Articles Tagged: Liqueurs

Elderflower Sipper

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Hot summer days call for cool cocktails! This one is light, bubbly and low-octane.

St. Germain elderflower liqueur has a delicate floral flavor that, when combined with crisp club soda and a little lemon, is perfect for sipping in the sun. For those who want a little more kick, add some gin or vodka to this drink. There’s elderflower syrup out there as a non-alcoholic option as well.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower … Read more

Summer Chiller

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Summer is here and the heat is on. The folks at Baileys felt this ice cream cocktail would be a nice way to cool down. Who doesn’t like ice cream and booze?


Ingredients:
1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
2 scoops coffee ice cream
1 oz iced coffee

Directions:
Add Baileys, Coffee ice cream, and iced coffee to a blender. Add 1 cup of chipped iced and blend until smooth. Top with espresso, fresh whipped cream … Read more

Summer Soiree

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Zacapa 23 Rum
1/2 oz ginger liqueur
4 dashes orange bitters
2 oz orange-guava juice

Directions:
Combine Zacapa 23 Rum, ginger liqueur, orange bitters, and orange-guava juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Cover and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a rocks glass.

Courtesy of Zacapa Rum.… Read more

Delft Blue

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It’s Mixology Monday time again, and this month we are hosted by Adventures In Cocktails with the theme – “Niche Spirits”. So that means no basics: no vodka, tequila, gin, rum, brandy or whiskey.

We said, “Hey, how about a nice Genever Cocktail from our new book – DIY Cocktails?”

Genever, AKA “Holland Gin”, is the Dutch predecessor from which the more ubiquitous “London Dry” gin evolved.

Ingredients:
2 parts Bols Genever
1 part Creme … Read more

American Dad

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If your Dad is a fan of classic whiskey cocktails, this new creation with a strong, traditional flavor may be the one to mix him for Father’s Day.

Using the ratio for a Manhattan as inspiration, I started with a rye base and played with the sweet/dry balance that the vermouth usually offers. Amer is a French aperitif with flavors of bitter orange and gentian root. (AMERican Dad, get it? Ha?) Dry vermouth is often … Read more

Spring-Time Manhattan

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Ingredients:
1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark
½ parts Maurin Quina Liqueur
1 bar spoon Stirrings Ginger
4 dashes Peychauds Bitters
1 heaping bar spoon of orange marmalade

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill with ice and shake until frost forms on the tin. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh orange twist.

Recipe by Josh Lewis (Blush). Courtesy of Maker’s Mark Whisky.… Read more

La Estrella

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This is the time of year before summer  gives us the kind of good weather that makes for lazy afternoons on the deck or at a backyard barbecue. For laid-back sipping, I like this refreshing and light cocktail that’s like margarita’s mellow cousin.

I used the beautiful Rio Star red grapefruits that are available right now, along with fresh lime, mint, tequila and triple sec. Estrella means star in Spanish, so I gave the drink … Read more

Gabrielle’s X-Rated Kiss

Such a luxurious, simple drink, for such a high-maintenance housewife with high- society standards. A one time model, Gabrielle Solis wasn’t satisfied with one man, so she added the yard boy to her roster of lovers. But unlike Mrs. Solis, you’ll be a bit more faithful to this cocktail, though we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to have just one.

Ingredients:
1.5 oz X- Rated Fusion Liqueur
1.5 oz Skyy Vodka
Drizzle of raspberry … Read more

White Elephant

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Mango Margarita

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Fresh mango is fantastic. It’s lightly sweet, and its tropical flavor can instantly transport you to a relaxing place. Put that in a margarita and you have a winner!

This delightful fresh mango margarita will pair equally well with spicy food on Cinco de Mayo or a lovely brunch or picnic on Mother’s Day. I may just do both … it’s that good.Read more

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