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Category Archives: aperol
We just passed our 4th anniversary of writing this blog! As always, we’re going to whip up some yummy cocktails to celebrate and we’re also going to talk a bit about what we’ve learned over the years.
We recently went on a quest to acquire more cherry bitters. Good cherry bitters are delicious, and a lovely addition to many cocktails. We’re running low on our preferred brand, and Mr. Boudreau is out and won’t have more until sometime … Continue reading
MxMo: Forgiving the Negroni
It’s Mixology Monday time again. This month’s theme comes from Dagreb over at Nihil Utopia, and it is Forgiving: cocktails that are willing to forgive imprecise measurements or substituted ingredients. The theme intrigued us, as we love cocktails that still taste good even when you screw … Continue reading
We are now officially into the thick of the holiday season, so it’s time to break out the sparkling wine cocktails. OK, we’re actually fans of having sparkling wine cocktails at any time, but now they’re especially nice. For this … Continue reading
Holy @$#*&!, 3 Years
We recently passed our 3 year anniversary here at Booze Nerds HQ. Which puts us in the mood to celebrate! This naturally means drinking cocktails, and what else but fizzy wine cocktails? For us there’s just something joyous and sophisticated about them. With that … Continue reading
Spritzes to the Rescue
It’s hot, way too damn hot here in Seattle. Since that’s the case, we’ve been having more light, refreshing, club soda-heavy drinks after dinner rather than our usual practice of having a splash of brandy or whiskey. Actually, we’ve been having them … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago we played around with Campari. This week we’re playing around with its cousin, Aperol. Much like Campari, Aperol is a bitter herbal Italian aperitif. That said, it has its own unique characteristics that make it another must-have in … Continue reading
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MxMo: Nothing to Declare & Persuasion
It’s Mixology Monday again! This month’s theme is Coconut from JFL over at the wonderful Rated R Cocktails blog. With that theme in mind, we wanted to see if we could make a less sweet cocktail with coconut. We often see fairly sugary coconut … Continue reading
A is for Agave
This coming Thursday, the 24th of July 2014, is National Tequila Day. Being the booze patriots that we are, we felt we should honor the event by making more tequila drinks. As we said in A tequila transition, it’s a … Continue reading
A while back, we were searching through one of Beach Bum Berry’s drink apps for something new to try, and we came across the recipe for the Happy Buddha. It called for okolehao, which we’d never heard of. Being inquisitive nerds, … Continue reading
Posted in amaretto, aperol, okolehao, orgeat Tagged Haleakala Distillers, italian tourist cocktail recipe 5 Comments