Ah, the age-old question for the experienced bartender and cocktail enthusiast alike: Which is the best type of cocktail shaker for your bar? Your three options are the French shaker/Parisian shaker, the Boston, and the cobbler (also known as the three-piece cocktail shaker).
Cointreau and Grand Marnier are both French orange liqueurs (triple sec and curaçao liqueurs, respectively) that are often confused for one another, although they are actually a bit different and not entirely interchangeable. Although they both have the same alcohol content at 40%, the differences in weight and flavor profile of these two well-known brands […]
While they do have quite a bit in common, Cointreau and Grand Marnier are actually considered to be different styles of orange liqueur, as they are made in different ways. Their sweetness and flavor profile also differ slightly and can produce different results in cocktails. Then which should you use? TRIPLE SEC VS COINTREAU: WHAT […]
THE DAIQUIRI VS MARGARITA When I think of the Margarita vs. the Daiquiri, I can’t really decide which I prefer. I mean, when you think of relaxing in the heat, both are perhaps the most essential summer drinks. Well, maybe the mojito, too. Either way, they share good company. Classic Margaritas and Daiquiris are darn […]
EASY COCKTAILS AND LOBSTER APPETIZER PAIRINGS TO SERVE AT A COCKTAIL PARTY Editor’s Note: We’ve paired up with Kevin Fagan of Lobster Anywhere to guest write an article that marries our two companies: lobster and cocktails. Kevin graciously wrote this article about cocktail party appetizers to share with our readers, and our A Bar Above […]
There are fewer cocktails in the world that are as well known as the mojito, especially on a tropical beachfront or even poolside on a hot, sunny day.