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aperol cocktailAperol 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 roots. The exact recipe has been kept a secret since 1919. With is flirty orange colour and zesty flavour, aperol is a perfect choice for creative cocktails at any occasions. It is the cousin of the dark Campari bitters but  has less alcohol and  is sweeter. Although intended to be drunk straight, Aperol is enjoyed diluted with soda water by millions of Italians.  The biggest markets for Aperol are: Italy, Germany, and Austria. Drink like Italians, and mix yourself and Aperol Smash cocktail.

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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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Valentine’s Gift – Spirited Chocolates

Chocolate And Liquor – Two Of  Our Favourite Vices Valentine’s Gift – Spirited Chocolates No one has pinpointed the exact origin of this special day but one good place to start is ancient Rome. One story is of Valentinus, a priest from 3rd century Rome. Emperor Claudius II decreed that marriage was outlawed because singe […]

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Bartender Helpful Tips

COCKTAIL GARNISHES   A garnish is truly an integral and necessary component of a good cocktail. In most cases, it gives a visual appeal to the drink. No bar is complete without the purchase of oranges, lemons, and limes. A simple slice of citrus can add that nice finish to your creation. Here’s a tip […]

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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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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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Carbonated Cocktails – A Hot Trend

 Carbonated Cocktails Still A Hot Trend Fizzy & Cool – that’s the way we like it! Adding a little fizz to a drink can make it more dynamic and appealing. Offering carbonated cocktails is the hottest trend in restaurants and bars all over North-America, reminiscent of the golden age of the soda fountains. What’s old […]

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Popular Hangover Cures

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 the […]

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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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