Liqueur Recipes

Loft Lavender Cello Product Release

Like lavender? Like limoncello? Try Loft Lavender Cello, one of the organic liqueurs by Loft. You won’t be disappointed.

Simply put: It smells good. It tastes good.

It has the soft, sweet taste of limoncello with the light floral flavor and scent of lavender. Sweetened with agave nectar, it has a full sweetness that isn’t too sticky tasting and rolls over the tongue pleasantly.

Mixing with lime is a natural for recipes, and it would … Read more

The Bubbly Apricot

Apricot is one of my favorite summer fruits, and what better way to enjoy it than in a champagne cocktail!

You can adapt this recipe to use any of your favorite fruits … or any of your favorite liqueurs, for that matter.

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Red-Headed Slut: RIP

Born in Key West, although some say it was Los Angeles, she was both great as a shot and on the rocks. She had a great run, delighting sorority girls and frat boys on spring break for decades. However, her time has come and the Red-Headed Slut has passed on.

She was given a proper New Orleans burial least Saturday night, complete with a preacher and marching band. The funeral procession began at Harrah’s directly … Read more

Creole Julep

This week we feature the Creole Julep, a spin on the traditional Mint Julep and the official cocktail of this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.

The cocktail was created by Maksym Pazuniak, a mixologist at Rambla and Cure in New Orleans. This rum-based Julep is made with Clement Creole Shrubb, a unique rum-based orange liqueur from Martinique. It gives this Julep a nice peppery kick with a hint of orange. Created by Maksym Pazuniak, Rambla/Cure.… Read more

Summer Gin Punch

Nothing like a cool cocktail to help you chill out during the summer heat.

This fruity and refreshing cocktail, created by Beefeater London Dry Gin, is a great way to celebrate the season. Cheers! 

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4th of July Watermelon Cocktail

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No 4th of July barbecue is complete without watermelon. I’d like to amend that statement to include watermelon cocktails!

This refreshing summer cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’ll be throwing on the grill this Independence Day. Martha Stewart inspired this recipe, which I adapted from her watermelon and basil margaritas.

The watermelon is cool and refreshing, while the mint and basil balance the sweetness and give it a fresh, crisp herbal note. You … Read more

Strawberry Ginger Martini

It’s Mixology Monday time again and this month Rumdood is hosting the event. Although, Rumdood is all about rum, he chose Ginger as this month’s Mixology Monday theme.

Having an almost full bottle of the amazing Ginger Liqueur Domaine de Canton on the bar, I seized upon this opportunity. After checking the Domian de Canton site, I found a plethora of drinks to try. It was hard to choose as they all looked tasty. I … Read more

The Marpessa

 

 Cachaça is one of the hottest spirits this Summer thanks to the growing popularity of the caipirinha. Mixologists everywhere are quickly becoming fans of the spirit and taking cocktails way beyond the caipirinha and into unexplored and delicious territory.

This week’s drink is no exception. The “summer of cachaça” kicks off today, June 12th,

InternationalCachaça Day. The holiday was started by Sociedade Brasileira da cachaça, a Brasilian government organization. It was created to commemorate … Read more

Three Rivers

 Tried the Three Rivers Cocktail on a recent trip to NYC, although it hails from Canada. We recommend using Canadian Whiskey, but you can fake if their is none on hand. The addition of the other two “rivers” Dubonnet, a wine based aperitif flavored with herbs, and Triple Sec. This give the drink a bit of spicy sweetness In Quebec it would be called the Trois Rivieres.

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Blood Orange Freeze

Created by Dave Grimes at the Mattison Park in Asbury Park, New Jersey, this week is primed and ready for Summer. Made with X-Rated Fusion, a fruity vodka based concoction infused with blood oranges, mango and passion fruit, a shot of light rum and a bit of grenadine and you’ve got one cool refreshing drink. Created by Dave Grimes at the Mattison Park in Asbury Park, New Jersey, courtesy of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur.

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