Mixology Renaissance

By Mary Wilson | marwilson@wutr.tv

Published 05/01 2014 11:53PM

Updated 05/01 2014 11:55PM

Bars and restaurants. It's a renaissance of sorts... happening in high ball and martini glasses across the country. Crafted drinks aren't a new concept but they're gaining popularity in bars, hotels and even cruise lines. Skilled mixologists like Nick Eldredge in Des Moines, Iowa are pushing boundaries on what can go into a cocktail and how it's made... There are classic techniques like shaking and stirring. Techniques like straining, and muddling give different flavors to the alcohol herbs and fruits, candy, flames and specially prepared all are helping with twists on vintage drinks. Carnival Cruise lines has a vintage themed bar on some of its ships called alchemy. It's got the feel of a pharmacy and patrons are prescribed a custom cocktail.

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