5 results for tag: mixology


Mixing up the Perfect Old Fashioned

This old-fashioned method of crafting a cocktail has been around for almost 130 years, spending time in and out of the limelight. Lately, it's become more popular again, possibly thanks to the success of Mad Men and its title character's favorite beverage. We'll explore the ingredients and the perfect way to make your own old fashioned at home. For a little background, you should know a little bit about its history. In 1862, the book Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide: How To Mix Drinks was published, and in it were instructions from earlier days of bartending. A recipe for the “Old Fashioned Holland Gin Cocktail” called for crushing a small lump ...

Newbie’s Guide to Columbus Ohio Nightlife

Finding yourself in a new city can be tough for a number of reasons, especially when looking for things to do in your spare time. If you don't have friends who are knowledgeable about the local scene, check out these options for nightlife entertainment. One of the most popular areas of Columbus' nightlife scene is the Short North. This refers to an area just north of downtown Columbus populated with bars, art galleries, restaurants, shopping, and more. There are plenty of unique spots to visit, but one local favorite is Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar. They handcraft meads—wine made from honey—using high-quality local ingredients whenever ...

The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40

Despite the popularity of bourbon, we're focusing on scotch whiskies, so we created a list of the 10 best you can buy for $40 or less. The main difference between scotch and whisky is demographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the United States, mostly in Kentucky. Scotch is made from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn. Now, on to the mouth-watering list! 10. Speyburn Arranta - $40 This single malt scotch was a new release in 2015 and is exclusively on sale for the United States. Speyburn uses first-fill ex-bourbon casks to age Arranta, which is named ...

How to Mix a Moscow Mule

Impress your guests and mix up this popular and refreshing cocktail that everyone is obsessed with right now! The Moscow Mule doesn't take many ingredients to make, and the process is simple. All you'll need is ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice. Ingredients: 4-6 oz Roake ginger syrup (Gosling's for n/a, or Crabbie's for an extra kick—it's alcoholic) 2 oz Absolut vodka ½ oz fresh lime juice Slice a lime wedge and squeeze it into a copper Moscow Mule mug or Collins glass, then drop the wedge in as well. Add 3-4 ice cubes, then pour in 2 ounces of vodka. Fill the remainder with chilled ginger beer, stir with stirring rod, and serve. ...

Pioneers of the American Bar

When you hear the words entertainer and bartender, what images do you conjure? A salacious smile, maybe some whirls and twirls of libation bottles ala Tom Cruise and Cocktail, but definitely a tasty refreshing beverage at the end, right? Did you ever stop to think where all that flare and showmanship originated? Jeremiah P. Thomas, Jerry, is considered the father of American mixology. He was born in 1830 in New York, first learned his craft in Connecticut, andthen honed it in California before returning to New York where he opened his first saloon, beneath P.T. Barnum’s American Museum. After a time he went on the road for several years, ...