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After recovering from Tales of the Cocktail, we’re back this week to talk about using flower waters in cocktails. The two most common flower waters are rose water and orange blossom water. To be honest, we don’t know that we’ve … Continue reading
Sometimes you’re in the mood for one of your favorite cocktails and then, to your horror, you discover that you don’t have a key ingredient. What to do? You try a substitution and see what happens. 🙂
This week, we play around with fizzes, a versatile style of drink that lends itself to hot weather quite well. We were inspired when we came across our bottle of sloe gin while searching the cupboard for a different ingredient, … Continue reading
High summer has come early in Seattle this year, which means we’re seeing lots of sun and very little rain. The sage, thyme, rosemary and other dry-season herbs are loving it, so we have plenty to harvest from the garden. … Continue reading
As we move towards summer, we decided this week to experiment with dilution strategies. You have a dilution strategy planned, don’t you? If not, read on to see what we found out.
We recently received some complimentary Moscow Mule mugs from Buxxu. (See our Samples policy for what it means that we’re talking about them). With that as an excuse, we decided to try some different ginger beers/ales in a Moscow Mule … Continue reading
Last week’s post was all about iterating on an existing recipe. This week, we decided to talk about one of the other things we like to experiment with here at Booze Nerds HQ, trying different types of the same ingredient. We … Continue reading
When we find a drink we like, we like to iterate on it by sticking with the same flavors but playing with ingredients or proportions. It’s a great exercise to help you learn more about exactly why you liked the … Continue reading
This week we decided to look at the difference of shaking vs. stirring a drink. The accepted wisdom is that anything with fruit juice should be shaken and anything clear should be stirred. We’ve always assumed that this is for … Continue reading