confessions of a mixologist

  1. Confessions of a Mixologist: Cold Fashioned

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Cold Fashioned

    Cold brew coffee is all the rage right now, so it's only natural that it would find its way into the world of spirits. The Cold Fashioned is a new twist on a classic cocktail. Roasty and chocolately coffee notes, spicy rye and a hint of citrus. Great with brunch or at dinner, it'll wake you up or keep you going.

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  2. Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle New Orleans Cocktails

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle New Orleans Cocktails

    Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Are you ready to celebrate? Looking for something to serve besides Abita beer? How about the official cocktail of New Orleans – The Sazerac.

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  3. Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle Rum Cocktails

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle Rum Cocktails

    If you think all Tiki drinks are sugary sweet, you just haven’t had a good one. Here is the recipes we covered in Rum Part II: Molasses Boogaloo, which you can listen to here. These cocktails were adapted by Roger Adamson.

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  4. Confessions of a Mixologist: Blackberry Bourbon Smash

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Blackberry Bourbon Smash

    The Blackberry Bourbon Smash is a quick, spicy and fresh cocktail with bright eye-catching color. Its herbaceous aromatics artfully accent a wide variety of table fare.

     

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  5. Confessions of a Mixologist: Rudolph's Cranberry Cocktail

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Rudolph's Cranberry Cocktail

    WGN Radio asked us to create a holiday cocktail to share with their listeners. We had a lot of fun putting together a mix of flavors we thought fully embodied the holiday spirit. We went with bourbon as the base and added in ingredients you may have available on your bar cart for an easy, but delightfully tasteful cocktail that even Rudolph would be proud to have his name on.

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  6. Confessions of a Mixologist: Caffè Romano

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Caffè Romano

    This is a guest blog post written by JD W., a mixologist at the Binny's Lincoln Park Tasting Room.

    The cocktail we're featuring this time is of my own creation. The goal was to create a drink that does justice to the flavor profile of a lesser-known coffee drink, the Caffé Romano — espresso served with lemon peel. In putting it together, I played off of the proportions used in one of my favorite old classics, the Vieux Carré.

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  7. Confessions of a Mixologist: Aphrodite's Apple

    Aphrodite's Apple is a tall glass of apple pie, cinnamon, ginger, and citrus goodness we all want. This cocktail has the perfect amount of sweet and savory flavors, leaving you with a fantastic dessert cocktail.  

    Aphrodite's Apple

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  8. Confessions of a Mixologist: The French Angel

    Confessions of a Mixologist: The French Angel

    The French Angel is a flavor combination of sherbet and lemon meringue. Intrigued? This citrus and sweet cocktail is available for you to taste at Binny's Lincoln Park - or whip one up for yourself at home with the recipe below.

     

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  9. Confessions of a Mixologist: Seaplane

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Seaplane

    This concoction is only one ingredient separated from its parent potation. The Paper Plane is a bourbon cocktail created by Sam Ross, longtime bartender at the legendary Milk & Honey and now co-owner of Attaboy and Diamond Reef. Though he never worked there, Ross created this cocktail for the opening of The Violet Hour, right here in Chicago. Despite the Paper Plane's young years, it has proliferated across borders and quickly gained classic status.

    And for good reason — the blend is a beautiful blueprint of balance. The sweetness of the bourbon plays against the bitter notes of Amaro Nonino. The acid content of the lemon and the Aperol brings you back in for another sip... and another... and another.

     

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  10. Confessions of a Mixologist: Pretty in the Midwest

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Pretty in the Midwest

    Celebrate #NationalMartiniDay with one of our favorite cocktails created by the mixology team from The Winebow Group!

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