Articles Tagged: cordial

Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial

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I was recently summoned to the historic Haas-Lilienthal House in San Francisco for US unveiling of Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial.  Created over several years by Hendrick’s Gin Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, this quinine cordial was formulated to perfectly compliment Hendrick’s Gin. The recipe developed by Gracie was inspired by the work of 19th century chemist Thomas Whiffen. His pioneering work did much to develop the use of quinine in the 19th century.

A first run … Read more

Essential Glassware – Cordial Glass

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Nothing screams elegance like the cordial glass. If it isn’t already an essential part of your barware collection, it will soon be. I love dessert. The only thing that I may like as much as dessert is after-dinner drinks. Not only are they delicious, they look totally cool in the cordial glass that they are often served in.

The cordial glass can be short or tall but its unifying trait is that the bowl of … Read more

Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette Review

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Crème de violette was a part of pre-Prohibition American cocktails like the Aviation and Blue Moon. Until a couple years ago, it was no longer available in the U.S. Rothman & Winter is now ensuring we get our pretty purple cocktails, and its crème de violette is widely available for under $25.

Made with violets, it has a light floral aroma and a pleasing sweet taste. If you like old-fashioned violet candies, you’ll love crème … Read more