Odd Spirits: Sotol

You may not have heard of it, but this cousin to Tequila is about to start popping up everywhere. Sotol is a spirit that traditionally can be found in regions of northern Mexico, as the plant itself, commonly known as Desert Spoon only grows in the north, New Mexico, west Texas and areas of the […]

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The Best Whisky For Beginners

World Whisky Day (May 18) is upon us, and if you haven’t had a chance to really get into the spirit, here’s a great start to finding out what types of whisky you’ll begin to appreciate. There isn’t just one “type” of whisky. Unlike vodka, where there isn’t a lot of variation to the final […]

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Classic Cocktails for World Cocktail Day

Today (May 13) is World Cocktail Day and with that in mind, there’s no better time to start learning how to make some of the most iconic drinks to ever fill a glass. The truth of the matter is, the absolute classic cocktails are about simplicity, good ingredients and practice. You don’t need speciality liquors, […]

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Tropical Cocktails Inspired by Beach Vacations

Not all of get to spend the spring or summer months on some exotic tropical beach drinking Mai-tai’s or sipping on prosecco. But that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the experience at home, especially if you set the mood. Get creative and add one of these cocktails into the next long sunny evening and you’ll […]

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A Starter’s Guide to Sake

Sake has been a staple of Japanese culture for well over 1,000 years, but how much do you know about the beverage. Better yet, do you know how to properly order it? Let’s discuss. What Exactly is Sake? When you think “Sake” you’re likely thinking about about the beverage itself, but did you know the […]

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Odd Spirits: Cynar

Cynar is the type of spirit that you’ve probably seen at your local liquor store but have no idea what it is or how to use it, let alone even how to pronounce it! Let’s start with the easiest. Cynar is pronounced (chee-Nar) not sea-nar or CY-nar and is a classic Italian amaro. That means […]

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Bourbon for Every Budget

Bourbon has seen a massive upswing in interest lately. Maybe it’s due to the high price and scarcity of good whisky, or maybe drinkers are finally realizing the uniqueness of bourbon, but whatever the case it means that bourbon prices are starting to rise. But, that doesn’t mean that bourbon has to be expensive. In […]

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