There’s a saying – “Don’t Mess With Texas.” Trademarked and everything, this slogan, which was created in 1986 by the state of Texas’ Department of Transportation, was emblazoned on signage flocking the state’s highways and byways as a measure to reduce littering throughout the state. But it’s taken on a life of its own, adopted as a measure of Texas swagger and wraps up, in just four words, what it means to be a Texan. This bold statement is one of the south’s most enduring
We are living in a resurgence period of cocktail competitions & one of the more inspiring ones we've seen this year was none other than the Drinks Come True cocktail competition we were privileged to attend as judges this week. 7 Champions from 7 different countries battled it out for the title of Champion in 2019. Nazar Makarov from Ukraine took home the final prize with Russia & Romania coming in 2nd & 3rd place respectively. This wasn't the whole trip though as the final i
One of the biggest trends in bartending in recent times has been the implementation of fermentation techniques in creating ingredients such as kombucha, fermented sodas & 'beers'. Personally here at Cocktails For You we always worry about the use of fermentation techniques in bars due to the chaotic nature of fermentation as well as the unstable results in can provide without a careful procedure.
Himkok bar in Oslo has one of the best fermentation setups in the world with a
Fat-washing isn't a new thing in the bartending world! We've seen butters made from all sorts of fat from bacon, duck & beurre noisette all to add flavour as well as texture to spirits then eventually into our final cocktails. Here at Cocktails For You we're always trying to discover & search for new ideas that could push the envelope of cocktails around the world. We've stumbled upon this recipe from ChefSteps that allows you to create carrot butter that you can then use to
The most popular style of drinks in the world are sours & all sours must contain some sort of 'sour' ingredient. Very often this comes in the case of lemon or lime juice & ordinarily the drink is Margarita or a Mojito. We're so used to the use of lime for example that we never go deeper than the shallow waters of arguing about the ratio of lime to sugar in a Daiquiri. Here in bartender in-depth we'll look at the history of lime as a fruit as well as use smarter people than ou
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