You’ve tried it, maybe you failed miserably, or maybe you got a few good revolutions, took a sniff, and then downed the whole glass. Mic drop. Swirling wine, well, it’s a thing. Whether it’s a necessary thing—or as necessary, or as necessarily aggressive—as some people make it out to be, that’s another story.
Maybe you’re standing over a smoking engine. Maybe you’re trying to negotiate lower loan rates for that crushing debt you have. Maybe you’re trying to politely wiggle your way out of yet another office “empowerment retreat.” Whatever the situation may be, at some point we’ve all realized that a lot of what we learned in […]
We know the jigger. We love the jigger. We love to watch as a bartender pours quantities of alcohol into the jigger, flips it, and pours more. But where did this curious little tool come from? And how did it get it’s name? It’s not the weirdest term in the drinking world—there’s always “Scuppernong”—but jigger […]
It’s a new year, with lots of bright new opportunities for absolutely blowing something. And while we can’t help you reconsider that ironic Trump tattoo or drunkenly adopting seven cats, we can help you fix the mistakes you’ve been making behind your home bar. Here are just a few quick fixes to some common mixing mistakes.
You know the scene: loud bar, terrible song playing, reasonably tired bartender staring bullets at you as you sweat about your drink choice. Your mind goes for something familiar, something trustworthy, reliably so-so: “Gin and tonic!” Except you get it, and it’s, well, a Gin and Tonic, but not much more. And here you are […]
I adore dressing up. For most of my life, I attended schools that had pretty strict dress codes, leading me to get super creative (and often theatrical) in my attire. I’ve since then calmed down, but if there’s one place to get a little festive, it’s a cocktail bar. Cocktail bars aren’t always fancy, but […]