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Greyhound Too

Greyhound too | grapefruit cocktail | cocktail hammer

Just to clarify, this is a second iteration of the beloved Greyhound cocktail. If you love that cocktail, you’ll love this one two…I mean too. As well.

Sea Breeze

Sea breeze | sea breeze | cocktail hammer

The Sea Breeze cocktail is like a vacation in a glass, complete with refreshing ocean vibes and a splash of grapefruit sass.

Cape Cod (Cranberry & Vodka)

Cape cod (cranberry & vodka) | cranberry and vodka | cocktail hammer

Cape Cod, Voddy Cranbo, Crantastic Vodka…Okay I made that last one up. But what ever you call it, the cranberry & vodka is berry vodka-licious!

Chocolate Punch

Chocolate punch | chocolate punch | cocktail hammer

Here’s a love letter to the chocolate punch. “My dearest chocolate, you are the sweetest thing in my life, but why must you hurt me so”

Christmas Whiskey Cocktail

Christmas whiskey cocktail | christmas whiskey cocktail | cocktail hammer

I’ll admit, couldn’t think of a better name for this one. I mean, Christmas Whiskey cocktail. At least you know what your getting right away.

Coffee Nudge

Coffee nudge | coffee nudge | cocktail hammer

Nudge Theory is based on the idea that people can be nudged to make the right choice without coercing them. Anyways, you should really try the Coffee Nudge.

General Harrison’s Eggnog

General harrison's eggnog | eggnog | cocktail hammer

Eggnog, the liquid embodiment of cozy holiday vibes in a cup. Impress your guests with the booziest seasonal cocktail on the menu.

Green Dragon

Green dragon | green dragon | cocktail hammer

The green dragon is the ultimate symbol of envy, fire and freshness. Just like this cocktail. Give it a shot and tell us what you think.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Cocktail Hammer is a mixology-centric website that provides an extensive array of resources for home bartenders, professional mixologists, and cocktail enthusiasts. Here are some responses to the most frequently asked queries to help enhance your cocktail crafting skills.

To start home bartending, you'll need a few key tools. A cocktail shaker is essential for mixing drinks, and a jigger will help you measure the ingredients accurately.

A bar spoon is useful for stirring and layering drinks, while a strainer ensures a smooth, sediment-free cocktail.

A muddler is important for crushing herbs or fruit, and a citrus peeler or zester is useful for adding garnishes. Finally, you may want a good-quality knife and chopping board for preparing ingredients.

There are a few key techniques that are critical for home bartending. Shaking is a common technique used to mix, chill and dilute drinks quickly. Stirring is used when you want to maintain the clarity of the drink while still mixing the ingredients. Muddling is used to extract flavors from fresh ingredients like herbs or fruit.

Layering is another technique that involves carefully adding different liquors or mixers so that they sit in separate layers. Finally, garnishing not only makes your cocktail visually appealing but can also enhance its flavor.

Proper storage and maintenance of your liquors and mixers can extend their shelf life and preserve their quality. Unopened bottles of spirits are stable and can be stored for many years. Once opened, they should ideally be consumed within 1-2 years.

Store spirits in a cool, dark place, upright, to prevent the alcohol from breaking down the cork. Liqueurs should be stored similarly, but keep in mind they have a shorter shelf life due to their sugar content. Vermouth and other wine-based aperitifs should be refrigerated after opening and consumed within 1-2 weeks.

Mixers, too, should be refrigerated after opening and used within the recommended timeframe on the label. Fresh ingredients like lemons, limes, and herbs should be bought regularly to ensure they are always fresh when used in your drinks.