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Why Don’t We Swirl Cocktails?

Why Don’t We Swirl Cocktails?

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.

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The History Of The Jigger

The History Of The Jigger

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 […]

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Insider Guide: How To Upgrade Your Gin And Tonic

Insider Guide: How To Upgrade Your Gin And Tonic

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 […]

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Cocktail Bar Attire For The Lady Who Sips

Cocktail Bar Attire For The Lady Who Sips

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 […]

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