EUREKA! THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEMONS AND LIMES

EUREKA! THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEMONS AND LIMES

It’s well known that fresh citrus fruits are a vital part of a cocktail program – But how exactly do you know when to use lemon juice vs lime juice? This super old video goes back to the basics, and I talk about some of the differences between lemons…

Elderflower Cocktail

Elderflower Cocktail

Photo via UnsplashSAGE ADVICE: A GIN ELDERFLOWER COCKTAIL There are lots of delicious elderflower cocktails-- many of which use fresh lemon juice-- but today's recipe from bartender Rob is a beautiful cocktail mixing equal ounces gin and elderflower liqueur with lime...

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DARK RUM VS. LIGHT RUM ARTICLE

DARK RUM VS. LIGHT RUM ARTICLE

Photo by Jia Jia Shum via UnsplashI say with endearing reverence and no shame that I think of pirates when I think of rum. Who wouldn’t? Hanging on a beach or a boat in the open ocean… There are fewer things more synonymous with that than rum.  A BRIEF HISTORY OF RUM...

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BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR COCKTAIL LOVERS

BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR COCKTAIL LOVERS

Photo copyright A Bar AboveBIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR COCKTAIL LOVERSPhoto via UnsplashWe love doing holiday gift guides here at A Bar Above– and of course, some of our awesome recommendations can apply all year round– but I thought it would be fun to expand our scope a...

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Tom Collins

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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Gimlet

It’s surprising that we’ve never actually covered a gimlet before! This gin cocktail usually features two or three ingredients, depending on how you make it– super simple! A vodka gimlet is a common replacement for the classic gimlet drink, so if you’re not into gin, feel free to substitute vodka instead.

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Fog Cutter

This gorgeous drink is the work of Tony Kennedy from our Craft Cocktail Club. With summer right around the corner, this is the perfect lounging-in-the-sun drink!

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