Category: tools

Queen’s Park Swizzle

There may be snow on the ground, but we can’t help thinking about the garden. Kale will appear at the farmers market in Portland this week, and that makes us

Mini Measuring Cup Mod

People sometimes assume all that separates the expert from the common person are the tools they use. Of course, there’s usually a lot more to it than that. Knowledge, experience,

Buying Basic Glassware Basics

Obsessive (Compulsive?) We don’t have everything on our bottle wish list, but we are a little embarrassed to admit that with all of the spirits, liqueurs, syrups and bitters in

Holiday Gifts for the Mixologist

Last year, we put together a comprehensive list of important gift items for the Mixologist. It’s still a good list, but this year, we decided to take a slightly different

Cocktail on a Stick

There’s a class of cocktails out there called the swizzle. They can contain any variety of ingredients but are often rum-based with a “Tiki” flair. A swizzle can be a Punch

Squeezing Fresh Citrus

Making a great cocktail takes time, and if you have tried to recreate any of the recipes here, you know that the results are worth waiting for. But, during those

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

Mint Julep

This week’s Drink Of The Week is the Mint Julep. With Derby Day just around the corner and a spring that started early in the midwest, it’s time to get

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

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

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