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Tips Of The Trade

No professional chef would dream of serving a soup, sauce, or other made from a scratch recipe without tasting it during the course of preparation. All recipes are subject to change and modification depending on the nature of the available ingredients and the taste preferences of the one who is doing the cooking. Complicated punches and other cocktails are no different. They must always be checked for flavour before serving ( unless you have made the drink before many times, or made a large batch ) especially for sweetness. If a cocktail turns out to be too sweet or sour despite the fact that you have followed the recipe carefully, adjustments should be made until you are satisfied with the results.


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St-Rémy French Honey Liqueur

The “oh, so French!” brandy Remy Martin was founded in 1724 by the man Remy Martin. Cognac was first produced over a century later in 1830. Created in 1886, St-Rémy is the world’s number-one French brandy. St-Rémy French Honey Liqueur Honey is one of the oldest substances to be used as the bases of an […]

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How Liqueurs Are Made?

How They Are Made It is virtually impossible to describe exactly how liqueurs are created because of the wide variety of these drinks and the secrecy attached to their manufacturing. Although the possible combinations of ingredients are infinite, broad methods are used to produce a liqueur: a) infusion/maceration or percolation. b) spirit base. c) distillation. […]

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Ratafia – France Other Drink

Ratafia Even after Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, fruit brandies, and liqueurs in endless varieties, France still offers the dedicated imbibers an array of other drinks such as Ratafia. In some grape-growing areas of France, local aperitifs are made by fortifying, and sometimes slightly sweetening, young red or white wine. The name allegedly comes from Roman Latin […]

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Learn Tricks To Become A Bar-Barista

Learn tricks bout coffee decoration to wow… people.

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Meet The Collins Family

  The Tom Collins takes its name from the Old Tom sweetened gin originally used to make this simple and refreshing cocktail. Learn to make a Collins and you will instantly know a whole family of drinks. The basic ingredients are sweetened citrus juice and 2 oz of liquor plus soda water. Once upon a […]

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GrandGala Orange Liqueur

GandGala Italian Orange Liqueur   Imported from the House of Stock in Trieste, Italy since 1884, GranGala draws its proud heritage from the Italian beauty, culture and tradition of an earlier century.  Deep rich orange flavor is the result of artful blending of VSOP Brandy with triple orange essence from the choicest oranges from Sicily. […]

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Unicum Liqueur

Unicum Liqueur / Bitters   Unicum is a Hungarian herbal liqueur or bitters, drunk as a digestif and apéritif. It was created by court physician Josef Zwack in 1790, and now the liqueur is world-famous. Unicum is today produced by Zwack company according to a secret formula of more than forty herbs; the drink is […]

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Jaan Paan Liqueur

The Exotic Jaan Liqueur  Jaan is an Hindi/Urdu word with many meanings, the most common being life and love. This exotic liqueur offers the mystic flavours and aromas of Paan which has been enjoyed in the East for thousands of years. Paan is a betel leaf wrap containing various exotic spices. Paan is very common in […]

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Styles Of Tequila

Styles Of Tequila BLANCO – It is also called silver, white, or plata tequila. Most blanco tequilas are bottled after distillation. If stored, the spirit must not be kept longer than sixty days in stainless steel tanks or barrels. This style is usually strong in character. Blanco tequila is used in mixed drinks like ‘Margarita’ […]

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