My mint plant recently died. I wanted to make some cocktails garnished with mint, so I went to several grocery stores. But it's January, so naturally the only mint they had was packaged and looked pretty tired and sad. It wasn't brown yet, just crumpled and dull-looking. I wanted them to look … [Read more...]
Ever wonder how to pour a layered cocktail? Or rim a glass? Or mix up a properly measured cocktail pitcher for your guests? We've got you covered with bartender tips and tutorials.
There's no solid scientific answer to the question of how to cure a hangover. Many sources agree that drinking lots of water is essential. Some consider sleep the best solution. Some recommend drinking lots of juice with vitamin C. A traditional hangover cure used to be drinking coffee, but it's now … [Read more...]
Layered cocktails taste good, look amazing and impress anyone who sees you successfully pouring them. They're typically associated with sweet liqueurs, but plenty of layered cocktail recipes use rum, whiskey, vodka and other hard liquors to cut the sweetness and add some kick. Whether your style is … [Read more...]
When you're entertaining guests, you can save yourself time by pre-mixing a pitcher of cocktails. This is simple to do - just follow the tips below. Premixing a pitcher of cocktails You can pre-mix a pitcher of cocktails up to a week before your party, as long as you don't add ice until you're … [Read more...]
Some cocktail recipes, like margaritas, call for you to rim the glass with salt or sugar. You should also feel free to add rims to cocktail recipes that don't call for them - this can put an exciting twist on standard recipes. You can do this with a rimming dish (I spent about $8 on this one … [Read more...]
When you're serving cocktails to guests, there's a very easy way to impress them by tweaking the drink so it's just how they like it: Use just a little less of each ingredient than the recipe calls for, or pour in your pre-mixed cocktails but leave a little room at the top. Ask if they … [Read more...]