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Booze Review Whiskey

Jameson Caskmates

Sometimes the best creations come through cooperation. Apparently Irish whiskey is no exception. The result of cooperation with craft breweries in Ireland, Jameson has created these Caskmates editions. In both the IPA and Stout editions the process starts by aging Jameson in the traditional barrels, which are then sent to the brewery where they are […]

What Was I Drinking?

Midori

Let’s talk Midori! This bright green Japanese melon flavored liqueur, like most, is fairly low in alcohol content, just over 20% abv (42 proof) always pops up on cocktail menus twice a year, once for St. Patricks and again around Halloween but is one of our favorites for summertime because it makes a refreshingly fruity […]

What Was I Drinking?

Amaro

If you’ve ever been out drinking with a bartender, they’ve probably convinced you to try drinking some Montenegro, Campari, Aperol, or the “Bartender’s Handshake” Fernet Branca. One of two reactions were likely, 1: you enjoyed it and appreciated the complex herbal flavors, or 2: you wanted to slap them for not warning you that you’d […]

Grog Log Tiki Bar

Completing The Grog Log ~ Day 1

The journey of 78 drinks begins with a single cherry…well, at least mine did. Hey everyone! This is Bella, the Luna half of Pierce and Luna, and I’m going to take you along on my alcoholic adventure to completing the famous Grog Log at Tonga Hut in North Hollywood. Bradley completed his log and earned […]

Bartending

A Study In Absinthe

What is Absinthe and how is it made? Generally people use the word “Absinthe” to refer to a strongly flavored and potent liquor made from, with, or flavored by wormwood. Absinthe is actually literally the French word for wormwood. It was originally a herbal elixir, a form of natural medicine, and became quite popular as […]

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