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Tag Archives: Lime juice

• It’s National Watermelon Day! How about a watermelon cocktail?!

It’s National Watermelon Day! How about a watermelon cocktail?!

Although National Hamburger Day and National Ice Cream Sandwich Day are officially over, today is another special day!  August 3rd is National Watermelon Day.   As the temperature continues to climb, folks are finding ways to keep cool during the stifling heat and high humidity that has plagued a good portion of America.  What could be […]

• Summer Cocktails: How to tell a buck from a fizz

Summer Cocktails: How to tell a buck from a fizz

Cocktail nerds like me love taxonomy. We’re forever discussing issues of classification and categorization. What’s the difference between a sling and a toddy? How exactly does one define a punch? Is a daisy related to a cobbler? It’s all a little obsessive, because when it comes to classic cocktails, the differences often boil down to […]

• Ready to RUMble

Ready to RUMble

Not being a regular rum drinker other than old school rum & coke, and oh, mojitos in Havana, I was lucky to be sent a bottle each of Cockspur Aged Reserve Rum and Cockspur Bajan Crafted Rum 12 to try. As luck would have it, I was having a dinner party and thought it would […]

• Serve summertime cocktails by the pitcher full

Serve summertime cocktails by the pitcher full

It’s almost summertime, and the living can be just a little bit easier with pitcher cocktails. Whether you’re mixing up a batch of margaritas for friends in your backyard or ordering a round of mai tais for the table, pitchers are a quick and easy way to rethink your drink for a crowd. At Spoonbar […]

• Cocktails: You’re Making Them All Wrong!

Cocktails: You’re Making Them All Wrong!

If you ever have the opportunity to watch legendary bar chef Tony Abou-Ganim in action, don’t turn it down. There are several reasons for this: first, he’s the definitive expert in mixology and bartending today. Second, his jokes (“what lasts longer: your marriage or a bottle of Angostura bitters?”) will have you clutching your gut. […]

• Watch out for lime juice or you could get 'Mexican beer dermatitis'

Watch out for lime juice or you could get 'Mexican beer dermatitis'

Beware of the lime slice, if you’re a big fan of Mexican beers or a bartender serving them. That beer and the juice of an accompanying lime could create a potent combination for your skin called “Mexican beer dermatitis.” Dermatologist Dr. Scott Flugman, of Huntington Hospital in New York, reported in the Archives of Dermatology […]