Articles Tagged: Liqueurs

The Cure For Your Winter Blues!

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With spring and summer fast approaching, I find myself craving sunshine and citrusy cocktails. Although I still love a salt-rimmed margarita or a hoppy I.P.A., I have been dying to try the hybrid that is the beer cocktail.

Beer cocktails are becoming increasingly popular and because I have never tried one, I decided to do one better and make my own. I followed a recipe from epicurious.com for a cocktail called “The Cure.” The aptly-named … Read more

DeKuyper Distillery Talks To DOTW

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This week we sat down with Marc de Kuyper, an 11th generation distiller in the DeKuyper Distillery.  de Kuyper spoke to us about his company’s launch of Mandarine Napoleon XO, a limited-edition of their Mandarine Napoleon line made with rare, aged cognac. We covered a number of topics including my love of lychee and DeKuyper’s Kwai Feh liqueur that is currently unavailable in the United States.

Drink of the Week (DOTW):  How does it … Read more

Fun & Fabulous

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Ingredients:
3/4 oz Godiva Chocolate Vodka
1/4 oz ginger liqueur
1/4 oz sparkling wine
2 fresh mint sprigs
Ice
 
Directions:
Combine Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka, ginger liqueur and a sprig of fresh mint to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain over ice into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Yield:
1 drink

Created by Beate Kiser, New York City, NY. Courtesy of … Read more

Lover’s Lane

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Ingredients:
2 oz Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka
1/4 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Raspberries for garnish
 
Directions:
Combine Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka, orange liqueur and fresh lime juice into a martini glass and stir. Garnish with raspberries.
Yield:
1 drink

Created by Lynn House, Chicago, IL. Courtesy of Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka.… Read more

The Lovebirds

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Vodka
1/2 oz orange-flavored liqueur
Champagne or sparkling wine for top
3/4 oz freshly-squeezed orange juice
Handful of mint leaves
Lemon peel for garnish
Orange peel for garnish
 
Directions:
Combine Godiva Chocolate Vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, freshly squeezed orange juice, and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with orange and lemon peel … Read more

My Valentine

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka
1/4 oz ginger liqueur
1/4 oz fresh orange juice
Topped with sparkling wine
2 fresh mint sprigs
 
Directions:
Combine Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka, ginger liqueur and a sprig of fresh mint to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain over ice into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
 

Yield:
1 drink

Created by Beate Kiser,  … Read more

Ultimate Chocolate Manhattan

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Ingredients:
3/4 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
3/4 oz Bulleit Bourbon
1/3 oz Godiva Chocolate Vodka
1/3 oz ginger liqueur
Godiva Dark Chocolate Shavings for Garnish
 
Directions:
Combine Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Bulleit Bourbon and Godiva Chocolate Vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain over ice into a chilled martini glass. Shave a Godiva dark chocolate bar over the drink for garnish.
 
Yield:
1 Drink
Created by Beate Kiser, New York City, NY. Courtesy … Read more

Love Machine

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Ingredients:
1 1/4 oz vodka
3 fresh strawberries or 1 oz of strawberry liqueur
2 oz Cascal Ripe Rouge
Garnish with strawberry

Directions:
Start by muddling strawberries with a dash of strawberry liqueur in the bottom of mixing glass. Add vodka and ice and shake hard. Pour in the Cascal, stir gently and then fine strain into a cocktail glass.

Courtesy of Cascal Soda.… Read more

Fumble Roosky

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This weekend is the Super Bowl. While we are bummed that our teams (the Packers and 49ers didn’t make the Super Bowl), we think that it will be a great game.

We liked this drink and the name. Here’s hoping Tom Brady and Eli Manning don’t have too many Fumble Rooskys!

Ingredients:
1 part Pisco Portón
1 part amaro
1 part ginger beer
1 part cola

Directions:
Stir in glass filled with ice and strain … Read more

Lucky Dragon

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Ingredients:
2 oz Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.25 oz ginger liqueur

Directions:
Combine all ingredients with ice and stir.  Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac.… Read more

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