Tiki 101: Understanding & Undertaking the Cult

When I first started getting into cocktails, Tiki drinks were a curiosity. I would see Greg from How to Drink ditch his plaid & apron for a Hawaiian shirt & eschew citrus zests for orchids, all while waxing poetically about complicated concoctions with rum, juices, & a multitude of other ingredients for which I had […]

What is Orange Liqueur?

From the Margarita to the most obscure tiki recipes, Orange Liqueur is one of the most ubiquitous non-base cocktail ingredients. It has a variety of uses, but most often it’s used to add a mellow, understated natural sweetness with a hint of orange essence. So what is it? Well, let’s start with liqueur – sweetened […]

Profile: Wesam Reemawi

Wesam Reemawi – Bartender & Student This Blog is dedicated to mastering the craft of cocktails & the things that go in them as an amateur. No professionals required; just a little passion & a lot of information.  Now & then, however, we must recharge our batteries & allow someone else’s talents, tastes, & techniques […]

A Word On: Alcohol Pricing

I just want to leave this here for future reference because this can be a source of frustration or confusion for anyone looking at information on spirits online. Here’s the thing – Alcohol prices vary A LOT. It depends on taxes, import fees, currency exchange, distribution, price gouging, and, of course, regional supply & demand. […]