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Hi - Yes there's a good chance it will dehydrate and crystallize as long as the cocktail has sugar in it. Note that any aromatic ingredients (like citrus) would likely fizz off, as is the case for dehydrating things like triple sec.
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Los Arango Tequila, the authentic artisanal ultra-premium tequila with revolutionary heritage, is pleased to announce the revival of Los Arango Tequila Blanco, Resposado and Añejo, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. This exciting announcement coincides with Los Arango’s appointment of Infinium Spirits as their new U.S. importer. Los Arango,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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Padre azul, a handmade super-premium tequila created by an Austrian-Mexican family in Jalisco, Mexico, is now available for purchase nationwide in the United States. The tequila, which is available in 16 countries, has been one of the fastest growing super-premium tequila brands in Europe since its launch in 2016. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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April 19th is #NationalAmarettoDay and Disaronno has stacked up some ways to celebrate in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Alcademics
Hi - I just bought a pH meter off Amazon, and calibrate it with pH solutions. I wouldn't take it for gospel, it was a one-time home experiment, not controlled for temperature. Room for improvement for sure.
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In my new story for SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about how orgeat, the French almond syrup famously in the Mai Tai, is now being made with a range of nuts, seeds, and other ingredients. The story cites examples from around the country and we come up with a new working definition for orgeat. Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Alcademics
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Back Bar Project, importer of premium spirits, introduces Origen Raiz, a new mezcal brand produced in the state of Durango, Mexico. Produced purely by hand using traditional, non-industrial practices, Origen Raiz is made using 100% wild agave Cenizo. It was a project born of the roots of two familial traditions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at New Booze
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This spring Buffalo Trace Distillery will unveil three new O.F.C. Vintage bourbons. These rare bottles are each vintage dated according to the specific year in which the bourbon was distilled at Buffalo Trace Distillery. This vintage release includes bourbon whiskey from the years 1985, 1989 and 1990. The three unique... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at New Booze
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Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky’s Bond House No.1 Vintage collection celebrates the unique origins of the Highland Distillery’s most prestigious parcels of aged whisky, each distilled in a single year. Today, Glenmorangie announces the second limited release in the Bond House No. 1 Vintage collection: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at New Booze
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Three stories I wrote for San Francisco Magazine on the past and future of Bay Area brandy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Alcademics
While they won't turn cloudy when stored, they can sublimate and/or pick up refrigerator smells. I store mine in ziplock bags to prevent both.
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A simple cocktail recipe sponsored by RumChata. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Alcademics
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The Glenlivet takes whisky enthusiasts on a journey of discovery, while also putting their single malt knowledge to the test with the U.S. launch of limited-edition The Glenlivet Code, a mysterious single malt introduced without cask information or tasting notes. Inspired by the iconic British Code breakers, the latest innovation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at New Booze
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It seems when you leave it up to bourbon fans to “craft their perfect bourbon” they unanimously agree, wheat recipe is king! In November 2015, Buffalo Trace Distillery launched its “Craft Your Perfect Bourbon” website, in a lighthearted attempt to teach people about bourbon. The interactive experience allows fans to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at New Booze
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While one could add a medication-interaction warning about activated charcoal, like an allergen label on a drink menu, there are other ways to color a drink black that don’t require a scary-sounding note. SevenFifty Daily asked bartenders around the country for cocktail-darkening alternatives and learned that black sesame seeds, cuttlefish ink, and black food coloring are among the ingredients being used. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Alcademics
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Beach House Beverages , an Indiana-based business is launching Café Rumba. An all- natural blend of Kona Coffee from Hawaii, real sweet cream from Wisconsin, and 5 times distilled Caribbean rum. The rise of the premium coffee culture together with the popularity of new cream liqueurs that have hit the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at New Booze
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Hotaling & Co., formerly known as Anchor Distilling Company, has introduced a new interpretation of its Genevieve Dutch-style gin, Barrel-Finished Genevieve Gin; now available in major markets nationwide at the suggested retail price of $70. Barrel-Finished Genevieve Gin (ABV 47.3%) is a malt-based spirit that is distilled with gin botanicals.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at New Booze
Hello Samantha - I checked with a brand ambassador and he says there are no corn products in Disaronno.
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California grain-to-glass craft spirits leader Spirit Works Distillery announced today that it has released its first ever Bottled in Bond – Straight Rye Whiskey. As an effort towards regulating spirits industry at the time, the US Government passed the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, dictating a very strict set... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at New Booze
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Barra México hosts 26 seminars by spirits industry professionals and bartending icons who are global leaders in their areas of expertise. Confirmed speakers include author and beverage consultant Jacob Grier from Portland, Ore.; bar educator and consultant Philip Duff from New York City; bar consultant Rebecca Sturt from Dubai; and influential international bartenders Marian Beke (The Gibson, London), Tony Pescatori (The Nightjar, London), and Kate Gerwin (Front & Cooper, Santa Cruz), among many others. All seminars feature simultaneous translation in English and Spanish. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Alcademics
I couldn't find any to buy.
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The craft specialists behind Glendalough Distillery have focused on perfecting the ageing and finishing of its whiskeys through a distinctive wood program, exploring the breed of oak and predecessor liquid that would best accentuate each of the whiskeys’ flavours. As a result, the whiskeys are matured in bourbon barrels before... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at New Booze
Hi - dehydrating works best with liqueurs rather than base spirits, but as you note spiced rum typically has some sugar. You can always add more sugar to your spiced rum and dehydrate that. Alternatively if the rum flavor itself is not super important, you could try to emulate the flavor profile of spiced rum, which is typically vanilla with hints of cinnamon, clove and allspice aka "winter spices" with vanilla.
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A. Smith Bowman Distillery is announcing a brand new line of signature gins, called Tinkerman’s Gin, produced by the Distillery’s own “tinkerman” Master Distiller Brian Prewitt. A. Smith Bowman Distillery will be releasing three Tinkerman’s Gin expressions in limited quantities; Citrus Supreme, Sweet Spice and Curiously Bright & Complex. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at New Booze