(ingredient) The herbs, spices, fruit, vegetables, flowers, or other flavoring ingredients that are used to flavor spirits, most commonly gin. Delicate… Read more


(garnish, ingredient) Something used to decorate a beverage. Garnishes are often used with cocktails, but occasionally with neat spirits or non-alcoholic drinks… Read more

ginger beer

(ingredient) A non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made by fermenting ginger and sugar with yeast. Ginger Beer tends to be spicier than ginger… Read more


(ingredient, phrase, technique) A starchy, sugary mixture of grains and water (frequently malted barley, corn, rye, and/or wheat) that is fermented in the… Read more


(garnish, ingredient) An herb used to flavor and garnish many famous cocktail recipes. Mint comes in several varieties, including spearmint, chocolate mint,… Read more

orgeat syrup

(ingredient) A sweet syrup made of almonds, sugar, water, and orange flower water, that is typically used as a cocktail ingredient.… Read more


(ingredient) An accumulation of partially decayed plant matter found in peat bogs, formed when various environmental conditions prevent it from decaying… Read more

rich simple syrup

(ingredient) A syrup made with a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water. May also be known as rock candy syrup, especially… Read more


(booze type, ingredient) A grain used in the production of rye whiskey. Rye is known for being somewhat difficult to ferment, so 100% rye… Read more

simple syrup

(ingredient) A syrup consisting of sugar and water, most commonly in a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water, often used as… Read more


(ingredient) Single-celled microorganisms that belong to the fungus kingdom. In the production of beer, wine, and distilled spirits, yeasts (most commonly… Read more