Liquor and Cocktails
No matter how much you know about or enjoy your beverage of choice, there’s always more to learn about the latest news and trends in creation and consumption. Our Liquor and Cocktails Web Guide helps you understand mixology, buy liquor online, learn liquor terms and stay up-to-date on the most popular cocktails and how to make them. Discover what you’ll need for a perfectly stocked bar, or find out how to become a bartender through the sites in this guide.
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Learn the distinctions between major types of liquor, including how different liquors are brewed, what hues and flavors categorize them, and with which cuisines and cultures they are most associated.
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- Many of the sites below offer interactive options. Be in touch with the community of liquor lovers for news about tastings, events and recommendations.
To learn about bourbon …
is The New York Times liquor blog. This feature goes into detail about the process of bourbon distillation and includes some interesting commentary about bourbon flavor and tasting advice.
To learn about brandy, cognac and armagnac …
The Spirit World
gives an overview of the history of brandy. It also reviews methods of drinking, pouring and serving brandy, and links to serving tools with photos of snifters, warmers and glasses.
Summits Wayside Tavern
gives an overview of cognac and its related types of liquor. Look for concise descriptions along with reviews of popular cognacs.
To learn about gin …
explores the distillation, history and classification of gin. Learn about the regions where gin is frequently produced, and have a look at some of the suggested recipes.
To learn about rum …
The Rum University
is an extraordinary rum resource. This well-designed site teaches you about the history of rum, suggests books and recipes, helps you purchase the spirit and details rum-related news and events.
The Rum Club
includes a link to the 10 most important things a bartender should know about rum, along with rum history and a definition of its brewing, blending and bottling techniques.
Ministry of Rum
is the place to go if you’re looking for a community of like-minded rum lovers. Learn about upcoming tasting competitions and find rum resources the world over.
To learn about scotch and whiskey …
outlines the different types of whiskey with brief discussions of malt, blended, liqueur, grain, unchilfiltered and scotch whiskey. You’ll also find information on the history of the drink and tips for tasting.
has a Web site that presents archived articles published by the magazine. Find discussions of distilleries, cocktails made with whiskey, news, tasting notes and links to articles about pairing whiskey and food.
To learn about tequila and mezcal …
provides extensive information on tequila, including the regions of its origin, how it is brewed, how to drink tequila, how to mix it into popular cocktails and how to select a brand.
To learn about vodka …
explains the distillation, classifications and types of vodka. You’ll learn a lot about the regions where vodka is produced, its history and the significance of the beverage.
lists vodka types by country of origin. and supplier. The site is a great place to determine what kind of vodka you want to purchase because it profiles thousands of vodkas worldwide.
explores the mystique and the reality of absinthe, the drink that was banned in the United States in 1912 but is now legal again.
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