Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

Category: technique

Ice Spheres Revisited

A while back, we 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 we 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

Whiskey Smash

This past week we 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. 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 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.

Lavender Lemon Drop Cocktail

The Lemon Drop cocktail is actually quite new when you compare it to the age of some of the classics. Its invention is attributed to Henry Africa’s in San Francisco which

Infusion confusion? Not at all!

One of the easiest and most rewarding techniques to personalize your liquor cabinet is to do an infusion. Unless you have been living in a dry county for the past