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The Incredible Adventure of Judging an Absinthe Bartender Competition

The Green Beast Cocktail Competition   As a judge at a recent bartender competition in San Francisco, I had the incredible experience of tasting cocktails from some of the Bay Area's top mixologists. Palette SF hosted an Absinthe Cocktail Competition, yet another stellar Absinthe event at their beautiful restaurant! As an Absinthe expert, I was called to be one of the three judges and was so excited to be at the very first Green Beast Absinthe cocktail competition! As a judge, I was looking for creative and well-balanced cocktails that showcased the unique flavors of Absinthe. I was curious to...

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Origin Story of Cherry Bomb

Named for the beloved Runaways Cherry Bomb song, we wanted to capture something as complex as the lyrics - with cherry being the obvious main attraction. We wanted to make something full of complex flavors that would be delicious with any spirit.

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How to Choose a Cocktail Syrup for Bourbon

How to Choose a Cocktail Syrup for Bourbon When it comes to bourbon or whiskey cocktails, the sky's the limit. There are so many different possibilities for flavors and combinations that the only challenge is deciding which ones to try first!    I have four small-batch cocktail syrups in my online store: Caged Heat, Crimson Smoke, Cherry Bomb, and Fairy Dust. Each syrup was created for home mixology and home bars. My goal with these syrups is to make your home bar the hottest spot in town!  My syrups are made in California and are zero-alcohol, gluten-free, and approximately 100...

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How to Use Absinthe in Cocktails

I think absinthe is a worthwhile spirit to add to your home bar. Absinthe in cocktails adds sophistication and improves your amateur home mixology game! Here I will outline absinthe's versatility and how absinthe can be used in cocktails.

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