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The Art of the Cocktail Garnish

The Art of the Cocktail Garnish | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Our partner Tasting Table shares the best of food and drink culture. Today, Elyse Inamine describes eight eye-catching ways that bartenders are garnishing gourmet cocktails.
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The Five Biggest Irish Whiskey Myths

The Five Biggest Irish Whiskey Myths | From the Bar | Scoop.it
We got award-winning bartender Jack McGarry from New York’s acclaimed The Dead Rabbit to dispel the most common falsehoods he hears about Irish whiskey. Sláinte!
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Genever invention: The rich and malty ancient spirit is making a comeback

Genever invention: The rich and malty ancient spirit is making a comeback | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Chasing the provenance of a cocktail is always a tricky business, but when it comes to a Tom Collins, Bernard Filliers of the Filliers distillery in Belgium is not going to let gin claim another victory. When it was first shaken up at a bar in New York at the end of the 19th century, he insists it was not the clear, crisp spirit beloved of the British today that gave the famous cocktail its kick.
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The Science of Vermouth, Italian Drink Back in Style

The Science of Vermouth, Italian Drink Back in Style | From the Bar | Scoop.it
After nearly thirty years of anonymity, vermouth is very much back in style: find out more about a fancy drink you can even try to make and taste at home.
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How To Drink Like Dorothy Parker

How To Drink Like Dorothy Parker | From the Bar | Scoop.it
First they learn the quotes and bon mots, which leads to finding her books. What many discover is a woman easy to identify with: she loved her gin, boyfriends, and dogs, and that's what she wrote about.
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B.C. vintners show strong sales growth

B.C. vintners show strong sales growth | From the Bar | Scoop.it
B.C. winemakers are popping their corks over new data showing strong four-per-cent sales growth this past year. Direct sales from wineries, private beer and wine stores and 19 BC VQA stores that sell only B.C.
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Back in vogue: It's time to rediscover Vermouth

Back in vogue: It's time to rediscover Vermouth | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Are we witnessing global reconquest by wormwood? Artemisia absinthium, the plant known in German as vermut and the chief ingredient in absinthe, is very much back in fashion.
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Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus | Serious Eats: Drinks

Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus | Serious Eats: Drinks | From the Bar | Scoop.it
[Photo: Kevin Liu] It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back...
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What is in My Gin (Gin Botanicals)

What is in My Gin (Gin Botanicals) | From the Bar | Scoop.it
  What is in My Gin and Pink Gin Cocktail Have you ever wondered how your favorite Gin gets its flavor?  Two very important components of this process are the various types of stills to choose...

 

 
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How to Drink Like Kerouac, Hemingway, and Other Famous Writers | The Freelancer, by Contently

How to Drink Like Kerouac, Hemingway, and Other Famous Writers | The Freelancer, by Contently | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Many famous writers were known for their extreme drinking habits, and to this day, the stereotype of the drunken, genius author still carries weight in pop culture regardless of its credibility. The topic got us curious: What exactly did these writers drink to get the creative juices flowing?
 
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The Secret Origins of the Bloody Mary

The Secret Origins of the Bloody Mary | From the Bar | Scoop.it
From Prohibition, Paris, and something called a "Bucket of Blood," to Hemingway, and your hangover
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Behind the Scenes at Fee Brothers | Serious Eats: Drinks

Behind the Scenes at Fee Brothers | Serious Eats: Drinks | From the Bar | Scoop.it
[Photographs: Nick Guy] On the eve of its 150th anniversary, Fee Brothers is busier than ever. In fact, Joe Fee, who owns and runs the company with his sister Ellen, says 2013 was the best year they've ever had, and...
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Drink Giant Pernod Ricard Unveils iPad Controlled Cocktail Mixer | PadGadget

Drink Giant Pernod Ricard Unveils iPad Controlled Cocktail Mixer | PadGadget | From the Bar | Scoop.it
In a project dubbed ‘at-home mixology’, the iPad finds its way into semi-automated drink mixing. The announcement of an experimental cocktail mixer showcases one of the smartest new designs that I have seen in some time. Project Gutenberg is a collection of modular drink containers that are controlled and monitored through an app, which makes [...]
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Pastis: The Aperitif That Will Help You Survive Winter

Pastis: The Aperitif That Will Help You Survive Winter | From the Bar | Scoop.it
We know you don't need a lot of reasons to drink your way through winter. With so many great hot, boozy drinks to choose, from, why wouldn't you?

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Bartender secrets you can use at home - vita.mn

Bartender secrets you can use at home - vita.mn | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Bartender secrets you can use at home
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As the cocktail world increasingly takes a culinary approach to drinkmaking, bartenders are flavoring their liquid dishes with an expanding arsenal of boutique bitters — a potent, bittersweet additive.
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The Sazerac at New Orleans' Sazerac Bar

The Sazerac at New Orleans' Sazerac Bar | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Welcome to a Cocktail Week-themed edition of Eater Elements, a series that explores the ideas and ingredients of noteworthy cocktails. In a city known for its drinks, the Sazerac stands...
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Why You Should Mix Honey with Your Alcohol

Why You Should Mix Honey with Your Alcohol | From the Bar | Scoop.it
The bees' brew is sweet, never goes bad, and it's the perfect ingredient for your next drink
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When Bars Were More Than Just Bars | Serious Eats: Drinks

When Bars Were More Than Just Bars | Serious Eats: Drinks | From the Bar | Scoop.it
"Barroom Dancing" by John Lewis Krimmel (1786-1821) [Image: Wikimedia Commons] A lot of stuff gets stirred up and started in bars: protests, movements, sit-ins, and even the occasional revolution.
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Gin production at risk from juniper crisis

Gin production at risk from juniper crisis | From the Bar | Scoop.it

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