & Tricks #12: Know Your Rum!

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A very happy Tuesday, readers!

For this week’s tools and tricks we decided to delve a little deeper into the wonderful, amazing, delicious, but often confusing world of rum.

There is a whole lot of variety out there, and although most of us probably came to know rum as either light, dark, or spiced, the reality is really quite different.

So let us do some educating, if you will.

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Friday Liquor Spotlight #11: Don Julio

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Happy Friday everyone!

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.

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Friday Liquor Spotlight #8: Averna!

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Happy Friday, everyone!

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

Tuesday Tools & Tricks #8: Gluten-Free Booze!

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Welcome back, everyone!

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.

Your gluten-free liquor guidelines await!

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Friday Liquor Spotlight #7: Malibu Coconut Liqueur

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Okay.

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.

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TBT Classic Cocktail #7: The Pisco Sour!

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Why hello there, readers! Welcome back to another Throwback Thursday, and please allow us to introduce you to one of our absolute, top of the top, very favorite cocktails of all time: the Pisco Sour!

This is our seventh TBT Classic Cocktail, so we figured we had held out on you long enough…It’s time for the good stuff.

So light some candles, put on some mood music, and lets get down to business.

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Friday Liquor Spotlight #6: 151 Rum

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When we see a “Warning: Flammable” label on a liquor bottle, that is a liquor bottle that we need to own.

Especially if that label happens to come attached to a bottle of rum.

Now, what do you do with rum that is over 75% alcohol by volume that won’t lead to your immanent demise? Take a seat kids, and let us explain.

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Friday Liquor Spotlight #5: The Truth About Absinthe!

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Happy Friday, everyone!

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.

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Friday Liquor Spotlight #4: All About Bitters!

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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!

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