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Lunazul Blanco Tequila With Recipes

Lunazul is a small-batch, handcrafted, un-aged 100% Agave Tequila. It is what a great Tequila should be - straightforward, authentic and smooth. Every bottle we make is grown, distilled and bottled right on the Tierra de Agaves' estate fields and the distillery is located just 5 km from the city of Tequila, Jalisco estate. They oversee every step of the process, from the field to the bottle, to ensure that everything is done right—the way our family has done for over eight generations. Lunazul is available in four varieties - Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and Primero.

National Martini Day

There is “The Martini” and then there are martinis and, quite often the latter has little or no resemblance to the original. The classic Gin Martini, made of gin and dry vermouth, will always remain a classic and a favorite for many. There is much debate among connoisseurs as to the ratio, style of gin (or vodka), and garnish that is the best, but most will agree that the gin-vermouth combination is one of the best cocktails ever created.

World Cup Cocktails For Every Taste

This will be the last post till Friday when I return from a mini vacation in Springfield, Mass. If you have an opportunity to get your hands on the wonderful elixir, Cachaca, give it a kick - perfect for summer and in honor of FIFA World Cup Soccer - GO USA!!!

The Mystery And Intrigue of Scotch

This is the final post of the week, therefore, it is dedicated to all those wonderful fathers and grandfathers out there, including my grandfather, John Edward Nagy, who was like a father figure to me growing up while still being a grandfather. He continues to fill both roles today. Also, to my father-in-laws, Dennis Speicher and Richard Beitz who gave me a wonderful life partner and mother of my son. Happy Father's Day and Cheers! to them, a little early!

Mixology Basics - Final Episode

This is the final post on the basics of mixology. I hope you enjoyed all the other ones. For today, I will focus on some bar tidbits and miscellaneous info related to bar setup. Also, for all my cocktail aficionados (thanks for being patient), I will provide a seasonal summer cocktail here as well.

Bottles that should always be stored in fridge -

Citrus Vodka (primarily because it's used for Lemon Drops)

Rumplemintz or peppermint schnapps

Mixology Basics - Part Deux

In continuing our series on the foundations of Mixology, we will now discuss drink classifications, shaking versus stirring rules, and other miscellaneous stuff related to drink prep and drink making. Note: this blog discussion does not replace the Mixology class that I perform. That class goes into much more detail and involves live demos, interaction, and guests actually making the drinks. Ok, here we go:

Shaking vs. Stirring

Top 10 Most Popular Cocktails In The World

Who doesn't like a top ten list? Most of these cocktails have been around since prohibotion and the beginning of the modern drinking age. Along with the list, I am offering up my rating of the cocktail on a scale from 1 to 10 -  aptly named Michael's rating - and tasting notes/occasion. Of course, everyone's taste profile is different so take that in account. If you haven't tried some or most of these, then I feel bad for you. One of my favorite sayings is "I feel bad for people who don't drink because that's the best they're going to feel all day".

Seasonal Cocktails - Hemingway Daiquiri And More...

I recently received excellent ideas from my blog followers as to what topics they most like to read about. To follow up on that I am dedicating this post to dear cousin, Laura Nagy, who is a big fan of seasonal cocktails. I love ya, Laura...Without further adieu, I give you three outstanding, refreshing summer cocktails from my secret personal stash...The common theme to these cocktails is that they all contain grapefruit juice and are best drank outside at a pool or on a deck...Let me know your thoughts.

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