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Coconut Oil Washed Mint Julep

I’ve always found making summer cocktails with bourbon somewhat challenging, as I usually don’t mix bourbon with what most people presume to be summer ingredients – watermelon, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, etc. When I think of summer cocktails with Bourbon, personally, I think the classic Mint Julep is the way to go.

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coconut oil washed bourbon

DIY Mixology – Fat Washing Spirits

I hope you can get past the rather unusual title here. When we are talking about cocktails, fat washing might sound bizarre or borderline discussing, but washing” alcohol with fats (and oils) is an excellent way to infuse without over seasoning while adding a unique texture to a spirit.

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kaffir lime cocktail

Kaffir Lime Summer Sipper with Peppermint Foam

If you are a frequent reader of our blog, then you might know that we love making, what we call, complex cocktails. And no, I don’t mean overly complicated drinks or using rare ingredients and unusual combinations of flavors that no one has thought of mixing before. I’m talking about paying attention to more than just the initial taste when a cocktail hist your lips.

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the best ice cream cocktail

Amaro Guinness Float

With temperatures in the upper 80’s in July, boozy floats may just be the best thing since sliced bread. I mean, who wouldn’t want a fizzy cocktail topped with a touch of silky ice cream? I don’t know about you, but I think sipping on a boozy float by the pool might be my new summer tradition.

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easy watermelon cocktail

Mediterranean Watermelon Cocktail

The summer heat is in full swing this year, and everybody is looking for creative ways to chill their palates and find their oasis. Possibly with a drink in hand. With the emergence of handcrafted spirits, artisan sodas, and fancy kombuchas, freshly juiced watermelon often takes a back seat in summer cocktails in bars around the U.S.

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rum cocktail with banana shrub

Banana-Beer Cocktail (Sand and Hops)

As bartenders, our cocktail creations are often influenced by seasonal flavors and inspired by trending ingredients. But as cocktail enthusiasts ourselves, the thrill of trying out new booze and creating something different and exciting is what keeps us going forward. And yes, sometimes, we get our cocktail muse from the most unlikely of sources – like today’s inspiration, a Khordz glass…well, a mug to be more precise.

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banana nutmeg shrub virgin

Homemade Banana and Nutmeg Virgin Shrub (Banana Kompot)

I know that you probably don’t think cocktails when you hear bananas and I can’t really blame you for it. I mean they are virtually impossible to juice and muddling them wouldn’t get you anywhere either, but I’ve always said: “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” So let’s go bananas guys!

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Cherry caipirinha crush

Cherry Cachaca Crush

Now, it’s not like we ever need an excuse to have a cocktail around here, but with wretchedly high temperatures this summer, we thought sipping on a Caipirinha (or in this case variation of it) might be the perfect way to revive ourselves, get a break from the torching hot sun and introduce you to something new and exciting.

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cherry syrup with black peppercorn

Cherry & Black Peppercorn Syrup

When you think of cherries, you’re probably thinking cherry pie or cherry Garcia ice cream, or God forbid, Maraschino cherry in an Old Fashioned. But iconic desserts and fake garnishes is not what cherries are all about. From a delightful brandied cherry in a classic Manhattan to deliciously crafted liqueurs such as Luxardo, cherries have a long-standing relationship with craft cocktails

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Pistachio Cocktail with Bourbon

Even though for many, hopping on the healthy bandwagon again this summer includes some serious cocktail tweaking, kale infusions and just plan sketchy substitutions , making low-calorie cocktails is just not our thing. And while we are hopeless romantics, believing that cocktails should have a fair amount of booze, and yes some sugar, we love the idea of using super foods, such as pistachios, as a cocktail ingredient.

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the best wedding cocktail

Wedding Cocktail with Rose Wine Floater

The crisis of “should I have wine or a cocktail?” is something we hear at weddings all the time! Might seem silly, but the struggle to answer this question is real 🙂 …and then an idea came to us. Lets combine the best of both worlds of booze and wine, and “marry” them into a cocktail that will quickly solve the drinking dilemma. Of course, the New York sour came to mind. The classic whisky sour topped with red wine is a gorgeous cocktail, but there was something about red wine and white dresses that didn’t sit well with us.

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classic champagne cocktail recipe

Champagne Cocktail

Classic cocktail videos in under a minute

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Spicy Casamigos Tequila Cocktail

Making spicy margaritas can be like playing with fire – fun but a little risky. It seems like everyone is hollering for muddled jalapenos in their tequila cocktails these days, but the reality is that you never know how spicy a jalapeño will turn out to be. Sometimes a whole pepper is not enough to pack a punch and other times a single slice is enough to have you run for the milk.

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classic gin fizz recipe

Gin Fizz

Classic cocktail videos in under a minute