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Merchant’s Negroni

March 17, 2015
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The Negroni is a popular drink that dates back to 1920 and remains a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts across the globe. It’s simple to make with just three ingredients in equal parts (gin, sweet vermouth and Campari) yet sophisticated enough to scare away more than a few non-believers. Many variations of this classic have been created over the years but few of them capture the distinct character of the original. …Read More >

Dionysus and the Erotes: an updated Prohibition era classic

March 4, 2015
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The Between the Sheets cocktail was a popular high-octane rum drink from the Prohibition era. It has an interesting flavor profile that might tempt you to drink them all night, but be careful, they pack a punch. Many classic cocktails evolve over the years and the BTS is no exception. We’ve seen this recipe altered to include various liqueurs, vodka and even tequila. Some of these variations were more successful …Read More >

Smoked Banana Daiquiri – escapism in a glass

February 17, 2015
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The best tiki drinks bring together an array of exotic elements to create a one of a kind experience. Whether it’s the aroma and flavors of the ingredients or the intoxicating visuals from specialty mugs and garnishes, you are surely in for something creative and original. Much like the south seas decor of classic tiki bars, the cocktails were meant to be a form of escapism. This month’s Rum Mixology …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Zac Overman

February 2, 2015
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Back by popular demand, we’re reviving our Mixologist of the Month segment. Join us for a 7 question conversation with Zac Overman.   1. What’s your story? How did you get interested in cocktails? I grew up in North Carolina, and didn’t really drink until I was into my mid-20s. A lot has changed there in the past ten years, but at the time you couldn’t really get a good …Read More >

Jet Pilot – a tiki classic

January 20, 2015
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It’s no secret that the one-of-a-kind flavor profile of our Merchant’s Reserve Rum lends itself well to an array of tiki drinks. If you’re a fan of tiki cocktails and culture, you surely know the ins and outs of making Mai Tais and Zombies by now. We’ve decided to focus on a delicious, yet lesser known drink that dates back to 1950s era Beverly Hills, the Jet Pilot. The original …Read More >

Hot Buttered Rum Day, The Denizen Way

January 17, 2015

To celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day, we decided to do a little digging into the history of the drink.  Like so many legendary cocktails, this one’s origin is just that; left to legend and lore. Hot drinks with eggs were a favorite in the colder months at the colonial tavern but no one seems to know, as a matter of fact, when butter first started to fortify a hot boozy mix. Many …Read More >

Ring in the New Year with a Merchant’s Air Mail cocktail

December 31, 2014
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Esquire Magazine’s legendary Handbook for Hosts has inspired many of us to throw great parties with the perfect mix of friends, food, music and well-made drinks. It was first published more than 60 years ago so it’s no surprise that the HFH has helped popularize a few quality cocktails over the years. One of our favorites is called the Air Mail and the recipe was premiered in the first edition …Read More >

Velveteen Rabbit creates the Aberdeen Son cocktail with Denizen Merchant’s Reserve

December 23, 2014
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The downtown arts scene in Las Vegas has seen many quality businesses open up shop over the last several years. From galleries and restaurants to clubs and bars, this is the place to be if you’re looking for some of the city’s most unique spots. Velveteen Rabbit is one of the newest bars to open in the arts district and has become a mainstay for quality drink and booze enthusiasts. …Read More >

When in Vegas, try a Turning Leaf cocktail at Vanguard Lounge

December 3, 2014
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The cocktail scene in Las Vegas has come a long way in the last ten years and one of the top bars in the city is Vanguard Lounge. Open since 2010 in the super-hip Freemont East District of Downtown Vegas, Vanguard has become a go-to spot for cocktail enthusiasts who want to escape all of the glammed up tourist traps and enjoy a quality cocktail in a unique atmosphere. If …Read More >

Cocktail Recipe: Harvest Sidecar

November 17, 2014
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With the thermometer dipping down to freezing temps across much of the country over the last week, we were inspired to feature a cocktail that is sure to warm your body as well as your taste buds. Since it’s only mid-November, we’re celebrating the flavors of the season with a simple, well-balanced concoction that shares the subtle taste of pumpkin spice with lemon, Cointreau and rum. For this drink we …Read More >

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