Pre-prohibition cocktails and modern twists on classics

Posts from the ‘Spirits’ category

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Strega

Italian for “Witch,” this old school herbal liqueur has accents of saffron, mint and juniper. Looking for something herbal to add some depth to you mixes?…

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Calisaya

A previously lost ingredient in the US with a history almost 400 years long, Calisaya has been recently revived. Haven’t heard of it? Read on to…

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Crème Yvette

Often mistakenly used interchangeably with CrÈme de Violette, this classic violet and berry liqueur was once lost for decades but has recently been revived. What is…

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Crème de Violette

A liqueur made from violet flowers and sweetener, paired with a neutral or brandy base spirit, Crème de Violette is indispensible to make a proper Aviation, among…

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St. Germain

A sweet Elderflower flavored liqueur that has seemingly overnight become an indispensable, must have ingredient, St. Germain is as good substituted into classics as it is…

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Irish Whiskey

The original whiskey, from Ireland, Irish whiskey is typically much smoother than it’s Scottish and American counterparts. Its story is one of great popularity shattered by…

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Aperol

Bright orange in color, Aperol has a light, sweet, bitter citrus flavor that is refreshing as it looks. Quina – aka Cinchona, a root that has…

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Amaro Averna

One of the most famous Italian amari, Amaro Averna is quite popular, for good reason. Its dark color, caramel sweet flavor and bitter finish have been alluring…

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Fernet-Branca

This classic bitter italian amaro has an amazingly complex, one of a kind bitter and some would say “minty” flavor that has been coveted by many and…