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…

Bartender Terms to Know Image REV
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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…

Magenta Sour - Whiskey Muse
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MAGENTA SOUR

Ginger and beet juice has got to be one of my favourite “green juice” flavour combinations. The spiciness from the ginger and earthy sweetness from the beets complement each other perfectly. For this beautifully hued sour, I’ve decided to use some beetroot powder which…

The Witch Hunter - Whiskey Muse
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THE WITCH HUNTER

Oh Strega, where have you been all my life? I recently have become obsessed with this vibrant yellow spirit (which gets its colour from saffron). Created in 1860 in Italy, this liqueur is herbal (fennel, mint), spice (anise, juniper) and sweetness. At 40% ABV…

Sand Castle Cocktail - Whiskey Muse
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SAND CASTLE

I love Scotch, I love cocktails and I love portmanteaus. So when someone first mentioned to me that “Scotchtails” were going to be a popular feature for many cocktail programs this year, all I could respond was “hell yes”! In 2017, I have been…

Thyme Line Cocktail - Whiskey Muse
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THE THYME LINE

As you know, when we eat and drink we recognize five main taste sensations: sweet, sour, bitter, saltiness and umami (savoury). And when you think about cocktails, many of them are prefaced around the first four tastes. Boulevardiers are bitter and sweet. Margaritas are…