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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 Perfect Gin and Tonic

The Gin and Tonic is a quintessential summer cocktail. At its simplest, this classic drink requires just two components. But choose high quality ingredients and finish with some thoughtful garnishing and you can make this simple gin cocktail truly extraordinary. Often regarded as just a warm weather drink, with a few tweaks, this refreshing G&T transitions easily to fall and winter happy hours.

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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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How to Photograph Drinks like a Pro

Photographing cold drinks like cocktails can be challenging. There are reflections, melting ice, and condensation to deal with, not to mention unforeseen lighting issues and wilting garnishes. Fortunately, once you understand how to light them and have a few pro tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be able to instantly improve your drink photos!

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5 Easy (and Beautiful) Cocktail Garnishes

Last updated: February 9, 2021 This photo garnish guide will take you through five simple but beautiful cocktail garnishes that you can easily make at home, no matter your skill level. We’ll cover how to create them, some pro tips for making them look perfect every time, as well as what kind of drinks go …

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