Articles Tagged: Benedictine

Vieux Carre

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Vieux Carre or “Old Square” is how the local French refer to the French Quarter.  Created at the Hotel Monteleone in 1938 by bartender Walter Bergeron, the Vieux Carre has become one of the quintessential New Orleans cocktails.

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    A cocktail for every newlywed!

    1 ½ oz apple brandy
    ¾ oz Benedictine
    1 oz lemon juice
    1 tsp triple sec

    Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Mix well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.… Read more

    Last, Last-Minute Boozy Gifts Ideas

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    It’s down to the wire for holiday shopping, we’ve made it easy with these simple selections.

    Highland Park 25

    Recently named in the top 15 of spirits authority F. Paul Pacult’s “Best Spirits in the World” in the Scotch Whisky category, Highland Park 25 Years Old ($274.99) is a phenomenal whisky with a rich amber glow and an unmistakable taste of smokiness coupled with heather honey and a hint of peat. The remarkable complexity of … Read more

    Papa Ghirardelli (SF Cocktail Week 2010)

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    Cocktail Week in San Francisco kicked off this week in the Mission Street digs of the new Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts. The Center is the brain child of Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail founders H. Joseph Ehrmann (Elixir), Jeff Hollinger (Comstock Saloon), Duggan McDonnell (Cantina). The yet-to-be-finished space promises to be the gathering and educational space for San Francisco’s exploding mixology scene. We can’t wait!

    Cocktail week continues through Monday, September … Read more

    Old Ironsides

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    Sailor Jerry Rum shared some great drinks with the crowd at Tales of the Cocktail. Here’s one that isn’t for wimps!… Read more

    Milk & Honey Cocktail

    Happy New Year! Being New Year’s Day we thought we’d need a little jump start, so we choose this simple drink of Benedictine and milk. The cognac based liqueur was originally created as pick me up for tired Benedictine Monks. It’s closely guarded recipe of 27 herbs and spices is also very soothing, even more so when combined with Milk. Served hot or cold, I think we could all use a little Milk & Honey … Read more

    Tales of the Cocktail 2009

    This is the first in a series of reports from Tales of the Cocktail 2009.

    I arrived in New Orleans on Tuesday, the day before Tales of the Cocktail would be in full swing. Still, there were a few events scheduled for the evening. First off, the bloggers reception held at M.S. Rau Antiques on Royal Street. There, I was fortunate enough to meet many of my fellow cocktail bloggers and see some really amazing … Read more

    Widow’s Kiss

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