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Bourbon 101: Types, Flavour Profiles, Regulations + More!

Hello darlings! As mentioned, I’m pleased to officially launch the Whiskey Muse YouTube Channel today! I don’t know about you, but while I love reading about whisk(e)y, sometimes, I appreciate watching/listening to a video instead and I found that there was a serious lack of consistent…

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Sherry 101: And How It Influences Whisk(e)y

I recently visited my 90-something year old grandmother in Victoria, BC and as I stepped into her dining room my eyes immediately focused on a bottle of Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Sherry. Excited, I asked her about it, and she noted that for decades, she’d…

Perfectly Fine Manhattan - Whiskey Muse
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PERFECTLY FINE MANHATTAN

I want to start off with one of my favourite quotes by Sonya Parker who says “I’m not perfect, I’ll never be perfect, but I’m perfectly fine with that.” I had always drank my Manhattans in the classic format with bourbon, sweet vermouth and…

Okanagan Sparkle - Whiskey Muse
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OKANAGAN SPARKLE

As we enter into August, the summer cocktail keep coming here on Whiskey Muse. Today I’ve been inspired by some of the awesome fruits that are currently in season at the local farmer’s markets: raspberries, peaches and apricots. Instead of doing a white wine…

RED VELVET #2 - Whiskey Muse
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RED VELVET #2

Mamma always said to eat your fruits and vegetables, and boy, have I got the solution for her. Savoury meets sweet meets frothy, this cocktail is definitely something different from the norm. I’m not quite sure if it’s “healthy” per se, but it definitely…

Nova Kane Tiki Cocktail - Whiskey Muse
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NOVA KANE – TIKI COCKTAIL

This year is my first year at Tales of the Cocktail, and as one of the first activities that we did before the conference commenced this week was go to Latitude 29, an incredible Tiki Bar located in the French Quarter. As us eight…

Dragonfruit + Mint Champagne Cocktail
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SPARKLING DRAGON FRUIT COCKTAIL

Beautiful in colour(s) yet mild in flavour, dragon fruits are a peculiar and intriguing fruit. I am always looking for ways to incorporate them into cocktails, whether it be as a garnish or muddled into the drink itself. Today’s cocktail is like a mint…

Bourbon Sweet Tea
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BOURBON SWEET TEA #2

The summer is warming up and sometimes you just need a good refreshing long drink to quench your thirst and keep you cool. Enter sweet tea. Great on porches, great by the pool, or while you’re blogging at your home office desk. INGREDIENTS 60…

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13 Syrups/Mixers Made Simple [For Non-Bartenders]

When we look at different industries there is a certain jargon or technical language that the inexperienced may find overwhelming. In cooking, knowing the difference between chopping, mincing, julienning or batonnetting is important for food preparation – but in layman’s terms they’re all ways…