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Spirits Trend: Fortified Wines In Cocktails

As the weather cools and we head into the holiday season, cocktails are taking a seasonal twist with classic fortified wines like Port, Sherry, and Madeira. The deep flavors offered by these powerful beverages create boldness while minding the overall alcohol by volume of a drink, which plays nicely into the ongoing trend of low abv cocktails. Each category of fortified wine has something uniquely delicious to offer, and while the list of fortified wines extends beyond, these three major players are a good place to start.

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Spirits List: 4 Best Whiskeys For A Copywriter

The Copywriter is an Irish whiskey based cocktail that uses honey syrup, sweet vermouth, lemon and club soda to make a lightly sweet, endlessly sippable long drink with the smooth undertones of Irish whiskey. With 4.5 and 5 stars, these 4 spirits, including one from India,  outperformed the rest for best mixability in this easy drinking cocktail.

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Spirit Trend: Healthy-ish Cocktails

Following up on last year’s trend of low alcoholic cocktails, finding new ways to put a healthy spin on beverages is still going strong. It’s no surprise that bartenders and other alcoholic beverage professionals make an extra effort to stay healthy overall. Whether this means juicing, joining a boxing gym, or incorporating detoxifying supplements, the desire to stay in top shape is finding its way onto menus.

 

 


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Spirits List: 7 Best Rums For Papa Doble

The Papa Doble is perhaps better known as the Hemingway Daiquiri, which the writer famously enjoyed in Havana. Made with rum, fresh lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice, and maraschino liqueur, it’s a fruitier version of a simple daiquiri. We tested every rum with the same recipe to see which one shined the brightest in this classic cocktail. These 7 stood out.

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