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    New : Download – Master Cocktail Recipe List

    Master Cocktail List and Downloadable PDF   .  ( (Update Oct 2012 – There are now 96 cocktails on the pdf! Check it out on the link below) I’ve added a new section to the recipes section of the blog today – The Master Cocktail List. All the recipes from the blog are presented in an […]

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    Mozart White Chocolate Cream Review

    Mozart White Chocolate Cream   Category: Cream liqueur ABV: 15% Produced: Austria Website: http://www.mozart-white.com Similar Products: Baileys Irish Cream, Coole Swan Irish Cream, Amarula Cream.    About . Mozart is an Austrian liqueur brand and along with the white chocolate that we’re looking at today also make gold and dark chcocolate liqueurs, chocolate bitters, and interestingly, […]

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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Shake and Strain

    . Shake and Strain . For more info about bar equipment check out the ‘Essential Equipment for your home bar’ blog post . Depending on the ingredients used and the overall effect we are seeking there are a number of mixing methods that we can use to make cocktails. We’ve covered built drinks already and […]

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    Cheaters Guide to making Grenadine at home

    . Sometimes it’s good to cheat… . Flavoured syrups are a useful component to cocktails as they allow us to add flavour at the same time as adding the sugar that is necessary in many drinks to achieve sweet:sour balance. . Unfortunately mass production and efforts to achieve economies of scale may be good for many […]

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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Build

    The Built Cocktail When it comes to making quick and easy cocktails there is nothing faster than a built drink. As the name suggests, building a cocktail is a process of adding one ingredient after the other and stacking them straight into the glass, no shaking or straining necessary.   When do we build cocktails? […]

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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Overview

    Shaken or Stirred?   When we mix cocktails we are usually trying to do two things – take different ingredients and combine them to make new tastes and flavours; and use ice to cool the ingredients and the final drink.   Some ingredients will mix together easily while others are more of an ‘oil and […]

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    Make Sugar Syrup at Home

    Make Sugar Syrup at Home Sugar Syrup (or Simple Syrup as it is also commonly known) is one of the most common sweetening ingredients used in cocktails and also one of the easiest to make at home.   Sugar is an essential ingredient in cocktails as it allows us to add a sweetener to bitter […]

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    Easy Guide to Alcohol pt 2 – Liqueurs

    . Liqueurs   For an explanation of how alcohol and spirits are made check out the first post in the series, Easy Guide to Alcohol pt 1 – fermentation, distillation and spirits . Time for some sugar.   The easiest way to differentiate between spirits and liqueurs is that liqueurs are usually much sweeter do […]

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    Weekend Cocktail – Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Another nice and easy cocktail just in time for the weekend, but don’t let the simple ingredients fool you as this is more than just a humble rum and coke – the addition of fresh lime juice gives a balance that makes this an easy drinking cocktail perfect in warmer weather. The balance […]

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    Booze News – Bols Natural Yoghurt liqueur

    A new release in the world of booze and alcohol today. . New Product – Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur . An interesting new liqueur is being added to the international line-up by the Dutch liquor company Bols. Bols Natural Yoghurt liqueur is getting ready for launch in the UK and some selected markets soon and looks like it […]

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    Essential Guide to Home Cocktail Bar Glassware

    . Glassware We’ve looked at the essential bar tools and the essential ingredients that you need to stock your home bar, so  now is the perfect time to look at glassware. . Using the right glass for each cocktail is very important. Different glass shapes can help bring out and accentuate certain qualities of a […]