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How to Make Simple Syrup (and 7 variations on it) #cocktailbasics

 After fielding questions from a number of friends about where to begin with making cocktails, I’m starting a series that will walk you through the basics. Last time, I covered basic equipment. Today, I’ll teach you how to make one of the most essential cocktail ingredients, simple syrup. Scroll down to the bottom of this post …

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Blackberry-Raspberry Shrub (a drinking vinegar for fans of sour)

When you hear the word “shrub,” unless you’re a cocktail geek or a drink historian, you likely think about a plant. And its other name, “drinking vinegar,” isn’t exactly the most enticing phrase either. You might wonder if someone is trying to rebrand spoiled wine or if we’re talking about really high-end balsamic with the …

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