Most people are scared enough to prep and eat artichokes, much less drink them! Similar to its cousin, the Negroni, this cocktail is made in a simple ratio of 1 :1:1. While the Negroni is typically equal parts of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, the Cin Cyn puts Campari to the side in favor of… Read More »
“ I see food and drink being deeply connected to our joy and they should be regularly enjoyed with our communities of friends and neighbors. In the company of others, food tastes better, cocktails are more delicious, and people are happier. ”
Greg is the classic cocktail aficionado and recipe developer at Simple Cocktails, his “place for the intimidated home bartender to shed some fear.” Through classic cocktail recipes, spirit reviews, and his own creative concoctions, Greg helps us understand that not every brand of spirit is created equal. Every spirit has its own unique flavor profile and should be used in different ways to appreciate its nuances. He breaks down the wonderful (and sometimes complicated) world of cocktails in a fun, approachable, and educational way so that all of us can become a talented mixologist from the comfort of our own home.
Claimed by both Peru and Chile as a national drink, the first pisco sour originated in Lima in the early 20th century. Pisco is a grape brandy that has been made in wine producing regions of Chile and Peru for hundreds of years. Both countries call dibs on being pisco’s nation of origin, and the… Read More »
Today we’re taking things back to the old school…I mean, Old Fashioned. This classic combination of a strong spirit, bitters, sugar, and water is the oldest documented “cocktail” in existence, dating back to the early 1800s. This particular recipe from Greg gives the Old Fashioned a classic treatment, dissolving sugar with a few dashes of… Read More »
We’ve talked burgers and fries, but what would a burger extravaganza be without something to drink on the side? Most people reach for an ice cold beer, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, our inner mixologist knows that there has to be a cocktail out there that’s meant for burgers. To help with this… Read More »
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