Y’all, I had the fabulous opportunity attend the Diplomatico World Tournament US Final on 12 Jan. This round of the competition pitted six excellent bartenders from around the country against one another to make the greatest Rum cocktail ever and go to Venezuela to represent the USA in the World Final. Awesome cocktails. Awesome Rum. … Continue reading Diplomatico World Tournament + Booze Cruise
It’s March! We made it! Hopefully this crazy cold weather will begin to let up and we can return to our regularly scheduled programming. It’s time for Whiskey, ALL the Whiskey. Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey is a complex bottle of whiskey aged in Rum casks. Here’s my impression: Nose: Vanilla, spices, Rum, grains, corn, honey … Continue reading Blonde Bertie & Teeling Whiskey
Welcome one and all to my Home Bar! This is where the magic happens! I live in a tiny 500 sq ft apartment in Brooklyn but I try to cram as much in as I can. Cheers to THAT! Equipment: Bar Tools Two shakers of different sizes, One Cocktail Kingdom Jigger 1oz/2oz, One Cocktail Kingdom … Continue reading My Home Bar
Hey y’all! Happy New Year and welcome to Tiki The Snow Away Volume IV! Some of you have already started this party on instagram and like me, you’re definitely wishing you were on holiday in a tropical paradise. If you’re new to Home Bar Girl, you may be feeling confused as to why on earth we’d … Continue reading Welcome to Tiki The Snow Away 2018!
Alright y’alllllllll. Hot on the heels of Tiki The Snow Away comes my newest obsession: “Low-Proof February.” I think this is funny cause Tiki The Snow Away was my visceral reaction to the incredibly heavy and rich drinks we have during december (I’m looking at you Egg Nog!) and now Low-Proof February is my reaction … Continue reading Low-Proof February? Yeah gurrrrrl.
Hey y’all! Happy New Year and welcome to Tiki The Snow Away Volume III! Hope everyone has recovered from partying and like me, you’re already wishing you were on holiday in a tropical paradise. If you’re new to Home Bar Girl, you may be feeling confused as to why on earth I’d throw a Tiki party … Continue reading Welcome to Tiki The Snow Away 2017!
Y’alllllllll. I did it, I decided to make a Rum blend to use in Punches, Swizzles, and other large format Tiki drinks and today, I’m pretty pumped to present it to you. Ok, let’s talk. “Whuuuuuuut gurl? Why do you need to make a blended Rum when you can just use a split base in a … Continue reading #RumForTheHills: HBG Rum Blend 1
Howdy y’all! We’re continuing with the theme of “Home Bar Girl gets obsessed with things and can’t stop talking about them.” The current obsession: Rhum Agricole, the format: Stirred. Today I’ve got my second Stirred Drink with Rhum Agricole: the Guadeloupe Martinez. …aaaaaaaaaand it’s so tasty! I’m know i’m tooting my own horn here and I … Continue reading Stirred Drinks with Rhum Agricole: Guadeloupe Martinez
Alriiiiiight, so I decided to take my Rhum Agricole obsession and turn it into a series of stirred drinks cause AUTUMN Y’ALL. Why does Rhum automatically have to be associated with Tiki drinks and Tropicals times? (Cause it’s damn good that’s why.) Fore real though, I got a whole bunch of stuff from the House … Continue reading Stirred Drinks with Rhum Agricole: L’Acajou
Y’all, it happened! The temperature dropped below 70°, I went hiking yesterday and now it really feels like autumn! What better way to celebrate this seasonal change than with a stirred drink? “Wait gurl, you made a stirred drink? WHUT.” Yes, y’all I finally made a stirred drink and it’s even in a pretty coupe! … Continue reading The Queen’s Blush