Articles Tagged: Liqueurs

2007 – A Drinker’s Look Back

As we close the bar on 2007, I felt it appropriate to take a look back. Sure everyone does these lists, but it is fun to look at the year that was. I I figure, hey! why not?

So with out further ado, here are some of my favorites from 2007.

Cheers!

January
- Gin, The New Vodka?
- Super Bowl Cocktails
- Top 10 US Party Cities

February
- Suck & Blow
- Presidential … Read more

Limoncello – Cocktail Q & A

Jan writes in,

“I received a bottle of limoncello recently as a gift. How do I serve this? Are there any special drinks that I can make with this?”

Well, I like it best served ice cold—I keep a bottle in the freezer—in a shot or cocktail glass. Sip accordingly. It is also very nice served with a small bit of lemon sorbet and a shot of vodka.

It is a terrific lemony addition to … Read more

Very Merry Cocoa

This is a unique one from the reader archives, a warm drink with Vodka. The cocktail combines cocoa vodka, Kahlua and Creme de Menthe. It’s the Holidays in a mug! Thanks, Emily!… Read more

Edible Candy Cane Shot Glasses

This is the best holiday party item we’ve see yet! This pair of shot glasses, made of real candy cane, are perfect for a hefty serving of cinnamon or peppermint schnapps.

We recommend serving our Candy Cane shot in these ever so Holiday of vessels.

Candy Cane Shot Glasses ~ Set of 2 edible shot glasses

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Holiday Party Tips from Kahlua

Just in time for this holiday season, Kahlúa has assembled a who’s who of the entertaining world and made them available to consumers via a toll-free “Entertain Like The Experts” hotline, 1-888 Kahlúa Tips, and online at kahluatips.com. Whether a holiday get-together is an intimate family gathering or a soiree for 50 close friends, professional advice from today’s top chefs, master mixologists, lifestyle experts and party planning specialists is just a phone call or a … Read more

More Fall Cocktails …

42 BELOW Manuka and Maple Sour
Ingredients

1 part 42 BELOW Honey vodka
½ part maple syrup
2/3 part lemon juice
Dash of bitters
Lemon zest and orange peel to garnish

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with lemon zest and an orange peel.

DeKuyper Apple Pie
Ingredients

1 part DeKuyper HotDamn! 30 Proof Cinnamon Schnapps
1 part DeKuyper … Read more

Widow’s Kiss – This Week’s Drink Recipe

This spooky Halloween treat takes advantage of the ever popular monk-made French liqueur chartreuse. This herbal treat has been made for centuries in one particular monestary, making it perfect for a Halloween potion.

Ingredients

1 oz apple brandy
½ oz Benedictine
½ oz yellow chartreuse
Dash angostura bitters

Instructions

Combine everything in a shaker with ice. Mix well and stain in to a chilled cocktail glass.

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SoCo & Lime – SoCo Night Institute

We were recently asked to submit a video course for Southern Comfort’s Night Institute. What is the Night Institute? It is a new video website offering “courses” in bartending, bar tricks and more. Course titles include: “How to Impress Her Friends”, “Dancing with a Drink in Your Hand” and “Bar Bets: Olive This Trick”.

Earn credits for each class you take and earn more in good ol’ bar know how.

Start with yours truly and … Read more

This Week’s Drink – Lijit Cocktail

This week’s drink goes out to Lijit, the Colorado (go, Buffs!) company that supplies site search for all of you loyal Drink of the Week readers.

We created this drink specially for the hard working folks at Lijit, who when not helping you to find great cocktails on Drink of the Week, enjoy tequila and Midori.

They also had an arbitrary iPhone giveaway and and picked yours truly as a winner, for giving them inspiration … Read more

An Orchard in a Bottle

The New York Time’s Eric Asimov writes on his blog, “The Pour,” this in-depth review of Clear Creek distillery’s Pear Eau de Vie. Oregon’s Clear Creek takes ripe Bartlett Pears to make this clear fruit brandy.

It is bottled fresh, not aged, and comes in at a pleasing 80 proof. Clear Creek doesn’t add any sweetener to the mix, so the skill is in the process of brining out the natural sweetness of the pears. … Read more

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