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History of the Moscow Mule

The story of the Moscow Mule begins in 1939 when a nearly brokeRussian ex-pat, Rudolph Kunett, sold the Smirnoff brand to John Martin, head of G.F. Heublein & Bros. Eventually John Martin used the Moscow Mule to help promote vodka to bars across the US and this helped fuel the mainstream acceptance of vodka as the preferred white spirit, replacing gin.

Continue Reading April 30, 2009 at 9:52 pm 1 comment

Introducing (or Reintroducing) Cocktails

For those readers tired of run of the mill cocktails like vodka lemonade, maragarita, or any myriad drinks concocted from cola and various versions of whiskey, I have collected a handful of classic and interesting cocktails.

Continue Reading April 27, 2009 at 9:57 pm Leave a comment

Champagne v. Sparkling Wine

All in a name? The difference, it turns out, between sparkling wine and champagne is in name only. The common perception is that only grapes used from the Champagne region of France could be fermented and called champagne. Everything else is called sparkling wine.

Continue Reading April 27, 2009 at 3:46 am Leave a comment

Grenadine Uncovered

Grenadine is often mistaken for cherry juice. Wrong! Grenadine, a red syrup originally made from pomegranate juice, cherry juice and sugar. In fact, grenadine actually comes from the French word, “grenade” which means pomegranate.

Continue Reading April 27, 2009 at 3:25 am Leave a comment

Bartending Terminology Defined

Ever run into a drink recipie with perplexing terminology? In order to assist all bartenders, professional and not, in exploring new and interesting drink recipies, Boozenews has compiled a list of basic bartending terms, complete with definitions.

Continue Reading April 24, 2009 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

Make Mojito the Drink of Spring

The Mojito’s combination of sweetness and refreshing citrus and spearmint flavors are intended to mask the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear cocktail a popular summer drink.

Continue Reading April 23, 2009 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment


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