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  1. Reimagining the Classic Daiquiri Cocktail

    Take a quick trip with us to rediscover the classic rum drink that’s been around since 1898 and carries a legacy that is still cherished today. We're talking about the daiquiri. Many of us have enjoyed this refreshing cocktail while on vacation, or at our favorite cocktail bar, but few of us know the story behind the Papa Doble...better known as the Hemingway Daiquiri.

    The great American author, Ernest Hemingway, was known to enjoy a cocktail or two. He became synonymous with the daiquiri after a chance meeting between him and a famous Cuban bartender helped shape the history of this drink.

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  2. 5 Design Elements Bars Should Consider for Enhanced Performance

    The biggest reason bar designs don't work is because those doing the designing have often never tended bar, let alone in a busy Las Vegas nightclub pumping out hundreds of drinks per hour.

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  3. Capitalizing on the Current Hard Seltzer Trend

    Recent years have seen a slight dip in the sales of alcoholic beverages, while non-alcoholic beverages continue to earn a greater market share. Yet one product has managed to buck this trend: hard seltzer. Hard seltzer is an alcoholic beverage that has been showing strong sales growth over the last few years.

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  4. A Closer Look at the Top Foodservice Trend of 2019

    Every year, the National Restaurant Association surveys chefs across the country to report on the hottest trends of the year. This year, 77 percent of all those surveyed chimed in with the same answer for the top spot, and it wasn't even related to food.

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  5. Congratulations to Philadelphia Distilling, America's Distillery Bar of the Year

    Just northeast of Philadelphia's city center is a neighborhood along the banks of the Deleware River called Fishtown. Traditionally a working class, Irish neighborhood, today Fishtown is experiencing a large influx of young professionals and a new sense of vibrancy. It's also home to Philadelphia Distilling and the country's best distillery bar.

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  6. The Ultimate Guide to Irish Whiskey

    While green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and bagpipes may take center stage during your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, no celebration of Irish heritage is complete without Irish whiskey. And there’s a reason for that. Because of its smoothness, rich flavor profiles, and overall drinkability, Irish whiskey has become one of the top spirits to enjoy year round.

    What sets Irish whiskey apart from other whiskeys, and how did this popular spirit almost cease to exist? Let’s take a closer look in our Ultimate Guide to Irish Whiskey.

    What is Irish Whiskey?

    This one is obvious, but to qualify as Irish whiskey, it must first be born in Ireland. But that’s not all it takes. Much like Scotch or Bourbon, Irish whiskey must follow certain rules to be classified as such. Irish whiskey can be distilled to no higher than 94.8% ABV, and it must be wood-aged for at least three years in Ireland.

    Unlike Scotch, Irish whiskeys are allowed to use enzymes with st

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  7. The Secret Behind Blue Beverages

    Blue is one of the hardest colors to find -- naturally -- in nature. Think about it. Aside from maybe blueberries, which aren't really blue in the classical sense, can you think of any other plant, fruit, or vegetable that has a true blue hue?

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  8. A Quick Look at Perlick’s NAFEM19 Highlights

    At The NAFEM Show 2019, Perlick unveiled all the new innovations and solutions we've been working on over the past several months and even years.

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  9. The Science Behind Large Format Cocktail Ice

    Despite the fact ice is used in one way or another in more than 90 percent of all cocktails, the importance of cocktail ice has only grown over the last several years. One of the driving forces behind this trend is large format ice, and behind that trend you can find -- science.

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  10. Why Cocktail Ice Makes a Difference

    If you ask ice machine manufacturers, companies who specialize in ice sanitation, or even companies that produce and sell ice, one theme is common. Ice is food.

    This is no different in the world of bar and beverage.

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