Cocktail Overhaul: Lynchburg Lemonade


The Lynchburg Lemonade was the subject of a fierce legal battle between creator Tony Mason and the Jack Daniels distillery. Was it a drink worth fighting for? Not in its original form, I’d say. The classic Lynchburg Lemonade is equal parts Jack Daniels, triple sec, sour mix, 7-Up. The whiskey is buried under sour mix and sweet orange liqueur, plus the sweet soda on top. Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

English Milk Punch

Often when people hear the words milk punch, their minds immediately jump to that quintessential creamy drink made famous in New Orleans. I want to introduce to you a wholly different animal: the clear English Milk Punch. Yes, it involves curdled milk, and yes, it’s delicious. Find the history behind it by clicking here or

The Mix Lab’s Guide to: Cinnamon Syrup

There are a number of species that are often sold as cinnamon. They all have similar yet different flavor profiles and textures. Ceylon cinnamon is the “true cinnamon” and has a more aromatic and delicate flavor than Cassia or Chinese cinnamon which is the most common form found in the US. Vietnamese or Saigon cinnamon

The Mix Lab’s Guide to: Hibiscus Grenadine

Grenadine is supposed to be a pomegranate syrup. In order to reduce production costs the fruit juice has been replaced with artificial ingredients. Most commercial grenadines are now just high fructose corn syrup and Red #40 and Blue #1 – just colored sugar with no real flavor. Real grenadine is sweet, tart, and rich in

50th Post!! 7 Cocktails I Want to Try

7 Cocktails I Want to Try In the following list you will see cocktails inside an ice egg, cocktails with foam, carbonated cocktails, cocktails that use unique syrups and even one with smoked ice. I’ve never had any of them but I hope I get the chance to try them all. 7. Vessel 75 This

The Mix Lab’s Guide to: Strawberry Shrub

After coming across shrubs I had immediately placed it on the back burner. Vinegar did not jump out at me as something that I wished to add to my homemade ingredient repertoire. It was one of those ingredients which I thought I would never attempt myself, that is until… I came across this wonderful version

The Mix Lab’s Guide To: Rhubarb Syrup

Rhubard is a perennial vegetable. It has a unique tart and tangy taste that is often used in sauces and pies. It was initially grown for medicinal purposes in Asia some 2,000 years ago and is still used extensively in chinese medicine. It wasn’t until the 18th century that it was used for culinary purposes