Granulated white sugar is simply sucrose, a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. The sweet substance is the product of extraction from sugar cane (and occasionally sugar beets). For centuries, sugar was sold in loaves, but around the start of the 20th century, granular became the norm. White sugar gets its color because it has been refined, a process that involves the removal of molasses from the product.
Just in time for National Margarita Day on February 22, Hacha is launching a Mirror Margarita menu that aims to reframe the legendary libation. Like the first, crystal clear Mirror Margarita, the variations on the list surprise and delight the palate without the clutter and noise of excessive garnishes, flashy glasses, or even color.
Cocktail awards season starts a little earlier across the pond. On Tuesday (2.18.20), CLASS magazine crowned England’s drinks royalty at their annual awards ceremony. This year’s results notably featured an all female sweep of the major individual categories.
Tariffs might be driving European wine prices up in the US, but according to a new report, other factors will push the price of American wines down this year. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)’s annual State of the US Wine Industry report predicted a glut of California and Oregon wines domestically… and a subsequent retail price drop.