• Belvedere Intense Unfiltered 80 Vodka

    Belvedere Intense Unfiltered 80 Vodka

    A great example of the next wave of vodka is Belvedere Intense Unfiltered 80 Vodka Made from Polish rye, Belvedere Unfiltered preserves more of the flavor and characteristics of a rye-based spirit while still maintaining the easy drinkability and clean finish that vodka drinkers..

     
  • Scary Good Spirits & Drinks for Your Halloween Parties

    Halloween Punch

    When it comes to making drinks for your Halloween party, the last thing you want to do is be stuck at your bar shaking cocktails all night. Halloween also isn’t the time to be busting out your finest spirits. During Halloween people are less concerned with the complexity of your single malt scotch whiskey than they are about the cool costumes. There are two great options with spirits to make your Halloween party a hit: Punches and Sweet Spirits. The first (and probably best) option for Halloween parties are punches.  Punches actually pre-date cocktails when people used sugar, spice, fruit and water to help take the edge off of high-proof spirits.  The same concept works amazingly well now and with all the prep work easily done well before your Halloween party, you can be free to enjoy the festivities.

     
  • 4th of July Cocktail – Whiskey Sour

    4th of July Cocktail – Whiskey Sour

    We at Drink Spirits have been doing a lot of sampling and research to come up with the perfect summer cocktail to celebrate the 4th of July. The criteria we came up with for the drink: It had to be easy drinking Good for hot weather Easy to make Ingredients that you could easily get during the summer It had to be delicious Sorting and sifting through the various spirits categories, we decided that bourbon would be the perfect base spirit for a hot summer day. There are so many great bourbons out there that are affordable, so it seemed like a great place to start. There are a ton of bourbon drinks out there, with the simplest being the way Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Kevin Smith does it:

     
  • Introducing Juan Collins

    Juan Collins

    The Collins is a quintessential classic cocktail that combines gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and soda. As with many classic drinks, the origin is often up for debate. The Tom Collins first appears in the 1876 edition of Jerry Thomas’ “The Bartender’s Guide ” but (according to BAR) it got its start as a way to stretch out a Gin Punch using iced soda water at the Limmer Hotel in London. The Tom Collins has been made with gin, genever gin and old tom gin throughout various points in history and in 1874 was the brunt of a national joke (known as The Great Tom Collins hoax of 1874) where people would go around asking people if they’ve seen “Tom Collins”. The drink would evolve with American whiskey standing in the place of gin and taking on the name John […]

     
 
 
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