Category: Barkeeping

Banana Syrup for Cocktails - How to make this delicious simple syrup

Everyone likes banana. Or do you know anybody who doesn't? And a delicious, homemade banana syrup is a winner in tropical cocktails and mocktails alike.

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Lime juice in cocktails - Bottled vs Squeezed vs Aged

Countless cocktail recipes require lime juice to balance out sweet components and the bite of alcohol. And many explicitly ask for freshly squeezed juice instead of bottled one, others even include aged lime juice. So, what's the difference?

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The History on why the Angostura bitters Label is so big

Bitters play an essential role when it comes to cocktails. And there is one brand, in particular, that comes to your mind immediately: Angostura bitters. I bet you at least heard of it, and very likely, you already noticed them in many bars.

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Essential Cocktail Ingredients for creating Cocktails at home

When visiting a cocktail bar, you are faced by an indefinite number of spirits, liqueurs and mixers. But which of all these cocktail ingredients is essential if you want to start your home bar?

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What are Cocktail bitters?

Cocktail bitters are truly unique. Two or three small dots of these mostly orange-brown elixirs can significantly alter the taste of a drink. But what are bitters, and how are they made?

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Demerara syrup - Rich and flavorful syrup for Cocktails

Demerara syrup with its rich earthy and caramel notes is a great way to increase the depth of flavor in your homemade cocktails. Demerara syrup is different from regular simple syrup. Despite being based on the same formula of 1 part water to 1 part sugar, it offers a lot more flavor. That extra zing comes from using Demerara sugar instead of traditional white sugar.

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Aquafaba vs Egg White in Cocktails - How you create amazing foam

Cocktails with a foamy top have been on a victory march for years already. The traditional ingredient for creating a mousse-like layer floating on top of your drink is using egg white. But that's not for everybody. Luckily, there's a vegan alternative called Aquafaba. But what is it, and how do you Aquafaba it in cocktails to create an amazing foamy top?

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How much is a Dram of Whiskey? The Story of Dramming

If you enjoy good Whiskey regularly, you might be familiar with the term dram. In case, you are not: "Dramming" describes the act of drinking Whiskey "by the dram". And what a Dram is, I will explain below.

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Are Cocktails Healthy? What You Need To Know About Alcoholic Drinks

Physicians say, alcohol is bad for our health. But then again, research shows a glass of wine can actually be beneficial for a healthy adult person. Most likely, both statements have a right to exists, as the effects depend strongly on the individual. So, are there circumstances under which a cocktail could be healthy?

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Ice Cube Stamps - Garnish your Cocktails with Branded Ice

If you came here, chances are you've been to a bar where they served cocktails with a stamped ice cubes because that's where branded ice cubes already gained popularity as a way to garnish cocktails. But you don't have to go to a bar to get this sophisticated cocktail garnish. You can also easily do them at home.

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