A new generation of cocktail connoisseurs are crafting creative cocktails with premium spirits, fresh produce, herbs, and spices.
In the late 1980's, premium vodka became the craze. Infusing the spirits with flavor by adding it to a jar of fruit, herbs, or spices was the obvious next step. The trend became so popular that spirits companies began to sell bottles of the infused liquor. Today, you can find vodka infused with everything from apple to vanilla making the cocktail possiblities almost endless. Check out these infused flavors
It's hard to believe that it has been almost a century since Prohibition began in the U.S. But it's not hard to understand that mixed drinks became increasingly more popular as the availablity of quality alcohol suffered. Once Prohibiition ended, it was several decades before better spirits were avaialble again.
The basis for most cocktails is the spirits. Whether mixed with other spirits, fruit juices, syrups, creams, or liqueurs, there are thousands of exciting combinations to craft interesting cocktails. Find your favorite spirits below.