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Best Sparkling Water for Making Cocktails

There's great satisfaction in enjoying a cocktail that has a nice strong fizz—one that you can hear and feel tingling around your palette.

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List of Useful Cocktail-ware Sites

Here's a list of websites to buy useful and unique (not tacky)  cocktail- ware: glass, tools, accessories, etc. 📌 Useful as a gift-guide as well.

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Coffeeshop Syrups

Here's a collection of made-from-scratch syrup recipes used in a coffeeshop setting. Moving beyond the classic syrup and then towards a whole new world of creative concoctions. A really great cup of brewed coffee or espresso will never need a sweeter.  But there are other occasions when you might want

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10 Gift Ideas for the Coffee Snob in Your Life.

Deconstructed Drinks is reader-supported. When you buy through links on this site, I may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more. You love coffee. You love your coffee-lover friend, wife, husband, or entanglement, etc. You don't want to disappoint them and you want your coffee-related gift

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A Beginner's Guide To Negronis

There are those who venerate the Negroni, and there are those who despise it. Let's go over some commonly asked questions.

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How to Make Simple Syrup for Cocktails (or Coffee)

Sweetness is a building block in cocktails that helps enhance and balance a drink. If there's an acidic component in the cocktail, sweetness will balance the acidity—thus, elevating and adding dimension to a cocktail. It's very simple in ingredients and preparation. In this guide, you'll learn 2 ways to

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4 Ways to Make Crushed Ice at Home for Cocktails

In this guide, we'll go through 4 different ways (and for different budgets) of making crushed ice for cocktails. Lewis Bag methodThe MacGyver methodOpal ice machineFood processorBut first, some basic things to know: Why use crushed ice?Crushed ice serves two main purposes. First, it chills your drink a lot

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How to Stock a Home Bar on a Budget - A Practical Guide

Ordinary advice on how to stock a home bar is flawed. Here's why. The big issue with commonplace advice is they'll tell you to dive in head-first with a huge purchase of bottles. A bottle of vodka, gin, whiskey, a couple of bottles of aperitifs, a bottle of fernet ("cuz

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How To Hack Your Coffee to Achieve Adderall-Like Productivity

Caffeine. Adderall. Modafinil. You've heard of at least two of them. But first, a disclaimer—I want to keep you and myself out of trouble. DISCLAIMER: The following is for entertainment purposes only. This is not medical advice. Do not do anything with the information below—if you act on