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Make Your Own Cocktails: The Collins Recipe Template

The Collins is a refreshing, effervescent classic cocktail that’s made with liquor (most commonly gin or bourbon), lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling water. This simple drink can be thought of as spiked sparkling lemonade, and it works incredibly well with literally every spirit. 

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How to Make the Best Cocktail Ice

Sponsored by Tovolo from Spectrum Diversified Designs The single most important ingredient in any drink isn’t the expensive spirit or even that freshly squeezed citrus juice. It’s the ice. It doesn’t have to be perfectly clear or hand-cut, but you want the best quality ice possible in your craft cocktails. What is craft ice? Very …

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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 deeper, and explore more flavored cocktail syrups including: orgeat, spice …

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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. We’ll also go over some basic rules of thumb you …

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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 at home! Don’t be intimidated by lengthy recipes requiring lots …

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