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Valentine’s Cocktails – Fifty Shades of Red

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

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Popular Hangover Cures

Popular Hangover Cures New Year’s Eve parties are just a few days away and many will feel less than 100% after having too much of a good time. The unavoidable downside to an evening of fun and drinking your favorite cocktails is the dreaded hangover, the following day. One would hope that someone would invent […]

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Bartending Guide Study – Lesson 3

 Bartending Guide Study – Lesson 3 TYPES OF MIXED DRINKS   HIGHBALLS It is a simple drink that can be made in a hurry. These types include various drink categories. Most of them are easy to make for everyday drinking. METHOD: build RECIPE STANDARD: spirit + juice or pop I.E: screwdriver, cuba libre, bloody mary […]

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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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British Columbia Spirits Antidote For January’s Blahs.

British Columbia Distilleries Handcrafted and small batch distilled products are winning new converts because of attention to quality and  the complexity of flavours. The story of distilling spirits in Canada is colourful and include vivid individuals and immigrants from far and near. Waves of European immigrants arrived in Canada in the 18th century, they craved […]

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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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