Tuesday Tools & Tricks #26: A Beginner’s Guide To Cognac!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Do you aspire to be a Fancy Person? Someone who sits in overstuffed leather chairs in dim private libraries sipping a glass of fancy liquor out of crystal glasses?

Of course you do.

Well, then you should probably know a little something about Cognac, because boy oh boy do the Fancy People love it. Luckily for us, the aspirational Fancy Persons, it also happens to be quite delicious!

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Friday Liquor Spotlight #20: Pisco Portón!

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Happy Friday, everyone! 

We’ve told you before about our deep and unyielding love for all things pisco — but today we wanted to tell you about a new brand of the delicious Peruvian brandy that we’ve discovered and think is worth a trip to the liquor store. 

Say hello to Pisco Portón! 

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TBT Classic Cocktail #14: (Patriotic) Cava Sangria!

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Happy Thursday, and Happy Day-Before-Independence-Day, readers!

As promised, today we are making a red, white, and blue-themed cava sangria, just in time for the 4th of July!

This recipe can be used at any time using different fruit, but today we will be focusing on a special, Happy Birthday America version!

So lets get down to business, shall we?

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Advanced Prep: 4th of July Big Batch Sangria!

Well hello again, readers!

We wanted to throw a quick update up today to give you the chance to prep for tomorrow’s recipe. We will be doing a big batch 4th of July-themed cava sangria for tomorrow’s TBT classic cocktail, and we wanted to give you the ingredients you will need ahead of time so that if you want to make it for the 4th you will be ready to go. This recipe involves soaking fruit overnight, so this is your chance to get your ingredients beforehand.

We will post the actual recipe and all of the details tomorrow, but the ingredients you will need are:

  • Strawberries (1 box)
  • Blueberries (1-2 boxes)
  • Apples, Fuji or Gala are best (4)
  • Lemon (1)
  • Brandy
  • Triple Sec
  • Aperol
  • 2 bottles of Cava

You will need all of the fruit plus the brandy and triple sec for the overnight prep.

This amount of Cava will makes enough for about 5-8 people, depending on how much everyone plans to drink, so if you are having a larger or smaller event (or you anticipate some very thirsty friends) you can adjust accordingly.

There you have it! Are you as excited about this as we are? You should be — it is going to be epic.

Until then, everyone!