We're happy to bring you the best Monthly Mixology posts of 2014 from the Liquid Chef, Junior Merino on in-sight.

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Monthly Mixology with Junior Merino: Trending - Shrub Cocktails

9 weeks ago

“When creating cocktails each ingredient AADS together to create the perfect balance. In 2005, on my way to Tokyo to do a presentation of healthy cocktails, I was asked to develop cocktails using vinegar for a high end spa in Japan, of which went extremely well and I understood they have been serving those drinks since then.

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Monthly Mixology from our Expert Junior Merino: Cachaca

3 weeks ago

Cachaca, pronounced "ka-sha-sa", is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil. Unlike rum, which is usually made from molasses, cachaca, just as its French West Indian counterpart, Rhum Agricole, is made from sugar cane juice. Cachaca is produced before the crystallization of sugar occurs, whereas, molasses is produced after crystallization.

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Monthly Mixology with Junior Merino: The Art of Tequila

3 weeks ago

By: Junior Merino, The Liquid Chef Tequila has a complex history dating back hundreds of years. The natives of that region were already drinking an agave-based beverage known as pulque. With the arrival of the Spaniards also came modern fermenting and distillation processes that came to be known as Vino Mezcal.

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Monthly Mixology with Junior Merino: Tomato - The Forbidden Fruit

3 weeks ago

In the history of food, the tomato has suffered over 200 years of discrimination. Originally grown only for decorative purposes, the lack of education and rise of superstitions kept this fruit out of consumer hands for generations. A native to southern and central America, the tomato can be traced as far as the Incas in the Andes.

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Monthly Mixology with Junior Merino: Exploring Ingredients

13 weeks ago

In a wave of post modernistic throwbacks to pre- and post- prohibition cocktail crazes, one mixologist has stood his ground when it comes to his ideology in cocktail creating- Junior Merino, The Liquid Chef. His mother, daily would make tortillas from grinding acidulated corn down to flour and flattening that flour into tortillas that would be cooked on “comal” a flat griddle made from clay over a fire.

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Monthly Mixology from our Expert Junior Merino: Pisco

3 weeks ago

By Junior Merino, The Liquid Chef - Pisco is a "brandy" that is produced in the Pisco region of Peru and in the Valle del Rio Elqui in Chile. Pisco made from Peru tends to be produced using Quebranta grapes, but will sometimes be produced from 3 other dry grapes or 4 aromatic grapes from the muscat grape family .

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Monthly Mixology from our Expert Junior Merino: A Lesson on Mezcal

3 weeks ago

Mezcal is a distilled drink made from the maguey plant. The name, mezcal, is taken from the Nahuatl word, mexcalmetl, and is the generic name for spirits originating from the agave plant and also the name of the regional beverage produced mostly in the State of Oaxaca, which is located in the southern part of Mexico.

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Monthly Mixology with Junior Merino: Ancient Mexican Drinks of the Gods - in-sight.symrise.com

3 weeks ago

This is a legend about the god of the morning star coming to earth among the Toltecs, who immediately saw this being as divine. They quickly erected temples and worshiped him as their god. The god of the morning star stole a small bush from the land of the gods and planted it on earth.

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