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What if you stumble across a recipe with cracked ice? You might be thinking to yourself, What the heck is cracked ice? and Ice is just frozen water … What does the size or shape have to do with anything? Well, turns out a lot.   While you might only give thought...

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Infusing Alcohol: Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

Hey there, DIYers! I know it seems like the holidays are far away, but if you're looking to make your own gifts for the holiday season this year, it's already time to start thinking about it! So here's our new obsession: Making vanilla extract at home. It makes an...
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Pisco Sour Recipe

This classic Pisco cocktail is a great example of how egg whites can create a smooth and velvety texture in cocktails.

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Gin and Tonic Recipe

The Gin and Tonic-- fondly referred to as a G&T-- is a classic gin cocktail that sure has stood the test of time. Its crisp and refreshing and super easy combination of gin, tonic water, and citrus garnish makes it a go-to choice for cocktail enthusiasts around...

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Tom Collins Recipe

While we’ve made several versions of a Collins (my personal favorite being with cranberries), we’ve never actually done a post on a traditional Tom Collins– the shame! This classic cocktail combines gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water for a refreshing drink.

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