Author: Randy Hanson

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Mixologist

For some people it’s a burden and for others it’s a joy窶杯hat time of the year when everyone is expected to exchange gifts. Whether or not you enjoy the holiday

Pomegranates and How to Make Grenadine

This time of the year, at least in Minnesota, you start to see fresh pomegranates in the produce section of supermarkets. When we spotted boxes of them at Costco the

So You Wanna Make A Great Cocktail

You can do it. we know you can, because we believe anyone can, provided they understand that the best cocktails consist of three basic elements: Great recipe Great ingredients Great

How to make Tonic Water

We were never a Gin & Tonic fan, but all of that changed last year when we read Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s post about making tonic from scratch. Of course, his wasn’t

Understanding Simple Syrup

If you have been reading along, you have probably seen us mention simple syrup. In most cases, we try to briefly explain, but you may be wondering, What is it?

Where To Get The Best Cocktails

In case you haven’t noticed, cocktails are improving. Slowly but surely, a wind of change is sweeping across the world. The exchange of information is happening at a record pace,

Homemade Cranberry Liqueur, Part 1

Well, it’s that time of the year when apples start to replace the tomatoes at farmer’s market. Last weekend, a vendor was selling bags of fresh cranberries, so we decided

How To Make Spheres of Ice

In a recent article, we described the importance of ice in your cocktail, describing the different kinds of ice you may want to use depending on what you are drinking.

Mexican Cane Sugar Coca Cola at Costco

Depending on how old you are, you might not even remember the actual taste of the Real Thing. We are not talking about differences between Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Coca