Category: Ingredients

  • Homemade Grenadine #2: Hibiscus Grenadine

    So, early on in CH history I tackled making homemade grenadine which was a real revelation for me.  For both of the recipes I whipped up I used Pom juice, which turned out good.  Certainly a damn sight better than the store bought stuff.  but, I felt there was still something missing.  I hadn’t used […]

  • MxMo XXXIV: Spice – Hess House Bitters

    The topic of this month’s Mixology Monday is Spice and Craig over at Tiki Drinks and Indigo Firmaments is kind enough to host this shindig.  Let’s not beat around the bush, cocktails are amazingly tasty, but like food some times they need a bit of spice to make them truly incredible.  Cocktail bitters provide that […]

  • Bourbon – The Slightly Tall Building View

    Why do you need to discuss Bourbon, its just another whiskey right?  Well, yes, but there’s more to it than that.  All Bourbons are whiskies, but not all whiskies are Bourbons.  In the same way that to be called Scotch a whisky must meet certain criteria in order to call a product Straight Bourbon Whiskey […]

  • Ingredient – Tonic Syrup

    There is a great thread on eGullet titled “You might be a cocktail snob/geek if…”  Well, tonight I can add another of my own.  You might be a cocktail geek if you make incredible homemade tonic syrup and immediately start thinking about what you can tweak to make it better.  Last night the cocktail hacker […]

  • Ingredient – Fizz Water

    This is the first time here at Cocktail Hacker that we’ve had a chance to use any sort of carbonated water in a cocktail.  Most of you are quite familiar with some of the types of soda water by now, but there are some important differences that you should keep in mind when mixing drinks. […]