Choosing a drink is about so much more than what you like the taste of. What you pick will have a strong impact on how people view you. Like it or not, we live in a world of first impressions and snap judgements. Ordering the wrong thing at the bar can easily make you seem […]
Alcohol and food are always a great combination, especially as alcohol will often make you want food anyway. But, with this list, we’re looking at alcohol and food from a very different direction. Specifically, we’re focusing on alcohol cocktails that have been inspired by food in some way.
Coffee is one of the most popular specialty drinks and it just so happens to pair very nicely with a host of different alcohols for some excellent coffee-infused cocktails. Many bartenders have shared their secret recipes online and you can replicate them at home with a little practice and a touch of panache. Everything from beer, rum, whiskey, and many other aromatic flavors such as herbal liqueurs and bitters are paired with cold brew, hot coffee, and even espresso for tasty and occasionally surprising combinations (coffee and cherry cola?! What?!?!).
Drinking before noon doesn’t have to mean that you are blasted before 12:00PM! Celebrating a raging all nighter on Friday with the hair of the dog can chill you out and make you semi-functional on Saturday. Sounds like a Corpse Reviver No. 2 is what you’re looking for. Still, sometimes there’s really no excuse other than […]
The amount of different cocktails that you can make is pretty much endless, but perhaps the most famous example of a cocktail is the classic martini. Much of that fame comes from the way that martinis are mentioned in novels and in films – particularly when it comes to James Bond or many of the classics.
At the same time, martinis tend to be popular because it is a simple cocktail. Essentially, a martini involves two ingredients, gin and vermouth. The ratio of these two spirts will vary considerably, but a classic martini is often viewed to have a 2:1 ratio of gin to vermouth or a 4:1 ratio, depending on who you ask. These are stirred with ice (and sometimes bitters) and then strained into a cocktail glass.