The Cocktail Ritual

Rachel Eva

Once Upon a Soggy Valentine's Day...

Once Upon a Soggy Valentine's Day... February 8, 2019 / Rachel Eva    Everyone’s had a Valentine’s Day that just sucks.   It’s raining. You’re broke. You’re broken up with. You’re broken. We’ve all had it happen.   There was that one time when we were broke, living with 3 other people, and had to decide which couple got to stay home and cook and be interrupted by our single housemate every time she went to the bathroom, and which couple had to go out and pay for an overpriced pre-fixe meal, surrounded by the sad faces of obligation and disappointed...

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The Schrage on Fire: An Apropos Cocktail for the Advent of Autumn

The Schrage on Fire: An Apropos Cocktail for the Advent of Autumn

October 16, 2018 / Rachel Eva    “ap·ro·pos: adjective; def.: very appropriate to a particular situation. “The Schrage on Fire, with its dark, boozy profile, notes of spiced pear and woody bourbon, and flaming, illuminated color profile, is a decidedly apropos cocktail to welcome the brisk introduction of autumn”” — Dictionary + Rachel Eva   Not that we get much fall color (or cool weather) here in Southern California, where it seems to remain a perpetual 72 degrees… But then again, how much more of a need do we have for autumnal cocktails to help convince us of a change...

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Uncompromising Quality: The Aero Cocktail Spoon

Uncompromising Quality: The Aero Cocktail Spoon

August 2, 2018 / Rachel Eva We take a lot of pride in our work here at Standard Spoon Barware. And by "our work," right now I'm talking about our tools, specifically - the barware we design, make, and sell here on the website. We do a lot of other work to run the business (you know, marketing and business development and management stuff), but the core of what we do is impeccably made bar tools.  We are working with our manufacturer right now on a fresh batch of Aero Cocktail Spoons.  Each time we place a re-order for an...

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Sour Cocktail Family & The Whiskey Sour

Sour Cocktail Family & The Whiskey Sour

July 19, 2018 / Rachel Eva The Whiskey Sour is a classic of a classic drink.  In it's simplest form, it's one of the basic building-block recipes: spirit + sour + sweet.  That's really what a "sour" cocktail is.  The Sour Cocktail Family When cocktails share the same basic specifications, they're referred to as a "family."  There are a lot of cocktail families we'll be writing about in the coming months: Duos and Trios, Fizzes and Daisies, Cobblers and Bucks and  Juleps and Highballs... so be sure to join the Cocktail Club to get the next installment! The Sour Family of Cocktails combines a...

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