Articles Tagged: Liqueur Review

Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur Review

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A relatively recent offering from Wild Turkey, it’s the sweeter, honied side of turkey. Actually, Wild Turkey American Honey is a blend of Wild Turkey and honey liqueur with the honey liqueur being added just before bottling. It tames the Wild Turkey but not completely. I wish that I had more to tell you about the history of the American Honey but I have searched high and low and there is nothing much out there … Read more

Fernet for Life

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Learning to love a mysterious Italian bitter
By Carly Wray

This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it

There’s a fairy tale quality to fernet — we’re talking Brothers Grimm here, not Walt Disney. Alone in a glass, the cola-brown spirit conjures the woods and strange roots dealt by witches; there are medicinal notes, too, but of the sort bought in burlap and taken on faith.

A magical series of things happens when you do a shot … Read more

Macallan Amber Liqueur

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Macallan’s Amber liqueur is so good that it’s worth sharing–even though it’s hard to find since they stopped making it. It’s a single-malt scotch liqueur with maple and pecan flavors. NOTCOT gave us some to try, and if you’re curious there are sources online for procuring a bottle. It smells like scotch and maple syrup! Have I built up enough of a demand and air of mystery?

The light smokiness of the scotch pairs perfectly … Read more

Midnight Moon Infusions

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Keep your eye out for a new product from Piedmont Distillers, makers of Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine and Midnight Moon. The next copper distilled spirits they’ll be putting out with be fruit-infused! We got a sneak peek (and taste) at the Moonshiner’s Breakfast at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Strawberry, cherry and raspberry are the flavors you have to look forward to. They were surprisingly smooth and authentic tasting–no fake fruit taste … 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

Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur Review

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Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur tastes like a cold chai latte with a little liquor thrown in. Made with rum, cream, black tea and other spirits and spices, this creamy liqueur has a little bit of sweetness balanced with a gingerbread-cookie spice flavor that is smooth and pleasing.

Tea liquors and liqueurs–and, in fact, tea in general–is hot in mixology right now. I’ve yet to see a cream product with this flavor on the scene, and … Read more

Kahlúa Coffee Cream Review

New from Kahlúa comes Kahlúa Coffee Cream. This limited edition foray into the coffee cream category simply combines Kahlúa’s classic 100 percent Arabica coffee liqueur with fresh cream. The result is a rich and full of a creamy coffee flavor with just a slight hint of booziness.

At 17 proof it is tame enough to enjoy all night.

Straight up or over ice, Kahlúa Coffee Cream makes a mighty fine after dinner drink. It goes … Read more

Xante Liqueur Review

Xante is a pear and cognac liqueur. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, it is.

The pear nose on this liqueur goes right to the edge of being too sweet and stops just in time. It’s a pleasant aroma, like a pear stripped of its water leaving only the sugar.

I was afraid it would be sickly-sweet tasting. But the initial burst of sweet pear gives way to a richer cognac and vanilla flavor. Then comes … Read more

Gioia Luisa Lemoncello Creme Review

When I first saw the Gioia Luisa Lemoncello Creme bottle, I knew that something delicious was inside. And I was right.

This liqueur is creamy and sweet with a very pleasant lemon flavor.

The milky mouthfeel lends richness without a heavy or syrupy feeling. Without being too sugary, it gives you a pleasant lemon candy flavor with some alcohol punch.

As with other limoncello, there is no tartness since only the zest of the lemon … Read more

Love Potion #9 Creamy Strawberry Tart

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CMSC Spirits is releasing a new spirit in May — Love Potion #9. They sent over a little sample, which inspired me to create a new dessert. The tropical-fruit-flavored liqueur is made with sugar cane alcohol (instead of grain alcohol), which made me think strawberry tart!

It’s a light and refreshing dessert, with the mascarpone adding creaminess without turning the dish into something heavy or sticky-sweet. Oh, and it’s super easy!

 

Ingredients

8 oz mascarpone … Read more

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