Whiskey Vs Bourbon Vs Scotch…What’s The Difference?

Whiskey Vs Bourbon Vs Scotch…What’s The Difference?

If all bourbon and Scotch are whisk(e)y, then what is whisk(e)y? What makes bourbon different from Scotch, and what makes Scotch different from whiskey? Why is whisk(e)y sometimes spelled with an E and sometimes without?   The world of whiskey can be a confusing...

A Bar Above’s Ultimate Guide To Vodka

A Bar Above’s Ultimate Guide To Vodka

Perhaps the most polarizing of spirits, today we’re talking all about vodka– from history to cocktails to brands. With rollercoaster-like popularity and a negative reputation in the craft cocktail community, this spirit has suffered a bad rap for many years now.

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How To Double Strain A Cocktail

How To Double Strain A Cocktail

If you’re not straining correctly, you may be over-diluting your cocktails with water or leaving herbs, bits of fruit, or pulp floating in your drink. I’m here to tell you about double straining and why it’s an easy technique that’ll make your cocktails that much closer to the drinks you’d enjoy at a craft cocktail bar.

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Vodka Vs. Gin: Which To Choose?

Vodka Vs. Gin: Which To Choose?

If you have asked yourself if you’re supposed to use vodka or gin in a specific cocktail, don’t be embarrassed. I’m a professional bartender and cocktail competition competitor, and I ponder this question regularly. These spirits– like the gin vs vodka debate– are complex, engaging, and fun.

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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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