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From Cup to Coupe: The Enticing Combination of Coffee & Spirits

From Cup to Coupe: The Enticing Combination of Coffee & Spirits

For as long as the human race has been ingenious enough to make beverages out of unlikely plants and strange-smelling ferments, coffee and alcohol have stood as the twin potable pillars of cultured society. Although coffee lives at the center of many a morning ritual, and spirits tend to dwell in the happy hours of

Margarita Recipes: 101 

Margarita Recipes: 101 

Team Spirits lays out the building blocks for executing everyone’s favorite agave sour.  Though most can agree that a Margarita is delicious, passionate opinions arise when discussing how best to make one. Ostensibly a straightforward cocktail composed of tequila, citrus, and sugar (in the form of syrup or liqueur), variations in proportion and type of

Reel Cocktails: Academy Award Snubs

Reel Cocktails: 2020 Holiday Edition 1

With the 93rd Edition of the Academy Awards airing this Sunday, Team Spirits takes a look at a few famous snubs from years past while awarding them our own brand of accolade— the perfect cocktail pairing. This coming Sunday, the red carpet will once again unfurl for the 93rd Academy Awards. Cinephiles around the globe

7 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT

9 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT 9

Think of this as our monthly answer to, ’so what have you been into lately?’ — fresh updates from Portfolio Managers with unfiltered intel on why we’re drinking what we are. Last year we kicked off the new decade with our 2020 Grand Portfolio Tastings, an inimitable series of events that we host, in any

Reel Cocktails: 2020 Holiday Edition

Reel Cocktails: 2020 Holiday Edition 1

This winter, your Friendly Skurnik Spirits Team trades pages for pictures, switching out our Books & Booze Cocktail series for a collection of libations inspired by a few of our favorite holiday films. Net-mix and Chill? That’s right—we said it. Here’s wishing you and yours a cozy holiday full of festive viewings with a delicious

What Do I Do With This?: Norden Aquavit Original Taffel Style

What Do I Do With This?: Norden Aquavit Original Taffel Style 5

  Let’s talk about caraway… Sometimes referred to as meridian fennel or Persian cumin, caraway is a plant that belongs to the carrot family whose fruit, when dried, is often mistakenly referred to as a seed. These fruits tantalizingly mimic the essential oils of anise, fennel, licorice, spearmint, dill, magnolia blossoms, star anise, and orange

Halloween Tales and Tipples

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To paraphrase Ray Bradbury, October is a time for autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Perhaps as we find ourselves sticking closer to home this Halloween, the time is right to indulge in some autumnal pondering of the old customs; some that have given birth to modern, American Halloween traditions and those that march on

Books & Booze: Book Lover’s Day Edition

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This Sunday marks National Book Lover’s Day, and certainly, the last few months have proven how valuable a good book can be in inspiring, educating, or simply entertaining during tough times. In the world of hospitality, nothing shows appreciation quite like a lovingly constructed cocktail, so here are a few tipples inspired by the current

Sustainability in Spirits: Jean-Luc Pasquet

Sustainability in Spirits: Jean-Luc Pasquet

THE SUSTAINABILITY IN SPIRITS SERIES This is our eighth installment in a series that defines sustainability in spirits and shares some selections from our very own spirits portfolio. PART I Square One Organic Spirits PART II Apologue PART III Azteca Azul PART IV Real Minero PART V Novo Fogo PART VI Rhum JM PART VII Vicario