Category: Barkeeping

Cream of Coconut vs Coconut Cream

Have you ever asked yourself: what's the difference between cream of coconut and coconut cream? Well, you should, because, again, the two are far from being the same thing. But don't worry, I got you covered, as those things are far from being the same.

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How to make simple syrup for cocktails

Simple syrup is one of the basic cocktail ingredients and indispensable when you want to get the balance of your drinks right.

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Malting, Mashing, Fermentation, and Distillation - How to Make Alcohol

We all know numerous types of alcoholic beverages. Beer, wine, and spirits are considered the main categories. And to make them, different techniques and steps are required like brewing, mashing, fermentation, distillation, or filtration. In the following, I will explain these procedures and how they differ for the different types of spirits. Malting Malting is […]

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Peychaud's vs. Angostura Bitters - What is the Difference?

The beauty of cocktail bitters is that just a few drops are enough to alter and enhance the flavor of your drink. You can create whole new layers of flavor just by using a dash of bitters. That is also the reason why bitters are essential ingredients for making cocktails in today's cocktail culture. Two […]

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The Best Gin and Tonic Glass

There are countless Gins on the market, and it seems the selection of possible Gin glasses is almost equally big. So, is there an ideal Gin and Tonic Glass?

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Pink Dragon Fruit Syrup - How to Make it For Your Cocktails

Dragon fruit is a fruit coming from a special type of cactus. And while the white-fleshed dragon fruits are quite common all over the world, the rarer pink dragon fruit is hard to get in many countries. Even in South-East Asia where they're widely grown, the pink version is a lot more expensive than the […]

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The 8 Best Smartphone Apps for Mixology & Cocktails

These eight Apps for your Smartphone can make your life easier when making cocktails at home.

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How to make clear ice cubes at home

Have you ever gaped at one of those fancy cocktails with see-through crystal clear ice cubes and thought that it must be fake? Just to realize a little later, that it is actual ice. These clear ice cubes not only exist, but they also come in all kinds of shapes like large cubes, ice spheres, […]

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What is a Dash? And how much is it?

Today, cocktail recipes are measured to perfection. They are asking for ingredients measured in oz, tablespoons, bar spoons, and even drops. But then there is also the occasional dash, and it's hard to judge what exactly that means.

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How many ounces in a shot glass - Shot sizes around the world

When ordering a shooter at a bar in a foreign country, you probably don't give a second thought to how many ounces are in this shot. And why would you? But, depending on where you go in the world, you'll get completely different things.

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