Category: technique

The Soda Siphon

Call it a soda siphon, a syphon or a seltzer bottle—it’s a pressurized container for dispensing carbonated water. Remember The Three Stooges or the Marx Brothers shaking bottles and spraying

The Riff

With The Fourth of July weekend coming, I suppose I could have found some cockail to evoke US patriotism, or perhaps one that includes the colors of the flag. Instead,

BarSmarts™ Mixology Course

Whether you are a seasoned professional or someone just getting interested in mixology, we highly encourage you to check out the BarSmarts™ program. Led by the famed team of partners

Sidecar

We had originally wanted to feature the Brandy Crusta for the Drink of the Week, but the key to that cocktail is getting a full peel of a lemon to

Ice Spheres Revisited

A while back, I posted a lengthy description about How To Make Ice Spheres. If you recall, spheres of ice that fill your glass originated in Japan where they are

Absinthe

There are several wonderful cocktails that I wanted to feature as Drinks Of The Week that contain absinthe, a strong, herbal spirit that was illegal for many years in the

Caipirinha

It’s one thing to be able to make this drink, but it’s something else to be able to pronounce it! For those of you who don’t speak Portuguese, we are

Antique Shows and Crushed Ice

We enjoy antique shopping. It’s often furniture that most people associate with antiques, and we are constantly on the lookout for new pieces. But in addition to all of the

DOTW Followup: Whiskey Smash

This past week I wrote about the Whiskey Sour, a classic recipe that, if prepared properly, exhibits a lusciously smooth mouth-feel and a wonderful foamy head—not to mention an important

Whiskey Sour

It might not sound like a very exciting drink this week, but chances are you have never had this drink properly prepared. A well-executed Whiskey Sour has the perfect balance

So You Wanna Make A Great Cocktail

You can do it. I know you can, because I believe anyone can, provided they understand that the best cocktails consist of two basic elements: Great ingredients Great technique—with the