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Technically Saturday: Your Guide to Types of Beer

Although this blog doesn’t often discuss beer, it is occasionally used in the cocktails.  Talking about beer as though it is all the same is just about as oblivious as assuming that every distillery that produces whisk(e)y,  be it in

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Technically Saturday: How to Make Honey Whiskey at Home!

For those who are a fan of flavored whiskey’s, cinnamon and honey are the two kings.  While cinnamon whiskey offers a great burn and burst of flavor, honey whiskey presents a smooth sweetness that is hard to beat.  In a

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Technically Saturday: The Differences Between Bourbon and Whisk(e)y

The distinction of  what the differences between bourbon, whiskey, and whisky really are is often a confusing subject for people.  When I saw this set of info-graphics prepared by Maker’s Mark, I thought it would be a great opportunity to

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Technically Saturday: How Much Juice Will I Get from That Fruit?

Fresh citrus juices are one of the most important ingredients in any cocktail that uses them.  Bottled “fresh-squeezed” juices are a decent substitute, but nothing really can beat the taste of a fresh squeezed orange or lime in your cocktail.

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Technically Saturday: The Basics of Substituting Cocktail Ingredients

There are few things quite as frustrating as finding a great cocktail recipe only to realize that you don’t have all of the ingredients to make it.  Or that some of the ingredients are so expensive that you will never

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Technically Saturday: 10 Tips for Flaming Drink Safety & Success

There are many shots and mixed drinks which call for being lit on fire.  Flaming cocktails or shots are usually made by floating a layer of high-proof alcohol (such as Bacardi 151 or grain alcohol like Everclear).  Flaming a drink

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Technically Saturday: How to Layer Cocktails

Layering cocktails can be both fun and impressive.  Layering drinks means that each spirit or liquor doesn’t mix with the other ingredients in the drink and can be done in several ways.  The easiest way is to use two ingredients

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Technically Saturday: How to Make the Perfect Water for Cocktails

This time it is all about the water.  And no, this isn’t a post about how it is necessary to save the oceans or whether there is enough clean water to support  the growing world population.  As important as this

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Technically Saturday: 4 Steps to Blending Perfect Drinks

Blended frozen drinks don’t have to be bad, they just usually are.  With a bit of care you can make a tasty balanced drink that isn’t too sweet.  But it isn’t just the recipe, the technique for blending a cocktail

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Nick McAfee
Nick McAfee is a student of Princeton University and is passionate about mixology. As a student with a low monthly income, he has developed ways to create simple cocktails with complex flavors from inexpensive ingredients. Learn more about Nick and Broke & Thirsty.
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