Ah the infamous drink that fuelled the debauchery of a 1000 frat parties & almost took down the French government(pinch of salt here). It is interestingly similar to the Gin craze of England to which the press ended up battling the infamous spirit & created a modern myth. Love or hate the 'anise' flavour often derived from the spirit it is definitely a staple in many classic drinks yet at the same time the bane of a million others. Let's investigate!
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Dear hipster bartenders, I understand your love for the smoky agave spirit & I understand the romance of it all as well as the unique flavour profile. I respect the traditions of production & the cultural significance of Mezcal & Tequila in Mexican culture. In fact I was enjoying some fantastic single-village mezcals this year in Mexico City... We have admit there is a problem though:
All over the world Mezcal has been championed the last 4 years as one of THE trends of the
This was it, the last bar show of the season, the last final bar event for the year to wrap up 2018 in style & before we all head home to stand behind the sticks in our respective bars for the holiday season. Fibar in located in the quaint town of Valladolid just 1 hour by train away from Madrid & is ran by Beatrix & Juan Valls, a killer husband wife combo, that turned an event with just 500 visitors in total during its inception to having over 2,000 visitors on just the firs
- The Theory of Creativity - Bartenders all over the world regularly argue about traditional cocktail specs, glassware, the correct origins of a cocktail, history & best methodology. We spend endless hours searching books, blogs & forums about information about weird ingredients, strange stories from exotic cultures & fret over the carbon footprint of our limes from Mexico. Have you even tasted Mexican limes IN Mexico? They’re absolutely bizzare! Methodologies:
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The holy grail of classic cocktails from the “Golden Age” of cocktails. It’s really a mystery & interesting if you look back at history knowing that 120 years ago we hadn’t yet managed developed commercial refrigeration, fruits were only available in season & yet some crazy nutcase decided to add milk to an alcoholic beverage then mix it with citrus & filter the whole thing to create one of the tastes beverages in the old school bartenders arsenal. Yet there still is a partic
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