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A balanced mix of cocktail culture, industry insights, and thoughtful standards for modern bartending.

The Ultimate Guide to Pour Spouts (That You Never Knew You Needed)

Pour spouts are the small yet sturdy backbone of the bar industry. And while they’re often overlooked, they’re crucial to any bartender’s success. Sometimes called liquor pourers, speed pourers, or bottle pourers, pour spouts are the unsung heroes behind every cocktail! Ready to learn everything you never knew you needed to know about pour spouts? Read on to learn more about what pour spouts do, the different kinds of pour spouts, and how we’ve finally perfected them. What are pour spouts and why do they exist? Walk behind a bar and take a good look at the liquor bottles. They probably all have pour spouts on them. That’s because any bar owner or bartender worth their salt (rim) knows that...

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Pouring Through Liquor Distribution: From Producers to Your Favorite Cocktails

It’s been a long day. You’re looking forward to a nice drink to savor as you unwind. Sublime flavors swirl around your mouth as the perfect concoction has finally met your palate. One may ponder its origins — the Scottish Highlands, a tropical island, or maybe even down the block from a local distiller! But have you ever thought about just how your favorite adult beverage got to your taste buds in the first place? The journey that spirits take from fermentation to filling your bar supplies is a time-honored design that enables you to enjoy each and every bottle of the good stuff. Distribution systems are key to making sure you’ve got access to every delicious drop. Think of...

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Blackberry-Mint Shrub Mimosa Recipe

We are going to go ahead and say that shrubs should always be an option as a mimosa modifier. So what actually is a shrub? A shrub is created similarly to a ​simple syrup​ and contains sugar, vinegar, and fruit. The result is an amazing concentrate that can be used in a wide variety of cocktails. For this specific recipe, we took fresh blackberries, mint, and lime to create a shrub that you’ll be using from now on for at home cocktails. Just like the Kiwi Mint Orange, this mimosa will pair well with classic, go-to brunch options. Ingredients 5 pints fresh blackberries 10 mint leaves 5 cups apple cider vinegar 5 cups sugar Juice & zest from 1 lime ...

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Boozy Brunch Cocktails Anyone Can Make at Home

“Do you want to go to brunch?” is a question most everyone looks forward to no matter who’s asking - at least that’s the case for us. Nothing beats sitting on a trendy rooftop patio, sippin’ on some bloody mary’s or mimosas accompanied by amazing food - ALL before two o’clock in the afternoon. However, due to the current world status, going out to brunch isn’t all so popular at the moment. That’s why we have taken it upon ourselves to create a one-of-a-kind at home brunch experience with ​Crew Bottles​. How did we do this? Two words -​brunch cocktails. From​ mimosas to screwdrivers and even coffee, we put a spin on classic brunch cocktails that’ll take your at-home brunch...

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The Past, Present, and Future of CBD-Infused Cocktails.

There was a time when cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, was relatively unknown. However, CBD has suddenly gained enormous attention throughout the world due to its supportive qualities and acceptance from governments across the globe. This fact is especially important in the CBD beverage niche, and it has profound and lucrative implications for bar culture throughout the United States. Read along to understand the recent history of CBD, the legalities of CBD, and what the future holds for CBD-infused cocktails. The Past The past wasn’t favorable to anything cannabis-related. It was in 1937 that all forms of cannabis, including hemp, were declared prohibited under the Marihuana Tax Act.[1] Prior to this law, all cannabis derivatives were slowly but...

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