Cocktail Strainers 101: Hawthorn, Julep, Fine and Conical Strainers
May 20, 2018
Straining a shaken cocktail elevates the texture by removing pips, pulp and smaller ice shards. Straining a stirred cocktail is as important, removing smaller ice shards which will add extra dilution to a spirit-forward cocktail and potentially throw off the balance that you've worked hard to achieve.
What's the difference between Cherry Heering, Kirsch and Luxardo Maraschino liqueur?
June 24, 2018
Most recipes will specifically call for one of three, the one best suited to the balance of the drink and it's flavour profile. If you are making a cocktail that calls for a cherry brandy (ie. the Singapore Sling) then I'd recommend utilising either Kirsch or Cherry Heering.