Spirited Babble: Behind The Bar

Liquore Strega

Liquore Strega – The Witch The name Strega, a popular proprietary liqueur produced in Campania, is Italian for “witch”. The liqueur got its name also because it is supposedly based on a witches brew. The legend  has it that witches disguised as maidens first made this liqueur in the city of Benevento. The aphrodisiac love-potion, […]

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Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin

Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin Luxardo started to produce its London Dry Gin in 1936, based on the family’s original recipe dating back to the famed “Ginepro di Dalmazia” or Juniperus Oxycedrus (which is produced by steam distilling the branches and berries of the Juniper tree to release its fresh and earthy essential oils.) also known […]

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Pama Liqueur

Pama pomegranate liqueur is American, released in 2006, and produced by Pama Spirits Co of Bardstown, Kentucky.  Pama is becoming a mainstream ingredient used in mixed drinks by bars and restaurants all over North-America. Pama is the category leader in pomegranate liqueur. This is not surprising, because of its authenticity, balanced flavour, and beautiful bottle. […]

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North American White Whiskey

FEW white whiskey is bottled before it meets the barrel, this white whsikey retains an unadultered flavour with a crisp bite.

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Aperol

MIX IT UP Aperol is a bright orange Italian Apéritif with a bitter-sweet orange taste, and a light herbal finish. Aperol was originally created in 1919 in Padova, Italy, and now is produced by the Campari company. Aperol is made from a blend of  spirits, along with rhubarb, and exotic botanicals like gentians, and others […]

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Garnish Made Simple For St Patrick’s Day

It is already March 13, which means that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Make cool little green garnishes with fresh fruits for your St. Paddy’s cocktails. I came up with these DIY decorations that are fun, really easy to make, and  inexpensive.   I used the fruits that I had on hand […]

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey Liqueur

 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey liqueur A drink to warm your spirits. When it comes to crafting whiskey, Jack Daniel’s has always done things a little differently. The newest addition to their family of whiskeys is their first honey liqueur. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey Liqueur is a blend of Old No 7 and a […]

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BARTENDER’S TIP – How To Create A Great Cocktail

Whether you are a professional or a home bartender, the success of a great cocktail is FLAVOUR. A balance and tasty cocktail depends as much on accurate measuring as on happy combination of ingredients. There are no strick rules in making a cocktail but a few basic principles will help you create a masterpiece, and avoid a dull creation.

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The Cold Facts About Ice

The Cold Facts About Ice In Cocktail Preparation Many cocktails have to be properly chilled. Ice, of course, plays a very important role here. Whether it is shaken with the ingredients and then strained away, or simply added to the drink, the ice used need not be plain. Ice is often considered a trivial element […]

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New LocoNut liqueur by Captain Morgan

Summer is about to get Loco! New LocoNut liqueur by Captain Morgan arrives just in time for the summer garden parties. Who doesn’t like the combination of coconut and rum? The LocoNut is a blend of Caribbean rum, coconut liqueur, spice, and other natural flavours. It is gluten free, if it is important to you. […]

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