I was convinced I’d already shared the recipe for the Ready Fire Aim cocktail while talking about our New York honeymoon when I drank it at Employees Only. I think I might have included a video in one of our posts, but not the actual recipe for this great drink. Created by the legendary Steve […]

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On this week’s podcast we’re talking about how Tequila is made – as well as our regular look at industry news and a look back on the week at BartenderHQ Industry News Ryan Reynolds has been promoting Aviation Gin with Jimmy Fallon on US TV Alcohol and energy drinks are a bad combination for humans […]

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The Pornstar Martini is a modern staple of at least the UK cocktail scene, and the Mexican Pornstar adds some agave complexity to the formula. The original, created by Douglas Ankrah combines vodka, vanilla, passion fruit and citrus with sparkling wine. Whether the champagne or Prosecco is served on the side or poured into the […]

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The Matador Cocktail is a lesser known cousin of the Margarita, being sweetened with pineapple as opposed to triple sec liqueur. With just three ingredients it’s simple and quick to make and is typically served straight up. This being said, other online recipes add simple syrup and bitters into the mix, like this one from […]

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Casa Agave’s Jen Foley is with us on this week’s podcasts talking about how Casa Agave began and their amazing Tequila and Mezcal. Casa Agave is a UK importer and distributor of Agave products. Industry News – Millennials shun beer and wine for spirits Full Story In news that really didn’t surprise me at all, […]

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The Mezcal Cucumber Julep idea came to me whilst trying to rethink the Julep, and I remembered I’d made a Strawberry Mezcal Julep during my days with Bitters’n’twisted. We put it on the menu and it was an instant hit, with a hard candy taste. Wonderful, I thought, I’ll use that! I even have a […]

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If one of the brands using a Tequila diffuser is your current favourite, the chances are you haven’t tasted the good stuff, as this video explains. Tequila Diffuser Diffuser Tequila is a recent creation of the big brands in order to help the bottom line profits. The downside is that the process also strips away […]

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The guys over at Gifts.com have created a great infographic and article on Mezcal vs Tequila. From coast to coast, people are getting excited about mezcal, the smokier alternative to tequila. Enjoyed by itself or mixed into a cocktail, this agave-based alcohol has become extremely popular in the past few years. Since tequila is considered […]

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The smokey character of this spirit works perfectly in a Mezcal Negroni, working around the bitterness of the aperitivo. Where gin is great, Mezcal Gin is all time! What is Mezcal Gin? Mezcal Gin takes a base of Mezcal produced in Durango from sustainable wild Cenzio Agave, infused with classic and Mexican botanicals. The botanicals […]

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August is Agave Month! Following July’s 80s month celebrating the Anniversary of Cocktail’s release, August is Agave Month. All month we’ll be learning more about the spirits of Mexico (and beyond) and reimagining classic cocktails using Agave spirits. Agave Month This month’s Agave focus will also be an opportunity for me to expand my knowledge […]

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