Ever receive a bad bottle of wine as a gift? CHOW.com's Meredith Arthur shares a clever, simple tip on how to transform a glass of bad Chardonnay into a delicious cocktail. (Click here for our wine cocktail recipe.)
Don't Ruin Your Cocktail with Watery Ice Chips
Most home bartenders strain their drinks using only a Hawthorne strainer (the kind with the metal spring), which lets a lot of extra ice into their drinks. Jennifer Colliau, bartender at San Francisco’s Heaven’s Dog and owner of Small Hand Foods, shows how adding a tea strainer to the equation will keep ice chips out of your drink, ensuring a properly diluted, tasty cocktail.