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Cocktail Creativity

Cooking professionally allows you to constantly taste new flavors, experience new combinations and techniques and develop your palette, but this doesn’t end with food. That is why many chefs find ...

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Sipping through the Winter

Ah, as the winter winds start their chilly dance, there's something truly magical about snuggling up with a crafted cocktail. The history of winter cocktails is as rich and diverse as the flavors ...

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Whiskey Preparedness

Leaves have turned, the thermometer is dipping lower (slowly, finally), and we are looking for ways to get and stay warm. In any season, we look to consume food and beverage that reflect our ...

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Celebrate with Cider Cocktails

We are at the height of apple season, and The Chopping Block celebrates apple season in a big way, namely at the annual Lincoln Square Apple Fest. We serve our famous Apple Pie by the slice at this ...

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Copycat Luxardo Cherries

Cocktails are back in popularity and here to stay. Our cocktail classes and wine classes are proof of that - people love to drink but not just because of the effect of the alcohol. Our students love ...

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The Classic French 75 Cocktail

The French 75 cocktail is a fascinating and historic drink, with its origins dating all the way back to World War I. Discovering the history of this delightful concoction adds an interesting twist to ...

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Pink Drink or Sultry Summer Strawberry Solution

We’ve come to the point in summer where strawberries are on the wane. This is always a melancholy time of year for me because in my opinion strawberries are one of the greatest treats that warm ...

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Wine Cocktails are Perfect for Summer

Imagine a recent wine shopping excursion. Whether in a grocery store, a boutique wine shop or chain outlet, if you’re most places in the U.S., your choices include wines from around the world, in ...

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How Egg Whites Transform Cocktails

Over the last year, I’ve begun to explore the world of alcoholic beverages and how those flavors/techniques can be used in other mediums. I’ve discovered many amazing things while also tasting some ...

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Festive Holiday Parties with a Punch

Like so many people, I have family, friends and colleagues spread all around the country. During the holidays, I make it my personal mission to connect in some way with as many of them as I can. ...

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