Ray Foley is the creator of the Fuzzy Navel cocktail, an spirits expert, and editor and founder of BARTENDER Magazine/Foley Publishing. See it online at www.bartender.com.
Cocktail Shopping Tip
Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.
Cocktail Cooking Tip
Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.