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Top 10 Holiday Cocktails

          Christmas Cocktails FaLaLaLa…’Tis the season to add some pizzazz to your holiday fête! The holiday season is a wonderful time for entertaining, and nothing gets everyone mingling better than a great cocktail in a festive atmosphere. The following are 10 fantastic holiday cocktails that will make a great sensation at […]

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World Record Most Drinks Made In One Minute

Most Drinks Made In One Minute Bartenders are a special breed. A competent bartender is a high-speed technician that can do wonders with bottles. All sorts of competitions and contests exist for the industry. The World Record Acadamy is the leading international organization which certify world records. In February 2013 on the ABC network GMA […]

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Cocktail Trivia – Name That Rum Drink?

Name That Rum Drink? How well do you know your rum cocktails? The following are 10 popular rum drinks that a bartender should know. For each recipe, examine the list of ingredients and name the cocktail. Come back tomorrow Saturday to Spirited Babble for the answers. Also visit Facebook during the week for the answers.

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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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Valentine’s Cocktails – Fifty Shades of Red

    Fabulous cocktail recipes you’ll love   Warm up or cool off with blushing pink meets ravishing red drinks this Valentine’s Day. Each of this libations offers something unique, from sparkling to sweet & sour, so you’re sure to find a recipe that will satisfy your thirst. 1. High Garden Razz 2. Roselini 3. […]

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Food & Drink Expressions

Ever wonder about the origin of everyday food and beverage expressions?  Here’s a few delicious answers: COACH POTATO Couch Potato, a term coined by Tom Iacino and friends for a group appearing in the Doo-Dah parade of Pasadena, California in 1979 and denoting a person who likes to watch TV sitting on the couch, as […]

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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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How To Make A Great Martini

The Classic Gin Martini Even though gin is British, when combined with a bit of vermouth and a few olives  it becomes the quintessential American cocktail, The Martini. Dry and very cold, that’s the secret to a great martini. Use the best gin and vermouth that you can afford, it will make a difference.  In […]

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Sparkling Tequila Drink

Who wouldn’t like the combination of bubbly with tequila? The first sparkling tequila cocktail, TeQava was launched at NY fashion week. It was poured at the Allure’s VIP lounge at the famous Empire Hotel.

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