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The Old Fashioned - Old Father Cocktail

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The Old Fashioned - Old Father Cocktail

Surprise! When Old Fashioneds were first made, they were called by a different name. Discover the history of the Old Fashioned, how to make one, whether you should use fruit, why stirring is so important, and some variations on the classic recipe to experiment with.

 

What Are Shrubs?

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What Are Shrubs?

Shrubs vs. Drinking Vinegars Shrubs are drinks with an interesting history. They are a type of acidulated beverage, which means some sort of acid is added to a spirit, usually citrus like lemon and lime, or vinegar. So, technically there are two types of shrub, both very closely related. The latter makes a type of shrub otherwise known as ‘drinking vinegars’. The former has been around since the 15th century, descending from medicinal cordials first made by Italian Apothecaries during the Renaissance. Because distilling was becoming well refined during that period, cordials were alcohol-based and contained various herbs and spices...

Introduction to Bitters

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Introduction to Bitters
Bitters are not just a cocktail accessory, they are an institution, with a history spanning longer than you’d think. In this post we share the history of bitters, their transition from medicine to cocktails, the resurgence in the popularity of bitters today, and creative ways to use them from cocktails to cuisine.

The Negroni - All Day Aperitivo

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The Negroni - All Day Aperitivo
The Negroni cocktail has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years, to the point that ‘Are you a Martini or Negroni person?’ has become a valid question sparking strong debate in the drinks world. So let's get into it! In this post we cover what is a negroni, its history, why the ingredients matter, variations on the recipe along with how to lighten up the alcohol content, and--of course--how to make a negroni!

All About Mezcal

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All About Mezcal
Learn about the differences between Tequila and Mezcal, the history of Mezcal, how this spirit is produced, tips on how to drink it authentically, and details on what's found inside the latest launch: Your Mezcal Box.
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