Basics of Brandy

Brandy is a generic term for a spirit distilled from the juice, fruit, and pulp of any kind of fruit. It can be produced anywhere in the world. The name is from the Dutch brandewijn ("burnt wine "), and the creation of brandy was due almost entirely to the Dutch. Dutch demand for supplies of … Continue reading Basics of Brandy

Glassware used in bar

Fine, clear glasses with thin lips are best for showing off cocktails. Traditionally, each type of drink has a glass shape specifically for it. For instance, a long drink needs a highball ; a Martini is served in a cocktail glass, and a Pifia Colada loves a colada glass. A liqueur needs a small glass, … Continue reading Glassware used in bar

Gin for Cocktails

Of the six basic spirits that are used in cocktail making, gin is most versatile. Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits, all of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles, that revolve around juniper as a common ingredient. London Dry Gin That … Continue reading Gin for Cocktails