Tierra del Fuego

Tierra Del Fuego Spicy Negroni Cocktail

I created this original cocktail recipe back in 2016 for Negroni Week. That was likely the first time I encountered Ancho Reyes Liqueur, and it quickly became a must-have for my home bar. This recipe recently received a lot of attention when it was featured by fellow cocktail writer, Steve the Bartender. (Thanks, Steve!)

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A Brief Intro to Scaffas – Room Temperature Cocktails

scaffa cocktail

Sometimes you don’t have patience, sometimes you don’t have ice, and other times you don’t have many ingredients to work with. Simplicity can be beautiful though. Sother Teague has been a long-time advocate of this style of drink known as the scaffa at his bar, Amor y Amargo.

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Sacred Consumption – Ensuring the Sustainability of Mezcal

Mezcal Vago Web

Agave activism is necessity

 

“Take a shot with me!” he exclaims.

I grit my teeth, muster a smile, and oblige. Shots aren’t my preference, but I can’t bring myself to say no to the owner of the bar. I take the shot, and it burns like fire as the flavor of smoke lingers on my palate.
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The Difference Between Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and other Tequilas (Plus an Añejo Smash Recipe)

Añejo Smash with Gran Centenario Tequila

With every spirit there is an additional layer of appreciation that comes from understanding the history and production process. Nowadays we can walk into any bar and choose from a variety of beers, wines, and spirits from locations across the globe, yet what distinguishes the interesting ones is Read more

Simple Cacao Nib-Infused Campari, a Bottled Negroni, and 3 Negroni Riffs

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Negroni Week – one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not only do I get to partake in the forever-classic negroni, but to participate in supporting charity. However, this year is a bit different from prior years. Participating venues select a charity from the vetted list provided by Imbibe and Campari then make an initial donation to the charity.

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