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How to Make Smoked Ice

It sounds impossible given that ice is frozen, and smoking involves heat, but the process of getting smoke flavor and aroma into a chunk of ice is not that difficult

Clear Ice

Frozen water is possibly the most important component of mixology, yet the availability of ice is simply assumed in most recipes and we focus our attention on the ingredients. Despite

Travel Bartending Kit

Eventually, every cocktail enthusiast is going to want to make a good drink away from home. Whether you’re invited to a party by someone who knows your dedication to the

Copita de Mezcal

A copita is just a little cup, and mezcal, as you might already know, is agave spirit—like tequila. It comes from the blue agave, a long-leafed desert succulent similar in

Organize Your Bitters

If you are like us, you have collected quite a few bitters brands over the years. Cocktail bitters typically come in “woozy” bottles for dashing small quantities into drinks. However,

Practical Glassware

Nothing showcases a unique cocktail like a unique cocktail glass. But, sometimes practicality is more important—we are talking function over form. Not everyone wants or needs the kind of variety

Holiday Gift Ideas 2015

It’s that time of the year when folks like to give gifts, and we know it’s sometimes difficult to find the perfect item for the mixologist in your life. Regular

Spotlight: Summit Sips Travel Cocktail Kit

Here’s a great gift idea for anyone that travels, especially during the upcoming holiday season. We call it the Summit Sips Travel Cocktail Kit. It has undergone some improvements after

Travel Cocktail Kit: Tested and Improved

Last December, we wrote about a fun DIY concept: The Summit Sips Travel Cocktail Kit. If you recall, this was based on a commercial product idea whereby the traveling cocktail

Travel Cocktail Kit

Not long ago, someone sent us the link to a clever gift item called the Carry On Cocktail Kit. We checked the link, read the descriptions, viewed the pictures and decided

Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are a stressful time for everyone. Finding the perfect gift for your loved ones is obviously a tricky task – you want them to absolutely love it. Whether