All posts tagged: cocktails

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Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

Photo by ETSchindler Photography Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes! Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop. Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail glass. In the mixing glass, combine absinthe, sloe gin, lemon and simple syrus – stir with bar spoon to combine. Transfer mixture to the boston shaker and shake with ice. Strain slowly with the hawthorne strainer into the coupe glass containing the prosecco. Top the cocktail with a few dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters to finish. Garnish drink with a manicured twist (use the Crafthouse by Fortessa channel knife). You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Boston Shaker, …

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Everything Barware

From Happy Hour to Party Time to Sunday Funday one thing’s for sure – your home needs to be stocked with all the barware essentials. Now that it’s officially time to graduate from red cups, our barware guide has everything you need for a necessary upgrade and a stellar soirée. What is it? Barware consists of everything you could need to serve alcohol to yourself and your guests. Wine glasses, mugs, shot glasses, champagne flutes all fall under this category. Do I need this? Yes! It’s time to retire your party cups and upgrade to glass barware. How many do I need? This depends on how often you like to entertain. Even if it’s usually just the two of you, we suggest at a minimum getting sets of four just in case. Otherwise, 8-12 glasses will have you covered without taking up too much cabinet space. What styles are right for me?  See below for our guide to help you determine what styles work for your entertaining needs. The Beginner Strictly the essentials – wine for two, some …