Liqueur Recipes

Delft Blue

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It’s Mixology Monday time again, and this month we are hosted by Adventures In Cocktails with the theme – “Niche Spirits”. So that means no basics: no vodka, tequila, gin, rum, brandy or whiskey.

We said, “Hey, how about a nice Genever Cocktail from our new book – DIY Cocktails?”

Genever, AKA “Holland Gin”, is the Dutch predecessor from which the more ubiquitous “London Dry” gin evolved.

Ingredients:
2 parts Bols Genever
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American Dad

post iconIf your Dad’s a class act (or even if he’s not), mix him a classy Father’s Day tipple … The American Dad, made with rye and amer …Read More

The Happy Dad

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Here’s one from the archives.

What to get dear old dad for Father’s Day? Another tie, some after shave, a bottle of scotch? Forget that, we say mix pops up a fancy cocktail. He’ll be impressed with your bar skills as you shake him up this tangy mixture of vodka, Cointreau and Campari.

After two, you’ll certainly have a happy dad!

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Oval Vodka
¾ oz Cointreau
1 oz Campari
Orange twist … Read more

Spring-Time Manhattan

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Ingredients:
1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark
½ parts Maurin Quina Liqueur
1 bar spoon Stirrings Ginger
4 dashes Peychauds Bitters
1 heaping bar spoon of orange marmalade

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill with ice and shake until frost forms on the tin. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh orange twist.

Recipe by Josh Lewis (Blush). Courtesy of Maker’s Mark Whisky.

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La Estrella

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Gabrielle’s X-Rated Kiss

Such a luxurious, simple drink, for such a high-maintenance housewife with high- society standards. A one time model, Gabrielle Solis wasn’t satisfied with one man, so she added the yard boy to her roster of lovers. But unlike Mrs. Solis, you’ll be a bit more faithful to this cocktail, though we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to have just one.

Ingredients:
1.5 oz X- Rated Fusion Liqueur
1.5 oz Skyy Vodka
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Kahlua Mocha Freeze

Ingredients:
1 oz Kahlúa Mocha
2 oz chilled coffee
2 oz milk or cream

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Add ice and blend until smooth. Serve in a large highball or tall glass.

You can also substitute two scoops of ice cream for the milk/cream.

Courtesy of Kahlúa.

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Death by Fire

Known to make a grown man cry.

Ingredients: 
½ oz Goldschlager
½ oz DeKuyper Hot Damn 100 or other spicy cinnamon liquor 
½ oz Bacardi 151 rum

Directions:
Mix. Serve in a cordial glass.

Courtesy of Dee Ann.

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White Elephant

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Mango Margarita

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Fresh mango is fantastic. It’s lightly sweet, and its tropical flavor can instantly transport you to a relaxing place. Put that in a margarita and you have a winner!

This delightful fresh mango margarita will pair equally well with spicy food on Cinco de Mayo or a lovely brunch or picnic on Mother’s Day. I may just do both … it’s that good.

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