Name your poison! Named after a beautiful but deadly plant, this drink has a dark color that hints at something sinister. But don’t worry, instead of using poisonous flowers or berries, we used black currant juice and black currant liqueur (also known as crème de cassis).
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The word “punch” is derived from the Hindu word “panch or paunch” meaning “5”. Thus, there are typically five main components to a punch- Spirits, spice, citrus, water (or other dillutant, eg. Tea) and a sweetener. This is a modern interpretation of this classic 17th/18th century “punch service” style of imbibing. Courtesy of Domaine de Canton.
1 tsp brown sugar
1 part lemon juice
1 part Bacardi Oro
1 part Bacardi 151
1 part 42BELOW Passionfruit
1 part unsweetened pineapple juice
1 part fresh lime juice
1 part Passion fruit syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
Dissolve sugar and lemon juice, then add all other ingredients and shake well with crushed ice. Pour entire contents into a Collins glass and garnish with lime wedge.
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A bit of a spell or a flick of the magic wand – the Sour Witch has just landed on her broomstick. This sophisticated cocktail is no laughing matter because it packs a powerful sour punch. Don’t be fooled by its soft exterior and champagne flute glass, this cocktail features absinthe and sour cherries. Courtesy of Lucid Absinthe.
It’s almost Halloween, so bring out the pumpkin cocktails! This one uses cachaca–a spirit similar to rum made from cane sugar. Photo and recipe courtesy of Leblon Cachaça.
No Halloween festivity is complete without a pumpkin jack-o’-lantern. This year, impress your friends by serving up this delightful rum punch right inside a pumpkin! Make it at home, bring it over, serve it up, it’s as easy as pumpkin pie. Nicaragua’s Flor de Caña rum is slow-aged and highly acclaimed for its flavor profile. Subtle hints of caramel and vanilla mesh perfectly with the fresh lemon juice, cloves and apple juice to make this … Read more
Mixology Monday time again. We are hosted this month by Vidiot at Cocktailians who choose Vermouth as our theme. This includes sweet (Italian) or dry (French) vermouth, quinquina, aperitif wines, or any fortified, aromatized wine such as Lillet or Dubonnet.
With Halloween upon us I figured I could scare up something. I decided to go with this classic 1920s cocktail “Satan’s Whiskers” a gin cocktail sporting both dry and sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier … Read more
Our friend Hal at A Muddled Thought was playing around with some Absinthe to come up with a Autumn Cocktail. He came up with this concoction of Lucid Absinthe, Cruzan Rum, a touch of Vanilla, a dash of Orange bitters and Orange Soda, it is sure to be come an instant classic.
The Green Crush
1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 ¼ oz Cruzan Rum
¾ Vanilla Syrup
½ oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
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