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How To Make Ice Shards

Well, we had our first real snowfall here in the Twin Cities today, so we figured what better time to say a few things about ice. We have written before

More Vintage Glassware

This weekend turned out to be a good one for glassware. As many of you know, we are big fans of recycling vintage glasses to showcase great cocktails. That usually

Antique Glassware

As many of you know, we have somewhat of an obsession with antiques. We love to buy antique glassware. Our interest doesn’t actually force us to buy every stem that

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 the

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