Tag Archives: Syrup

• taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

              Taste on Melrose‘s new Spring/Summer cocktails are so beautiful they would not be out of place as an accessory for this gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress! Sometimes beauty is only skin deep but these cocktails are not just a pretty face. They are delicious, refreshing warm-day sippers created by […]

• 10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

          1. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Milagro Did you know that 91% of people prefer fresh margaritas over those made with a pre-packaged mix? If you fall in this category, “The Milagro Freshest Margarita” recipe is the perfect mix of classic cocktail with a creative twist. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Recipe 2. CRUZ […]

• Easy Guide: Making Simple Syrups For Your Cocktails

Easy Guide: Making Simple Syrups For Your Cocktails

Sweetness. It’s one of our four main tastes (yes, five if you count umami), and it’s a key component to any good drink, helping balance acid, bitterness and even booze. But have you ever tried to add sugar by the spoonful to a glass of iced coffee or a squeeze of honey directly into a […]

Love iced tea? Love vodka? Gotta have it: Graham’s Texas Tea Vodka

Love iced tea? Love vodka? Gotta have it: Graham’s Texas Tea Vodka

We, here, at BoozeNews.com don’t especially like flavored drinks be it coffee or booze so we approached this pretty bottle of Graham’s Texas Tea Vodka with a touch of, shall we say, skepticism. But drinking is our job, so we bit the bullet and sat down on a scorching hot day (there have been way […]

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• Got A Sodastream? Make Fizzy Vodka Cocktails

Got A Sodastream? Make Fizzy Vodka Cocktails

… With Sodastream’s help, I’m bringing you a range of vodka cocktail recipes for mums to relax with after ‘the bedtime hour’. Most people automatically think of mixing spirits with cola or lemonades, however Sodastream have a wonderful selection of fruit flavours and syrups, most of which use Stevia (a natural plant extract) as the […]

• Purim Themed Cocktails Including The Hammered Taschen

Purim Themed Cocktails Including The Hammered Taschen

“With most parties I throw I like to have a featured drink in addition to the normal beer, wine, and soda offering. What I have learned though is that the featured drink really must be made in bulk because you’ll be pinned to the bar making drink after drink if you plan to make them […]

• Holiday Cocktails: Shaken, Not Stirred

Holiday Cocktails: Shaken, Not Stirred

‘Tis the season for entertaining, and festive cocktails are in fashion for gatherings large and small. This season, shake things up a bit. Trade in the punch bowl for a cocktail shaker and serve up some easy, fun and delicious egg-based cocktails for guests. Eggnog is a must-have for the season, and most everyone agrees […]

Shaken & Stirred: Vinegars give NYC cocktails a new kick

Shaken & Stirred: Vinegars give NYC cocktails a new kick

When wine turns to vinegar, it’s past its prime. But vinegar in a cocktail is part of a timely drinking trend. Speakeasy-style bars across the city are using shrubs, which are vinegar-based syrups infused with fruit and spices, in cocktails. And local Asian restaurants are incorporating drinking vinegars, long considered healthy, into spirited libations. “Vinegar […]

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• Summer Cocktails at Border Grill

Summer Cocktails at Border Grill

Ah Summer! Refreshing cocktails to cool you on a lovely summer day…or evening. And, Border Grill has created some rejuvenating libations to go with their delectable food from south of the border. Six new cocktails looked beautiful and inviting and had some interesting ingredients – my favorite was the hoja santa leaf, which I’d never […]

• Spirits sweetened with honey…it’s the Bees Knees!

Spirits sweetened with honey…it’s the Bees Knees!

Honeybees must be working overtime to keep up with demand from bartenders. From cocktail classics to playful modern libations, honey is showing up on ever more San Francisco cocktail lists. For his version of the old-time cocktail Bee’s Knees, Slanted Door bar manager Erik Adkins uses honey syrup made by combining equal parts honey and […]

The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Names Next Mixology King

The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Names Next Mixology King

Denver’s Bryan Dayton to Compete in the First Ever Global Bartender Summit in London. On Monday, Sept. 12, 46 of the top mixologists from the United States and Canada, each of them having already proven themselves as their hometown’s mixology master, showcased their talents in Las Vegas as part of the USBG Bartender Summit sponsored […]

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• Coconut Water Cocktails

Coconut Water Cocktails

As a healthy alternative to coconut milk, bartenders are putting a new twist on coconut water-infused cocktails. A coconut-water infused cocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer night—plus it’s packed with potassium, a healthy alternative to coconut milk or Crème de Coconut. Bartenders are putting a new twist on a […]

• And the Most Inspired Bartender Crown Goes To…Mia Sarazen!

And the Most Inspired Bartender Crown Goes To…Mia Sarazen!

… Yesterday, cocktailinistas from the best bars around L.A. and O.C.—The Bazaar, Drago Centro, Rivera, Soho House, La Descarga, among them—competed for the Most Inspired Bartender crown, as doled out by the United States Bartender Guild and GQ. It was a long afternoon (the competition took over four hours), the drinks were strong, the sun […]

• Clarifying the Bartender vs. Mixologist Controversy in a Sane Way

Clarifying the Bartender vs. Mixologist Controversy in a Sane Way

I’m all for a well-made cocktail, except if it involves time, effort or money. Such is the dull attempt of Jason Kessler in his most recent Nitpicker column to draw a line between the craft of bartending and its supposed fetishism, mixology, as well as the hand-crafted cocktail and its absurd counterpart, the “potpourri-tini.” The […]

• Great Way To Try Grappa: Sage-Pear-Grappa Summer Punch

Great Way To Try Grappa: Sage-Pear-Grappa Summer Punch

This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Party Drink. I came up with this recipe to go with a pork dinner, when our sage bush was going wild. It’s fruity but not too sweet, summery but sophisticated. It pairs well with figs, dates, pesto, & pork. It’s also lovely, light, & summery […]