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The Differences Between Rum, Rhum Agricole, and Cachaça

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With the resurgence of tiki culture, punches, and high-end sipping spirits, expect to notice more space behind the bar dedicated to cane-sugar-based spirits. These bottles span a number of styles and origins and are used to create drinks that may or may not come garnished with an umbrella. What are we talking about? The trio includes […]

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Heaven Hill Distillery Announces 11 Year Old Bottled-in-Bond Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Series

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Heaven Hill Distillery has announced the release of a limited-edition series of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottlings to be released each spring and fall. Launching in the spring of 2018 with an 11-year-old bottling…

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BBAF Podcast Episode 6: Drinking in Antarctica with Jason Horn

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This week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode is a really fun one. I sat down with my friend, food and drinks writer, Jason Horn and talked with him about his most recent story as drinks contributor for Playboy magazine. It’s a fascinating one; It involves booze! Penguins! Negative 80 degree temps! The article (published next month on […]

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A 4x Sweet Treat: Baileys Irish Cream Cocktails & Desserts Pairing

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Oh yum, today I am sharing four Baileys Irish Cream cocktail recipes that are paired with desserts. These pairings can be done solo or set up as a dessert bar to really impress your sweetheart. These treats are great for Valentine’s Day or really…

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Eight Bartenders Reveal How to Make Killer ‘Signature’ Wedding Cocktails

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Thanks to the craft cocktail revolution, happy couples tie one on in style when they tie the knot. “Signature” wedding cocktails are a mainstay of modern nuptials, meant to perfectly encapsulate their personalities, courtship, spirit preferences, and budget. It’s a tall order. As Brides reported last June, Americans are getting married later in life, meaning […]

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Ask Adam: Is There a Substitute For Vermouth if I’m Out?

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Are there any easy substitutions for vermouth if I don’t have it at home? I wanted to make a Martini the other night and realized I was out. Unfortunately, there are not really any “easy” substitutions for sweet or dry vermouth, as the other spirits that will work are less common in home bars.

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Fall in Love with…The Red Velvet Cocktail!

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Yeah, yeah, Valentine’s Day is in a few days and it’s totally a silly Hallmark holiday and LOVE should not be relegated to commercialization and candy hearts…but c’mon! I’m a sucker for that crap! Look at this pretty cocktail that I named The Red Velvet because it’s red and velvety and tastes like a bunch […]

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Inspired Winter Cocktail Recipes With 9 Coffee Liqueurs

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Winter may be cold, but coffee and booze is hot right now. It seems with each passing season that more small-batch distillers are finally taking coffee as seriously as they do their spirits,…

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11 Things You Should Know About Patrón Tequila

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We drink a ton of it. We blame poor choices on it because Jamie Foxx said that was cool. But what do we really know about the industry-transforming, surprisingly hands-on behemoth tequila brand that is Patrón? Here are 11 things you might not know about that iconic squat bottle. It’s the step-cousin of your leave-in […]

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BBAF Podcast Episode 5: Absinthe with Ted Breaux

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On this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast we’re talking about one of the most misunderstood elixirs ever created and consumed – The Green Fairy, La Fée Verte, Absinthe! The social lubricant of choice for 19th century bohemians, artists and creatives – said to have aided their creativity and yet, driven them mad. It has been […]

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