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Kelly Magyarics

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Kelly Magyarics

Kelly Magyarics is a wine and spirits writer, and wine educator, in the Washington, D.C. area. She also writes for Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, and DC Magazine. Kelly can be reached through her web site, www.trywine.net.


Molasses - a go-to ingredient among bartenders. Article
Treacly Tipples   October 6, 2014
By: Kelly Magyarics

Unctuous and earthy, molasses is becoming a go-to ingredient among bartenders. Especially around this time of year, when brown spirits, spices and heavier libations reign.

Black Eye at Zentan By Jon Harris at Zentan at the Donovan House Hotel in Washington Article
Cocktails: Back in Black   September 22, 2014
By: Kelly Magyarics

Creative cocktails come in all shades, from the white slush in a blended Pina Colada, to the mahogany tone of a well-stirred Manhattan. But one color has pretty much eluded the shaker—until now.

Beer’s Knees Recipe courtesy of Jon Arroyo Farmers Fishers Bakers Article
Malt and Hops Stand in for Spirits and Liqueurs   August 25, 2014
By: Kelly Magyarics

Barley, malt and hops seamlessly stand in for spirits and liqueurs, as bartenders pop the top and tap the keg for end-of-summer cocktails.

Chaplin Restaurant & Bar Laughing Gas Helium Cocktail Article
Helium Cocktails: What a Gas!   July 22, 2014
By: Kelly Magyarics

Guests enjoying one of the libations on the menu at Chaplin Restaurant & Bar may get a fit of the giggles after just one sip.

Forced Carbonation in Cocktails Article
Tap Takeover: Forced Carbonation Cocktails   June 3, 2014
By: Kelly Magyarics

Adding fizz to cocktails with soda may give unwanted flavor, while topping off drinks with seltzer water dilutes them.The solution?

Margarita with Salt Spray Article
Pump it Up with Spirit Sprays   May 6, 2014
By: Kelly Magyarics

Mixologists wishing to ramp up a drink’s aromatics and taste are increasingly turning to another method of delivery, one that gets its origins from the fragrance industry.

Pitcher Cocktails Article
Pitcher Perfect   December 23, 2013
By: Kelly Magyarics

Communal and fun, cocktails served in large vessels appeal to thirsty groups willing to share, and are also an economically feasible option for friends who have the same taste in cocktails.

Sangria Article
Super Summer Sippers   May 11, 2012
By: Kelly Magyarics

When the mercury rises, bar guests crave refreshment — and wine-based drinks deftly fit the bill. Whether it’s used in an icy, fruit-filled pitcher of Sangria, a fun bubbly cocktail or a modern, well-crafted take on a cooler or spritzer, wine can be just divine in the summertime.

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Refreshing Sangria Recipes to Beat the Heat   May 11, 2012
By: Kelly Magyarics

Beating the heat has never been easier! Before grabbing the shaker this summer, head for the wine rack. Check out these refreshing sangria and wine-based cocktail recipes!

Kelly Maygarics Article
Practice Makes Pour-fect   December 5, 2011
By: Kelly Magyarics

There is no shortage of techniques used in pursuit of the perfect wine pour. I polled wine professionals and consumers to get their takes on best practices that are cost effective to operators and palatable to customers.



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