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D’Artagnan’s Dutch Courage

D’Artagnan’s Dutch Courage   The patron saint of Armagnac is Charles de Batz de Montesquiou Fezenzac, better known as d’Artagnan, hero of Alexander Dumas’s Three Musketeers. Born in 1611 in the château of Castelmore in the centre of the region of France Southwest. He epitomised the arrogant but brave Gascon figure. The Gascons will rarely […]

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How To Make A Layered Shot

RAISE THE BAR Shots, also called shooters, are alcoholic mixed drinks that typically contain between one to two ounces of liquor. They can be shaken, layered, or simply poured. Layered shots are fun, colourful, and guaranteed to impress your friends or bar patrons. TOOLS OF THE TRADE Start out with the right tools and your […]

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Aquavit & Schnapps Notes

  A Bartender’s Notes Schnapps and aquavit have a great history dating back some 400 years. They might be grouped together in the vodka family as they are also made from either grain or potatoes, and are then purified until neutral. The resulting base spirit can then be distilled and flavours added. Aquavit is very […]

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Sweeteners For Cocktails

Sweeteners For Cocktails – In The Recipe Not every ingredient in a cocktail contains alcohol. A sweetener agent helps to balance out the tartness of many ingredients. A basic sweetener such as simple syrup is a must ingredient in any well-stocked bar. Here’s a list of sweeteners that you might want to experiment with for […]

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Averna IlCrem Amaro Liqueur

Averna Cream Amaro Liqueur   Most people in the bar industry are familiar with the regular Averna Amaro. The company has always been a guarantee of high quality and reliability, and thanks to its wide product range, it is suitable to have any time of day with its harmonious tastes joining tradition and modernity. Averna […]

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Top 10 Awesome Shooters For Your New Year’s Eve Party

          10 shots that you want to try Raise the bar this New Year’s Eve and make these exquisite and impressive shots. 10 little beauties combining creativity, flavour, and a steady hand. Visit How To Make A Layered Shot. 10. Angel Tit’s – A sweet one. 9. Vibrator – Fruity and […]

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Top 10 Holiday Cocktails – 2014

          Top 10 Holiday Cocktails FaLaLaLa…. Tis the season for festive Christmas parties. This fabulous collection of cocktails contains everything you need to add sparkle to your soirée, or to warm you on a chilly winter night or for Christmas day itself. 1. B52 Coffee  –  Relax by the fireplace. 2. […]

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How to ‘WOW’ guests for your Halloween party?

Are you looking for amazing, affordable, and easy to make spooky Halloween cocktails? Search no more, the secret ingredient is dry ice. A chip or two and it can create amazing smoke, fog, and bubble effects. What is dry ice? Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide gas. It is used primarily as […]

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Mini-Measure

Mini-Measure This compact measuring glass provides four common volume units* in one convenient vessel, making it easy to measure and pour small amounts and make quick conversions between units. Not just for bar use, it also has a place in the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. Made in the USA from glass with durable, easy-to-read […]

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All About Beer

Grain To Glass Fall is around the corner and that means the beginning of Beer Festivals in many parts of North-America and Europe. Not long ago, ordering a beer in a bar, or selecting one from the beer aisle was a simple task, you generally had only the choice of a few brands from large […]

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