The Mixology Talk Podcast
Our Favorite Conversations from 1,000 Bartenders & Cocktail Lovers
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The Mixology Talk Podcast, Episode #146
What happens when you get 1,000 bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts in the same place to talk cocktails? Here’s a recap of our favorite debates and conversations from the last few months in our Facebook group!
In today's Episode...
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Shrubs, Drinking Vinegars, and More Shrubs
While there have been several conversations over the last ~6 months about using shrubs in cocktails, I loved this one the most. Check it out for some incredible suggestions for shrub flavors and inspiration for pairing them with spirits in cocktails!
These are some of my favorite posts! Bartenders are getting extremely creative with the ingredients and flavors they are incorporating into cocktails, and the group has hosted quite a few conversations discussing the best way to use these "weird" flavors:
- Nutmeg & Eucalyptus Oil
- Making a "Craft" carrot cake cocktail
- Red Wine Reductions
- I loved this one the most.
All About Ice
Ah, ice. The bartender's favorite hipster topic - or is it? We had some great conversations about ice in all its forms, and these were a few of my favorites:
- Ice in a coupe glass- crafty or just annoying?
- Does "clear ice" even matter anyway?
- Or are you just kind of over it?
Drink with your Eyes
Ok, that's kind of a creepy phrase, but in the age of Instagram there's just no avoiding the attention we have to pay to the visual side of our cocktails. And one great way to do that is to share beautiful cocktail photos for inspiration!
Member Georgi Petrov (on Instagram @JustShakeorStir) consistently shares his beautiful cocktail creations in the group, featuring creative garnishes and stunning photography. He even gave us a few tips for getting prettier photos of our own drinks!
Here are a few of his recent cocktail photo recipe posts:
Just the Beginning
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