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I’ve never actually met Chad in person, but for some reason he feels like an old friend. We connected via Instagram pretty early on, and he’s been a constant source of inspiration for me both in creating cocktails and photography. He’s always down to explain his process and never seems bothered when I message him about a recipe or ask for exact details on an infusion he posted about…
If you find yourself in Dublin, Ireland, hopefully you have a little longer than 48 hours to eat, drink and see all the sights. In case you don’t though, here’s a short guide to maximize your time. If you’re anything like us, you tend to plan your trips around cool bars, cocktail experiences, distilleries and searching for quality booze. Dublin has no shortage of any of these, so don’t waste your time trying to get over jet-lag; there’s simply too much to taste and experience.
If you have an Instagram account and have any interest in the cocktail and bar world, you’ve seen Jason Yu. He’s been inspiring bar professionals and enthusiasts everywhere via social media, appearing on various influential cocktail feeds and sharing his amazing work through his own account: @jasonfyu. The guy is an incredibility talented and creative bartender, but he’s not one to talk about his own successes. Even in this interview he mentions a huge list of friends and industry peers as his personal inspirations.
The Margarita is without a doubt my favorite cocktail and I don’t think I’m alone in that. However, like so many other great classic recipes, the Margarita went through the dark ages of mixology in the 80’s and 90’s and barely made it out alive. However, making a quality margarita is not hard, and only requires a few simple ingredients. When done right, it’s a truly incredible drink.
The city of Portland, Oregon, has a growing and thriving craft distilling scene. Despite being a recent addition to this flourishing community, Freeland Spirits is a brand that’s already making waves in the industry.
You’re never too far from a good cocktail in Portland, OR. It’s a relatively small city compared to West Coast neighbors Seattle or San Francisco, but the amount of bar industry talent is staggering. Travelers should know that, if you want to hit all the hotspots in the Rose City, you’re going to need to stay longer than a weekend.
This month’s Prep Talk we sit down with Portland, Oregon phenom Jordan Hughes, better known as @highproofpreacher, to hash out his climb to insta-fame, his top Portland haunts and a few pointers for getting into the cocktail photography game. Jordan’s photography has been invading Instagram feeds over the past two years, branching out from the Northwest into top industry publications from Thirsty Magazine to Liquor.com. We’re extremely excited and honored to bring you an exclusive behind the scenes look into the man behind the lens of @highproofpreacher!
It’s a simple process and recipe, but it really is the little details that make or break a quality Old Fashioned. Because there are so few ingredients, it’s even more important to be attentive to the details; like the type of sugar, the proof of the spirit or expressing the orange oil over the top. Poor quality ingredients will obviously make for a sub-par cocktail, but even too much (or too little) of the right ingredients can diminish the overall experience. Making cocktails is all about adding different elements together to create unique and balanced flavors, and a well-made Old Fashioned is likely the best example of the craft.
Consisting of just whiskey, lemon juice, sugar and often (not always) egg white, a classic Whiskey Sour is always a crowd pleaser. It’s simple, delicious and easy enough to make a good one at home. However, if you’re feeling a little creative, it’s also an easy drink to upgrade.
Rum is hands-down the most diverse spirit in the world– and I’d fight anyone who says otherwise. A big part of why it’s so incredibly diverse is because there aren’t many rules around how to make it. Basically each country (and in some cases, different regions within the same country) will have their own methods and traditions for producing rum.