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Delicious Brandy

Delicious Brandy

Delicious Brandy - CognacIn all honesty, for me, Brandy was always an afterthought and never have I preferred to have a brandy over other drinks until…. until a wonderful mini break with my mother-in-law visiting some German Christmas Markets. Gosh this was a few years ago now.. We were in a little town called Rüdesheim which is just stunning, it was a cold winter day and we stopped off in a little cafe for a warm drink and this is where I became hooked. We had what was called a Rüdesheimer Kaffee. Wow delicious!

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Absinthe Preparation

Absinthe Preparation

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When it comes to Absinthe preparation, there is a common misconception in the way that it should be done. Many say that it should be done by burning a sugar cube over your glass of absinthe. Now, don’t get me wrong, that one of the ways to prepare the scrummy drink. It is not however, the traditional method. The tradition method is the original French way. Try them all and see what you like the best the taste does change depending in the method that you use.

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Absinthe Cocktails – 5 of the Best

Absinthe Cocktails – 5 of the Best!

Absinthe Cocktails - 5 of the Best
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Absinthe amongst many others is a very versatile spirit which is why we love absinthe cocktails and want to share with you 5 of the best. We are very fond of absinthe here at The Pocket Hip Flask Co and so, if you are too, we know that you will love these drinks. Just remember though that Absinthe is rather strong and so although very easy to drink, not the best idea to drink too many. We would not advise trying all of the cocktails in one day. However much you may want to! Continue reading Absinthe Cocktails – 5 of the Best

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Absinthe Production

Absinthe Production

 

Fast growing in popularity, Absinthe is most certainly and acquired taste for many. Some love it (The Pocket Hip Flask Co included), and other despise it. After being banned in so many countries, Absinthe peaked curiosity in many when the ban was lifted. Banned because it became associated with violence and anti-social behaviour many countries were reluctant to allow production again.
It has been said that he actual reason the prohibition started was not due to the effect of the Absinthe, those same effects that we get from most alcohol (minis the marginal hallucinogenic), but due to the fact that it was so popular that other drinks were no longer being bought. Drinks that the governments had shares in..

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Absinthe – An Acquired Taste

Absinthe – An Acquired Taste

Absinthe Green Fairy 8oz Stainless Steel Hip FlaskAbsinthe is a deliciously tasty spirit which is most certainly an acquired taste. Like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Personally I love it! It has such a unique flavour that it truly is delicious. It probably helps that it is made from some of my favourite herbs. As many of you may know, Absinthe is a very strong alcoholic drink, usually around 40-75% proof.  Not one of the most popular drinking here in the UK, although the love is growing, Absinthe is incredibly popular around Europe. Yummy!

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Delightful Vodka Cocktails

5 Delightful Vodka Cocktails

5 Delightful Vodka CocktailsI have heard it said that vodka is a tasteless drink and that it is not a great drink to have in your cupboard – rubbish and so this is why we thought that we would introduce you to 5 Delightful Vodka Cocktails which you may or may not have tried before. Even if you have had these lovelies before, they are sooo good that you will want them again and again and again! Here at The Pocket Hip Flask Co HQ, we do love a nice cocktail every now and again!

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Vodka – Production & Distillation

Vodka – Production & Distillation

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Vodka is one of the most favourite alcoholic drinks around the globe. Why? Because it is delicious and crisp!
Fermenting certain grains and fruits so that they produce an intoxicating drink has been around since very ancient times and vodka was one of the earliest liquors to have been made.

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History of Vodka

Vivacious Vodka for your Hip Flask

History of Vodka - Vodka CollectionSome say that Vodka is both flavourless and has no smell however, I think that there are many of us out there who would disagree. Personally I think it has both but maybe that’s because I’ve never consumed an expensive vodka. For me I can certainly taste it and can most certainly smell it. I am not saying that this is a bad thing however as I am rather partial to a nip of vodka on occasion 🙂

Vodka is a distilled liquor that is made from cereal grain or potatoes that have been fermented however, some modern brands make theirs from fruits or sugars.

Traditionally drunk neat and served chilled, over the years it has evolved, especially in places like the UK and the US where it has been drunk with varying mixers such as coke, cranberry juice and even orange juice as well as tomato juice. It is also commonly used in many tasty cocktails, you can head over to our Vodka cocktails page for some ideas after you’ve finished here.

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5 of The World’s Best Drinking Cultures

Drinking-Cultures

To have a good drinking culture, it really does have to be more about quality over quantity and more than getting absolutely sloshed and befuddled. It has to be about fun, tradition, a sense of occasion. Yes we have all been three sheets to the wind at some point however, it is not about that or about drinking away any sorrows that you have. Lighten up, toast the good times and enjoy yourselves.

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