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In the early 1900’s a new cocktail burst on the scene known as the Aviation. It was invented by Hotel Wallick bartender Hugo Ensslin in New York City. The inspiration behind the drink is unknown, but one would think the fast talking, high flying (metaphorically speaking) socialite gentlemen of the New York scene in the early 1900’s might have been quite the influence for the name. Aviation was first published in Ensslin’s 1916 Recipes for...

In an era of craft cocktails and a pre-prohibition style of mixology, Ginbrew gives you the tools and necessities to make one of the world’s oldest concoctions known to man… gin. Well, to be a little more specific… compound gin. You see, Ginbrew gives you the herbs, the mason jar and the instructions. You just buy the vodka, add the ingredients and infuse it for 7 days.

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The Negroni is an Italian classic. Invented in 1919 in Florence Italy by Count Camillo Negroni, the gin based apéritif has long since been many bartender’s favorite drink to make. The story goes that Count Negroni asked his favorite bartender, a gentleman named Fosco Scarselli, to make his favorite drink the Americano a little stronger. By adding gin instead of soda water and adding a orange zest instead of the usual garnish of a lemon,...

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Hailing from highlands of Jalisco, Mexico and named after the high battleground town of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. Corzo has a tropical flavor to it that is a combination of the distilling process and the earth that it comes from in the highlands of Mexico. The tequila is made with only 100% Blue Weber Agave. Corzo is the only tequila in the world that uses a process called sparging. Sparging introduces microbubbles into the tequila allowing...

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To understand what a Pisco Sour is you first need to understand what Pisco is all about. Pisco is a colorless brandy that originates from Peru and is currently one of the largest exports from South American countries both Peru and Chile. Mentions of Pisco go back as far as the late 1500’s and has been so popular that the spirit was a favorite of gold rushers in San Francisco and the rest of California...