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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…

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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…

White Boulevardier - Whiskey Muse
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THE WHITE BOULEVARDIER

So I may be a bit late to the whole White Negroni train but I absolutely adore them at the moment. And while Negronis and Boulevardiers share similar ingredients, I haven’t seen the White Boulevardier catch on. Which is perfect for me to present…

Hotline Bling Cocktail - Whiskey Muse
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HOTLINE BLING COCKTAIL

You used to call me on my cell phone, late night when you need my love. And I know when that hotline bling, that could only mean one thing. For me at least, it meant you wanted to go for a drink after work.…

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WHISKEY FOR BEGINNERS – A Complete Overview

Hello darling, I see that you like whisk(e)y and are looking to learn more. Well, you’ve stopped in the right place! Nine months ago, I launched Whiskey Muse as a way to hold myself accountable to learning about the “water of life”. After reading…

13 whiskey cocktails you should know
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TOP 13 WHISKEY COCKTAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW

I’ve always subscribed to the anecdote: when life gives you lemons… grab some whiskey and make a damn good cocktail out of it. There are many ways to drink whiskey. Whether you like yours on the rocks, neat, as a shot, with coke or…