Terms of Service

Last Updated: October 22, 2023

These terms of service (“Terms”) cover your use and access to the services, client software, and websites (“Services”) provided by NicheEgg LLC, operating the Cocktail Hammer website (https://cocktailhammer.com). By using our Services, you’re agreeing to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use our Services.

1. Access and use of the service

  • User Age: You must be at least 18 years old to use our Services. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
  • Account Registration: To use certain features of our services, you may be required to create an account. If, for any reason, you choose to create an account, you must provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and keep your account up-to-date.
  • Account Security: You’re responsible for all the activities that occur under your account. We encourage you to use a strong password for your account and prevent unauthorized access. If you notice any unauthorized use of your account, please contact us immediately.

2. Content

  • Your Content: You retain all rights to the content you post on our site. By posting, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-post, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your content on our site for the purposes of operating and providing the Services.
  • Our Content: All content, trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos, and other intellectual property rights in the Services are the property of NicheEgg LLC and its licensors. You may not use, reproduce, or distribute any of these materials without our express permission.

3. Restrictions

  • Prohibited Actions: You may not: (i) use the Services for any purpose that is illegal or prohibited in these Terms; (ii) exploit any part of the Services for commercial purposes without our consent; (iii) resell or lease the Services; (iv) access or search the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces.
  • Respect Others: You must not use the Services to harass, threaten, or defame any person or entity. You must not use the Services to publish or distribute material that is unlawful, harmful, abusive, or otherwise objectionable.

4. Termination

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Services at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. For example, we may suspend or terminate your use if you are not complying with these Terms, or if you are using the Services in a manner that we believe may cause us legal liability.

5. Disclaimers

Our Services are provided “as is” without any warranties, express or implied. NicheEgg LLC does not warrant that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted or secure basis.

6. Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, NicheEgg LLC will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill or other intangible losses, resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services.

7. Governing law

These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state in which NicheEgg LLC is registered, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

8. Amendments

We may update these Terms from time to time. When we do, we will post the new version with a new effective date. By continuing to use the Services after the Terms have been updated, you agree to be bound by the updated Terms.

9. Contact

For any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us here.

10. Entire agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and NicheEgg LLC and supersede all prior agreements, understandings, and communications between us regarding the Services.

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.