The Five Most Popular Cocktails of 2015

Since the earliest days of BevX.com and our weekly newsletter, The Aperitif, our Cocktail of the Week page is always in the top three of most viewed pages for the week. I have always thought that there are a lot more voyeurs out there than home bartenders. That’s okay – some people just take a little time to get into the action. A further...

Upgrade Your Home Beverage Service (in five easy steps)

We get a lot of great questions from our readers. It’s clear that many of you are doing more than reading, you’re actually making drinks, serving Wine to family and friends, and upgrading your Beer. That’s great news – we encourage it. In an effort to make it easy to upgrade your home beverage service I have compiled a short list of just five...

Experimenting with Caipirinhas at Home

The greatest aspect of the cocktail renaissance is that people are making cocktails at home once again. Home bar kit sales have skyrocketed in recent years, as most anyone who entertains or simply enjoys a post-work drink at home now owns a basic set of bar tools. One tool that doesn’t get nearly enough use is the muddler. Some of you mat have unpacked...

The Beautiful Simplicity of the Whiskey Sour

August 25 is National Whisky Sour Day. (Really – who comes up with this stuff?) In honor of the day I thought I should share my thoughts on this classic cocktail. The Whiskey Sour is a cocktail that is need of our love and understanding. When executed correctly it delights with its delicious simplicity. When done wrong it’s flat and lifeless and probably a...

Batching Cocktails at Home

Since the very early days of BevX.com, nearly a decade ago, our Cocktail of the Week feature is one of the most viewed pages of any given week. Naturally, this page is the inspiration of a good deal of the emails that I receive from our readers. It’s clear that many of you are experimenting with cocktails at home. This is a great development....

The Joys of the Apéritif

For some, the apéritif never left but far too many simply leap for the full-octane drink right out of the blocks. I invite you to slow down and savor life with a refreshing and contemplative apéritif – then you can go wild. In simple terms an apéritif is a beverage taken before them meal designed to stimulate the appetite. The word apéritif is derived...

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