5 Helpful Resources For Cocktail Enthusiasts
Whether you're celebrating a big occasion or just kicking back for the evening, nothing quite lifts the spirits like, well, spirits. If you love yourself a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or martini, check out the blogs and companies here, and you'll have plenty of delicious mixed drinks to quaff in no time. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
5 Boozy Resources For Lovers of Mixed Drinks
|Beautiful Booze||Cocktail and booze travel website created by Natalie Migliarini|
|Middle West Spirits||Columbus, Ohio-based company and distillery making vodka, gin, and whiskey with the flavors of the Ohio River Valley|
|The Hudson Standard||Makes handcrafted, small batch cocktail bitters and syrups featuring the flavors of the Hudson Valley|
|The Martini Whisperer||Website founded by Phillip Jones, designed to give lovers of martinis, craft spirits, and cocktail culture an Australian point of view|
|Catskill Provisions||Produces vodka, gin, and rye whiskey using grains, fruits, and water of the unique terroir of the Fingerlakes and Catskill regions|
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The Evolution of the Craft Cocktail
As cocktail culture grows, companies are increasingly emphasizing the importance of connecting with community. The following brands aim to share their passion and knowledge of spirits with the broader public to foster this sense of togetherness. In no particular order, here are resources for those looking to find new drink recipes, discover companies adding fresh twists to distillation, and connect with others who share a love of mixed drinks.
First up, at #1, we have Beautiful Booze, which started in the spring of 2013 as a resource for the cocktail enthusiast and home bartender, with a website dedicated to recipe development and photography supported by a small social media following. Since then, the brand has grown into a popular community for everyone from casual cocktail aficionados to professional bartenders.
Readers can scroll through the site's recipe index and discover new cocktails for entertaining, whether it be for a casual gathering, drinks with colleagues, or even a larger-scale party. Additionally, Beautiful Booze travels to unique destinations in pursuit of new boozy adventures, touching down everywhere from Chile to Iceland as it shares its experiences with readers.
Additionally, Beautiful Booze travels to unique destinations in pursuit of new boozy adventures, touching down everywhere from Chile to Iceland as it shares its experiences with readers.
For #2 we have Middle West Spirits, which was founded in 2008, with the company's distillery opened for commercial production in 2010. Building on four generations of distilling traditions, Middle West Spirits adds personal experience in marketing and manufacturing, and focuses on elevating the distinctive flavors of the Ohio River Valley.
All of the components used in the company's distillation and bottling processes, from grain to glass, are local to the Ohio River Valley. Customers can find a variety of cocktail recipes, as well as information about the distillation process, on the company's website. They'll also find useful information about its different vodkas, whiskeys, and gins.
Next on the list, at #3, is The Hudson Standard. This company aims to raise the quality of small batch cocktail bitters and syrups by featuring the flavors of the Hudson Valley. The brand's bitters are made by finding ingredients from the area, and extracting the unique expressions of each individual element.
This company aims to raise the quality of small batch cocktail bitters and syrups by featuring the flavors of the Hudson Valley.
The Hudson Standard offers shrubs and bitters for sale online. The company's shrubs, which originate from a Colonial American tradition of blending fruit, spice, vinegar, and sweetener to make a tart and delicious syrup, are ideal for cocktail mixers, or when combined with seltzer, for a refreshing natural soda. The Hudson Standard serves as a convergence of cocktail culture and the "farm to table" movement.
At #4 is The Martini Whisperer. This website is for lovers of martinis, craft spirits, and other mixed drinks, and offers an Australian point of view on the drinking scene. The site features reviews and lists of Aussie gin, vodka, rum, vermouth, and Australian whiskey. It also boasts over 200 articles, including interviews and insights on craft spirits, notable personalities, and events.
Readers can use The Martini Whisperer's services for an array of event formats, ranging from intimate private and corporate experiences to large-scale parties. They can also find cocktail recipes for a wide range of occasions. Overall, the site offers an in-depth, independent voice on various craft spirits, and serves as a useful resource for those interested in learning more about Australia's cocktail culture.
Overall, the site offers an in-depth, independent voice on various craft spirits, and serves as a useful resource for those interested in learning more about Australia's cocktail culture.
Lastly, at #5, is Catskill Provisions. Owner and distiller Claire Marin's approach to spirit distillation respects traditional methods but leaves room for innovation. The brand produces vodka, gin, and rye whiskey with both classic craftsmanship and a modern sensibility. It uses carefully selected grains, fruits, and water unique to the terroir of the Fingerlakes and Catskills.
Catskill Provisions also features a tasting room. Customers can stop by for a visit and snack on provisions, sip award-winning spirits, and tell some stories. A homegrown farm stand-style atmosphere provides a casual environment as customers browse the company's goods. There are also plenty of cocktail recipes on the company's website for home bartenders to make.