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Sorry I haven't done it myself so I'm no expert on almond shucking.
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Pokemon Go is taking America by storm, but if you want in on the action without leaving the comfort of your home bar you might try making these Pokemon-themed ice balls instead. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Thanks - It's taken me forever to get it straight.
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What is the difference between sweet almonds, bitter almonds, and cherry, apricot, and peach pits? This entry hopes to make that clear. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Behold the new liquor releases that came out in June or are coming soon. There is a lot of gin and brandy, and some fancy scotch too. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Decorative trash cans as ice buckets? Check. Bitters that hang from the ceiling rather than take up space on the bar shelf? Check. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Alan Kropf and Matthew Noel made a short film about Japanese bartending in which they interviewed knowledgeable US bartenders, filmed working Japanese bartenders, and also had me say a few things. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Drinking through the menu at the new PCH Pacific Cocktail Haven opening in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Thanks! C
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They bottle it in batches, so most of the time they're not actively bottling I'd assume (until production gets very large). It's very much not-visitor-equipped as it's just a plain warehouse, so unfortunately I can't assist. Maybe someday they'll move to a nicer facility....
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On June 13, Mission bar Asiento hosted the San Francisco regionals of the Disaronno Mixing Star challenge. Five bartenders from the day will have drinks go into the next round in consideration to be published in a print book by Simon Difford. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Thank you for this detailed information and tips!
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Hot enough for ya? Oh boy is it! The beaches in the LA area are jam-packed, and there aren't enough lifeguards to go around! The life guard station is overrun with children separated from their parents. But Parker Stevenson has a hot decision of his own to make: will he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Baywatching
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PEER PRESSURE! Remember when that was a thing? Well it's certainly a thing for Mitch Buchanan (David Hasselhoff)'s son Hobie in this somewhat annoying episode of Baywatch. Why annoying? Because Hobie One sucks. In the first season of Baywatch they have a different Hobie than in the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Baywatching
I think that a lot of tonic syrups taste great with not a ton of color (and I assume less quinine too). As for testing, this is something I'm going to be researching soon before a seminar I'm giving in July, as it would be good to know how much really gets into the final drink with different syrups. Hopefully I'll have information to share here in Alcademics in a couple months.
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A drink-through of the new cocktail menu at Tradition in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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IT'S ALL HAPPENING. I am embarking on a great journey. 79 glorious DVDs of Baywatch, and it all starts now. The pilot has it all: panic, Malibu, piers. But you kinda know that going in. What you don't know is how you're going to be treated to 1989 fashion magic:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Baywatching
From my understanding, this is basically how a Kold Draft ice machine works (spraying on a cold plate), though I'm not sure it's ultra-sonic, just mist. As people mentioned somewhere on these posts, the aquarium pumps apparently don't break when they freeze since they're magnetic so it may not be that big of an issue. I guess either way there is a power cord to deal with.
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Here are a bunch of new drink books that have come out recently covering cocktail history, American drinking history, American beer history, essential drinks, drinking advice, and tropical cocktails from one of the world's best tiki bars. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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The first page is background about the category, and the rest are some bars in the US that specialize in the spirit, and usually other brandies as well. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Oui, vous êtes invités à utiliser la photo si vous incluez un lien vers les messages originaux sur Alcademics. Merci de demander.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2016 on A Visit to Cognac Paul Giraud at Alcademics.com
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I decided to interview one of the owners, Ryan Fitzgerald, on what he feels they did right and wrong, and what changed from initial plans, when opening San Francisco bar ABV. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Alcademics.com
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Behold a slew of new whiskies, plus a certified gluten-free vodka, estate-distilled gin, American Campari, apple brandy, and more! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Alcademics.com
Whisky must be distilled from grains. Rice is a grain, so it can be whisky.
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That is very interesting. I wonder if the spices do something to inhibit bacteria growth.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on Simple Syrup: It's Good to be Rich at Alcademics.com
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