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It’s been awhile since we reviewed a Rum so we thought we would review one that we really enjoy – the Flor de Cana Centenario Gold 18 Year Old Rum. But, truly, what isn’t to like about a well made 18 year old rum? The Flor de Cana Centenario hails from Nicaragua (although from what I could find, they source the sugar cane for their Rum all over Central America) and is the star of Flor de Cana’s very impressive portfolio of Rums. …Read More
There is a long tradition in Italy of families and the church producing their own special liqueurs through both distillation and infusion. This tradition is alive and well in Italy today but not as widespread as it was 100 or 500 years ago. If you are treated to a limoncello in many restaurants in Italy at the end of your meal, it’s likely that the proprietor devised the secret recipe himself or it had been passed down through the generations. …Read More
Tequila Don Julio 1942 was Don Julio’s swan song – his final act of love to his devoted fans. Don Julio developed the 1942 as an homage to his 60th year as a distiller (he started at the tender age of 17). In our humble opinion, it is his finest creation – an almost perfect tequila with ethereal qualities that soar to the pinnacle of distillation. …Read More
The great thing about the Godiva Chocolate Vodka is that the chocolate and the Vodka come combined. This means that making a chocolate martini couldn’t be easier or more chocolatey. I mean, you can chill the Godiva Chocolate Vodka and serve it up in a martini glass. What could be easier. …Read More
In honor of Repeal Day, which was yesterday, we are highlighting an old-timey spirit recently brought back to life in America. Back in the days before Prohibition and immediately after, a significant number of drinks were made with Apricot Brandy. Like many ingredients in well fashioned cocktails, Apricot Brandy fell by the wayside as it fell out of flavor. …Read More
There are certain words that are just fun to say and Effen happens to be one of them. Supposedly Effen means smooth in Dutch but its close proximity to another word probably doesn’t hurt its reputation either. But, all kidding aside, the folks at Effen take their Vodka very seriously and the Vodka, itself, shouldn’t be overshadowed by its name.
Effen Vodka is a Dutch wheat Vodka based on a 125 year old recipe and … Read more
November is National Pomegranate Month. To kick off the month, we are posting a review of Pama Pomegranate liqueur. Pama is a good as it sounds (unless you are a pomegranate hater). Buy yourself a bottle and whip up pomegranate drinks all month long. The plus is that they make great drinks to serve guests for Thanksgiving.
Pomegranates are sensuous – they are ripe, lush and bursting with deep red fruit – and they scream … Read more
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