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Rachel Eva
Sour Cocktail Family & The Whiskey Sour

Sour Cocktail Family & The Whiskey Sour

July 19, 2018 / Rachel Eva The Whiskey Sour is a classic of a classic drink.  In it's simplest form, it's one of the basic building-block recipes: spirit + sour + sweet.  That's really what a "sour" cocktail is.  The Sour Cocktail Family When cocktails share the same basic specifications, they're referred to as a "family."  There are a lot of cocktail families we'll be writing about in the coming months: Duos and Trios, Fizzes and Daisies, Cobblers and Bucks and  Juleps and Highballs... so be sure to join the Cocktail Club to get the next installment! The Sour Family of Cocktails combines a...

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Rachel Eva

NAPIER STANK

  I asked Shawn Michael to make a preview video of the Napier Jigger with one of our production samples.  He turned out a music video instead, and initially titled it "Napier Stank" - to which i immediately wrinkled my nose - ha!  You'll get the reference when you turn the volume up.   We've been working practically nonstop since November on this project.  We haven't posted all of our production updates here on the blog, but you can catch up with the Napier Jigger Product Development process (if you're interested in some heavy late-night reading) over in our Kickstarter Project...

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Take Me to the Dark Side... The Black Manhattan Cocktail

Take Me to the Dark Side... The Black Manhattan Cocktail

July 5, 2018 / Rachel Eva The Black Manhattan is one of my favorite drinks. I don't have one very frequently, but it's infused with so much memory and significance that every time Shawn Michael makes one at home, I'm transported back about 4 years to when we first started this barware business. We've always been into food and beverages from a culinary perspective.  We just like to eat and drink.  But not any food and drink.... I guess you could say we're kind of picky. The experiences we enjoy the most are flavorful, artistic, fresh, and most of all, provide...

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The Negroni Cocktail and it's brooding cousin: The Boulevardier

The Negroni Cocktail and it's brooding cousin: The Boulevardier

May 31, 2018 / Rachel Eva With Negroni week just around the corner, we've been stirring up a few more of one of our favorite drinks in anticipation... the NEGRONI, duh!   History of The Negroni Cocktail The Negroni has become one of the godfathers of the suite of cocktails we call "classic." Any bartender worth the olive in your martini should know how to make one. The cocktail is most commonly credited to Count Camillo Negroni, who decided he wanted an Americano with a bit more of a kick, and swapped the soda water out for gin. That was...

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