Creating Cocktails

Guide to Citrus Peel Cocktail Garnishes

Guide to Citrus Peel Cocktail Garnishes

This photo guide will teach you how to create some of the best known citrus peel garnishes, as well as offer some helpful tips for creating my signature carved citrus peels like the image above. Follow me on Instagram for more garnish inspiration!

The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part Three

The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part Three

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part Three! In Part One, we covered the basics of simple syrups and storing them, in Part Two we started exploring flavored simple syrups made with fruits and herbs, like grenadine. Now we’re going to go even …READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part Two

The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part Two

In Part One of the Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups, we went over the basics of simple syrup, including how to make demerara and honey syrups, and how to best store cocktail syrups. Now we’ll cover flavored cocktail syrups, including the classic cocktail staple, grenadine. …READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part One

The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part One

Home-made, custom cocktail syrups are one of those special ingredients that can completely transform a drink. Whether it’s basic simple syrup, demerara syrup, a fun seasonal flavor combination syrup like lavender strawberry, or a classic like grenadine, you can easily make it and enjoy it …READ MORE

The Classic Daiquiri

The Classic Daiquiri

The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail combining white rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. This simple trio of ingredients creates one of the most delicious classic drinks, and it’s also easy enough for anyone to make and enjoy at home! You may also like …READ MORE

4 Ways to Upgrade Your Vodka Soda

4 Ways to Upgrade Your Vodka Soda

The Vodka Soda is pretty much the un-cocktail. It’s typically meant to be as tasteless and chuggable (is that a word?) as possible. Admittedly, most of the time when I thought of a Vodka Soda, I thought of a drink meant to induce drunkenness with as few calories as possible. And that’s about it. I definitely dismissed it altogether for a while there. But it was actually my aversion to it made me want to do some tweaking and throw a few back in the name of R&D. After trying a bunch of easy variations, I’m ready to stand behind the Vodka Soda as a really fun and delicious cocktail template.