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Tips for Finding The Perfect Name for Your Original Cocktail

Tips for Finding The Perfect Name for Your Original Cocktail Whether you are planning a big event or a small get together, make it memorable with signature drinks.  Gather your ingredients and get started muddling and macerating. With a catchy name and some creative craft cocktails, you have a party no one will forget! Back to Basics One of the safest and easiest ways to name a cocktail is to identify its ingredients. This option is great for guests who wonder what’s inside, as it tells them what to expect. Mango Margaritas, for example, leave no question as to what your guests are getting. This method is great for a straightforward cocktail, but it isn't the most creative. If you're looking for something truly hashtag worthy, you'll need to look beyond the basic. Where It Came From Whether you're using specialty ingredients, or just looking to add some local flavor, [...]

The History of Liquor Bars

The History of Liquor Bars Since the beginning of civilization humans have sought out places to eat, drink, and enjoy the evening. It’s built into the history of mankind! When you need a beer, and you need some food, you need a bar. The Origin of Bars Retail establishments that serve alcohol date back to Ancient Greece, where men would gather in the evenings for food, drinks, and music or theatrical entertainment. By Ancient Roman times, taverns were arising along roads and trade routes to meet the needs of travelers and soldiers. In England, up through the 11th century, public houses became places hold personal or business meetings. The British loved their pubs so much that laws were enacted during the 1600s making it illegal to not have a bar in town. Bars in America In the Colonial days of America, taverns were often built before churches. By the 19th [...]

3 Kickin’ Cocktail Recipes to Help You Cool Down This Summer

3 Kickin’ Cocktail Recipes to Help You Cool Down This Summer Whether you’re getting home after a long day of work or just starting your weekend, the summer heat hits everyone the same. All you really want to do is sit back and relax with a refreshing drink that will take off the edge. Here are 3 delicious cocktails that will transport you far away from the stifling heat this summer. Classic Daiquiri This drink really brings out those summer vibes with its citrus tang entrance and sweet and spicy rum finish. Even if you’re drinking indoors, every sip of this will hit you with that gentle summer breeze. Ingredients 1 ½ oz White Rum ½ oz Simple Syrup 1 oz Lime Juice Lime Wedge Tools needed Shaker with ice Chilled cocktail glass Directions Pour all of the ingredients into your shaker. Shake everything well. Strain your concoction into your [...]

The Best Drinks to Order When You’re on A Budget

Your friends want you to go out with them tonight, but your next paycheck is a week away and all of your month’s bills have just hit. You’ve been working really hard lately and haven’t had any time to yourself. You deserve a break! But how can you do that when you need to keep an eye on your bank account? Is it possible to party on a budget? The answer is yes! If you can budget for groceries, you can definitely budget for a time out with friends. Here are some tips and common drinks that are a cheap way to a good time. Order beer when you can. Anything on tap is always going to be cheaper than a cocktail or a glass of wine. Save those colorful fun drinks for when you can buy them without cringing inwardly. Find out when happy hour is at your local [...]

The Importance of Mixology (It’s all about The Taste)

You wrote the emails, you made the calls. Now it's time to unwind, meet some friends, and head out for some tasty beverages! Atlanta is buzzing with bars these days, but Midtown offers a unique and vibrant cocktail scene that deserves exploring. Treat yourself! Don't waste your time on boring bottled mixes or standard beer selections. After all, when you're looking for great food you find a great chef. When you're looking for great drinks, you find a great mixologist. What Is Mixology? In the food world, there are cooks and there are chefs. In the beverage world, there are bartenders and there are mixologists. Like master cocktail chefs, mixologists develop amazing concoctions from unique or unusual ingredients to present reimagined flavors and experiences. Going beyond bartending, mixology is a craft, and those who practice it take enormous pride in delivering beautiful, thoughtful drinks that are anything but boring. Often [...]

Miami Vice

We're going 80's baby! Join us for one night only during Miami Vice Night with our neighbors at Tiki Tango in the decked out Tango Room with Bacardi Rum. Channel those 80’s vibes with your best 80's club attire and earn Bacardi giveaways! Themed Cocktails by Tiki Tango DJ 80's Attire Party Starts at 10 PM