Tips and Tricks for Using Cocktail Stencils (Free Template Included)


A well-executed or creative garnish has the ability to emblazon the memory of a cocktail within the imbiber’s mind. Whether it’s eagles cut from orange peels in Sazeracs or dolphins made from bananas in tiki drinks, they’ll leave a memory of a specific time and place. Read more

The Lucent Endeavor

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that I’ve been playing around with Barsmith Shandy lately. This recipe is a follow-up post to my original review of the product. While its primary function is to add to a beer to make a shandy, I couldn’t help but dabble around with some cocktails. Read more

Barsmith Shandy

Allow me to be transparent. When I first tasted the latest product in Barsmith’s lineup I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Not due to it being obscure or unusable, but rather due to my own knowledge gap. Sure, the name “Shandy” is self-explanatory, but I’m more accustomed to cocktails than beer. Read more

Rhum Martinez(ish)

We continue an exploration of rhum, this time with a twist on the classic Martinez. For starters, we swap the gin for rhum, then rebuild the cocktail’s framework around the new base spirit. Recall that the Martinez is gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liquor, and orange bitters. Read more

Spring Cocktail Season is Here!

As the window of opportunity to enjoy Winter cocktails with their warmth and spice closes, it’s time to look forward to bright and refreshing Spring cocktails. These seasonal flavors associated with the start of Spring often lend themselves to lighter cocktails that feature gin and vodka as base spirits. I decided to browse through my cocktail books to find a recipe. Read more

Normandy to New Orleans – In 360°!

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One recurring theme for The Humble Garnish is that food and drink is an experience best paired with social connection. Whether it’s between friends or the guest/customer relationship, it’s the connection that differentiates experiences. I recently visited Vintage 1740 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and spoke

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