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4321 MANCHESTER AVE.

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314.833.3088

intoxicolo gy By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

For

cocktail

that at-home mixologists avoid the pitfalls

craftsmanship at home, visiting this education-

those

looking

to

master

o f t r i a l a n d e r r o r. B o t h t a s t i n g a n d h a n d s - o n

f o c u s e d s h o p i s a m u s t . I t s w a r e s i n c l u d e l i q u o r,

classes are offered, and the shop also features

of course—it specializes in artisan spirits—but

a different cocktail recipe each month,

t h a t ’s j u s t t h e s t a r t . F r o m b a r w a r e t o b o o k s

with free samples on Saturday afternoons.

to hands-on classes, Intoxicology offers a o n e - s t o p s h o p f o r e v e r y t h i n g b a r- re l a t e d .

Next come all the tools for stirring, shaking, muddling, mixing, measuring and—last but

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By definition, every cocktail includes a base

not least—enjoying via its vintage glassware

spirit and modifiers that support the base and

collection. And don’t forget the accessories,

add smoothness, complexity and balance. Not

f r o m i c e p i c k s t o a p r o n s . N o t s u r e w h a t ’s t h e

only does Intoxicology stock all of the essential

essential next step for your home bar setup

cocktail components, its owners will teach you

a n d w h a t ’s f u n b u t o p t i o n a l ? I n t o x i c o l o g y ’s

the basic recipes for using them—ensuring

experts will be happy to help you sort it out.

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