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Thanks - and I'm glad we agree that Italian Fernet-Branca is sweeter. That is what I thought.
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So many drink books are coming out this fall I'm trying to post them in small groups. Here are three loosely themed on gin. Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Alcademics.com
Well by these definitions there really isn't a white curaçao; or rather, white curaçao is triple sec. Cointreau = triple sec. Grand Marnier = curaçao.
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Vintage advertisement seen at the George Dickel distillery, Kentucky, 2012. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Alcademics.com
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How many potatoes are in one bottle of Karlsson's Vodka? Answer: This many. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Alcademics.com
You're welcome!
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I think having the containers be square tubes that hang down from the top of the cooler would be an ideal way to make this ice cube trays. Another way would be to have a mesh platform that the containers sit upon, raised from the bottom of the cooler. I have thought about both of these but have not yet done them. These particular plastic containers break when I have tried to cut off the bottoms, so I would need a better tool or a different container. Later experiments have shown that as long as there is room beneath the suspended tray that the water/ice will flow down as it freezes, so yes to your question it should produce clear ice within the containers.
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Drinks International's World's 50 Best Bars list for 2014 was announced last week. Now you can view the list, bar write-ups, and more information either online in website format or as a digital magazine. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Alcademics.com
Thanks!
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There has been a large-yet-slow-moving trend towards fuller-flavored spirits and cocktails. We've seen a rise in smoky Islay whiskies and mezcals; dark sipping rums; vodkas and tequilas with character; and gins booming with botanicals. In mixers we see the rise of spicy ginger beer, and in cocktails we've seen drinkers embracing boozier and bitter cocktails like the Old Fashioned and Negroni. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Alcademics.com
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Blogger/corporate mixologist The Intoxicologist has released a book of cocktail recipes and erotic stories due out October 14. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Alcademics.com
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Scotland has the cutest cows. Highland cattle are usually found in the Highlands, but this one was spotted on Islay when I visited Bowmore in April 2010. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Alcademics.com
Thanks for sharing the link!
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Recipes and drinking stories from drag queens around the world. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Before the holidays many brands release new spirits or line extensions to existing ones. These are some of what's new from Patron, Wild Turkey, The Glenlivet, Greenhook Ginsmiths, and more. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Recently I reached out to bartenders on Facebook for advice on particular brands and/or categories of dry sparkling wines that they use in cocktails. This is what they said. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Exploring enzymes in spirits. What are they, what they do, and how they're used in different spirits. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Burn Stewart Master Distiller, Ian MacMillan, was charged with creating a product which would be more in keeping with its original north east recipe. The result is a slightly smoky taste that maintains the distinctiveness of Black Bottle. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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September 2009 at Cognac Frapin - Cognac houses like spiders, as they eat other bugs that might degrade the barrels of their precious aging liquid. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Alcademics.com
Thanks Mark!
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Sorry I am not sure but good online stores include kandlwines.com and drinkupny.com
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So many new and interesting cocktails and spirits books are coming out this fall I can barely keep up with posting them, let alone reading them. I think that's a good thing. This latest batch includes the path of whisky - from grains to beer to whisky and what to do afterward. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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In Sweden, vodka was originally made from grapes and grains. Then the potato took over as did a government monopoly on production (except for a little export product called Absolut). But when the country joined the European Union, that all changed. Now potato vodka is back again. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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The next chapter of this fat-washing has arrived. Now crafty cocktailians are moving beyond grease into other fatty liquids like coconut, olive oil, cocoa, butter, and even nut fats. Sounds filling? Fattening? Foolish? Not at all. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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June 2010: On a trip with Isle of Jura scotch, we drove from Glasgow, Scotland to Tavyallich Harbor, then took a boat to Jura. Read more here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Alcademics.com