Articles Tagged: liqueur

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

Italian Toddy

Oh my, it is cold everywhere. So cold that some have declared Global Warming over! Of course, we know it is cold because it is winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. So what does this have to do with cocktails? Nothing, except this little number will warm you up. Made with Tuaca, a 70-proof brandy-based Italian liqueur with flavors of vanilla and orange.… 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

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

Beefeater 24 Gin Review

Beefeater 24 is the London gin company’s fresh take on premium gin—and I like it.

It’s a smooth gin that is slightly sweeter and richer than its dry gin counterpart.

Beefeater 24 gets its name from the 24 hours it steeps in botanicals including Spanish grapefruit and Seville orange peel, bitter almond, orris root, green tea and Japanese Sencha tea.

The tea and citrus influence is very subtle but pleasing.

It’s not a flavored gin, … Read more

Acai Grapefruit Cooler

Memorial Day, the official kickoff of Summer is upon us and that means tall, cool cocktails that are meant to be sipped slowly. i created this concoction of Veev Acai Liqueur, grapefruit juice and a spash of sparkling water. It’s kinda like a antioxidant-filled Greyhound. It’s a DOTW original!

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Savoy Corpse Reviver

It’s Mixology Monday again and this month were are hosted by Chuck Taggart at The Gumbo Pages. Chuck picked the Amaro as the theme. If you don’t know what Amaro is, it is a variety of Italian herbal liqueur, commonly drunk as an after-dinner digestif. Amarai are typically made with herbs, roots, flowers, bark, and/or citrus peels steeped in alcohol, mixed with sugar and aged. Common brands are Fernet Branca, Cynar, and Luxardo. Even Jägermeister … Read more

Root Beer Floatini

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I chose this drink more for the idea rather than practicality. Made with Three Olives Root Beer Vodka, this week’s cocktail promises every child’s delight – a root beer float. To pull this drink off the ice cream needs to be rock hard, otherwise it kinda melts into the drink. All the other other ingredients need to be super chilled as well. This a perfect drink for one of those Vegas ice bars.

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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

Oscar Cocktails

Celebrate Oscar like the stars. How? With swanky cocktails of course. The folks at Oval Vodka and Absinthe Mata Hari sent in a few fun recipes you can try at home. Enjoy “The Red Carpet” as the stars parade into the auditorium, and the “Starlet Cocktail” as they dole out the statues.

The Red Carpet

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Oval vodka
1 oz Campari
1 oz Hiram Walker pomegranate schnapps
1 oz pomegranate juice
½ … Read more

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