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8 Wildly Interesting Craft Gins & Vodkas

8 Wildly Interesting Craft Gins & Vodkas

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, let’s say variation is the highest form of fandom. And maybe it’s fair enough that both gin and vodka have gotten minor makeovers. Pillars of the spirits industry, gin and vodka tend to be politely misunderstood or politely taken for granted (and yes, gin aficionados, we excuse […]

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Pineapple Negroni [RECIPE]

Pineapple Negroni [RECIPE]

Over the past year the Negroni has taken on a life of its own. Renowned for its strong, bitter flavor profile, the classic cocktail has become incredibly popular, partly because it’s many-a bartenders’ first choice at the end of a long shift. Although most would say the drink is perfect the way it is, I’ve taken the liberty of […]

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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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The 7 Gins For Making The Perfect Negroni

The 7 Gins For Making The Perfect Negroni

While the Negroni has long been a classic cocktail, this Italian drink is coming back in style with full force. Any cocktail bar worth its salt has the ingredients in stock to whip you up a Negroni. The components are simple (gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth), but the outcome is far from basic. For all […]

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The 9 Best Gins To Use In A Martini

The 9 Best Gins To Use In A Martini

Contrary to what James Bond thinks, a true martini is made with gin. What separates gin from vodka is its characteristic botanicals. While 51% of these botanicals are comprised of juniper, the others are left up to the imagination of the distiller. There’s gin flavored with everything from rose petals to hops. These funky gins […]

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How To Make Your Vodka Taste Better

How To Make Your Vodka Taste Better

Vodka isn’t for everyone. Even some people who love vodka have a few bottles lying around that they aren’t as fond of as others. In those situations, don’t dump the vodka down the drain, make bathtub gin instead! Bathtub gin isn’t really gin – to make real gin you’d have to actually be at a […]

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9 Gins For Gin Haters

9 Gins For Gin Haters

Gin is a polarizing spirit. You’ll find fist-pumping juniper enthusiasts and people who insist they don’t do gin. For some reason, it seems that many people have had one bad experience with gin and are therefore never willing to try it again. Moreover, a lot of people aren’t fond of the distinct piney flavor of […]

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