How to Clarify Lime Juice
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by Chris Tunstall
3d ago
[Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from the original 2013 version.] I don’t know about you, but since Tales this year I have been hearing about Clarified Juices on mixology blogs and craft cocktail sites all over the place. This week, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to give it a try with lime juice. What You Will Learn: Why your bottle-carbonated cocktail program needs clarified juice Two different ways to mess up your Clarification (From experience!) How juice clarification impacts taste How it’s Done: Lime Juice weight and Preparation: Juice limes Typica ..read more
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Join Us at the National Restaurant Association Show 2024
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by Melanie Tornroth
2M ago
Ready to spice up your culinary journey? Then the National Restaurant Association Show 2024 is calling your name… And the best part? Chris will be there repping A Bar Above! When: May 18-21, 2024 Where: The bustling city of Chicago (McCormick Place: 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL  60616) Find Us: Booth 11143   Photo by Tim Gouw via www.unsplash.com   This awesome expo promises to be an unforgettable experience for foodservice professionals and enthusiasts alike, so we hope to see you there. Curious but not sure yet? Read on for more information before booking your tickets. &nbs ..read more
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Introducing Our New Lemon Zester
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by Melanie Tornroth
3M ago
Hey, friends! We’re excited to unveil our latest gem at A Bar Above: the citrus zester! This nifty tool extracts that exciting flavor of citrus easily & quickly.    What is a Lemon Zester? A zester is a kitchen tool dedicated to extracting the flavorful oils and zesty tang from citrus fruit. It’s kind of like a cheese grater but made specifically for citrus peel. (If you’ve ever tried using an actual cheese grater on an orange or lemon peel to try to get strips of zest, you know it doesn’t really work super well.)  It’s got these tiny sharp holes that work wonders in removin ..read more
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Date Nights Reimagined: Introducing Our Exclusive Date Night Gift Box!
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by Melanie Tornroth
3M ago
Tired regular date nights? Looking for a creative idea for spending time with your significant other beyond traditional game nights, dance lessons (not for those with two left feet, let me tell ya), or ignoring each other during movie night with a bottle of wine?   Copyright A Bar Above   Look no further than our brand new Date Night Gift Box – an “inside-the-box idea” that guides you through crafting 2 delightful cocktails, all while enjoying some quality time with your loved one for a cozy night at home, where you can laugh, chat, and maybe even engage in a little friendly compet ..read more
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Egg Whites in Cocktails: Why use Them and How to do it Safely
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by Chris Tunstall
3M ago
This post may contain affiliate links. Check out this disclosure for more info. Thanks for your support! To the cocktail beginner, it might seem a bit alarming to watch your bartender crack an egg, add the whites to a shaker tin, shake away, and then serve you that drink – without any cooking whatsoever. After all, didn’t your mother tell you not to eat raw cookie dough because it has raw eggs in it? Well I can’t speak to your mother’s advice (I’ve been known to sneak some cookie dough in my day…), but I can tell you a bit about egg whites in cocktails and why it’s worth giving t ..read more
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Flavor Manipulation Course Series: Cocktail Bitters, Infusions, & Simple Syrups
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by Melanie Tornroth
4M ago
Did you know that A Bar Above offers a variety of educational courses on topics from mocktails to a becoming a better bartender? Well, we do! And we’re especially excited to share with you our Flavor Manipulation series, a trio of self-paced online courses that explore the use of essential ingredients like different types of bitters and syrups, as well as how to use various flavor profiles in alcoholic drinks.   Copyright A Bar Above   If you’re craving a way to transform your favorite cocktails into elevated creations, you’re in the right place. These courses delve into the true c ..read more
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Whiskey Vs Brandy: The Differences Between These Two Distilled Spirits
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by Melanie Tornroth
6M ago
In the world of spirits, whiskey and brandy have such a rich history and timeless feel, wouldn’t you say? There’s just something about these two beloved spirits that entices connoisseurs and newcomers alike with their depth. Both cherished for their complex flavors and exceptional craftsmanship, whiskey and brandy hold a special place in the hearts of cocktail lovers worldwide. Today, we’ll delve into the realms of whiskey and brandy, exploring their origins, production methods, flavor profiles, and the distinct characteristics that set them apart. So, grab your favorite glass, and join us as ..read more
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Best Barware Black Friday Deals 2023
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by Melanie Tornroth
6M ago
Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again—the Black Friday shopping season is here! And we at A Bar Above are really excited about all the awesome holiday deals we have for you. These are definitely our steepest discounts of the year, so make sure not to miss out! Whether you’re looking for a new set of tools for your home bar or just some fun stocking stuffers, our Black Friday offers will definitely help you save some money. Check out the exclusive deals we have in store for you this holiday season below. We know that everyone loves an epic deal, and we have two amazing discounts for a limi ..read more
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New Bar Tools Release!
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by Melanie Tornroth
6M ago
Hey there, fellow cocktail lovers, wine enthusiasts, and hospitality staff! We’re super excited to announce the addition of a couple new bar items & color lines to our ever-expanding lineup of bar accessories. Since our co-founder, Chris, spent 15 years behind the bar, he really understands the importance of having top-notch tools that won’t just break on you after a couple months– and that also look really, really good. So we’re always trying to add top-quality products at affordable prices.   Copyright A Bar Above   Stainless & Gold Wine Bottle Opener Are you in the marke ..read more
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How to Make Crushed Ice
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by Carrie Jean Lipe
6M ago
How to Make Crushed Ice at Home, or Wherever! You finally found a delicious recipe to make your favorite bar cocktail at home, but it’s served with crushed ice. Or maybe you’re having a backyard event and your signature cocktail uses crushed ice. Don’t have any? Don’t panic! There are plenty of options to achieve a tasty cocktail with the perfect ice! Make Your Own Crushed Ice at Home There are a lot of ways to make crushed ice, and I guarantee that you’ll be able to find a method here that will work with the tools (and budget) you already have. You can even crush ice with things you have a ..read more
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