Category Archives: cognac

2nd Anniversary: Cognac

This week marks our 2nd anniversary and our 104th post. Go us! To celebrate, we decided to pull some of our nicer cognacs out of the liquor cabinet to enjoy, and do some side by side comparisons of them. We also … Continue reading

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Labor day cocktails

It’s Labor Day weekend! Which is traditionally the last day where you can wear white, which is very important for us. Well, ok, not really. We wear whatever the fuck we want ;). We do love the spirit of the … Continue reading

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Using complementary orange liqueurs

We have quite a number of orange liqueurs in our cabinet, and we’ve been curious for a while whether it was good, bad, or indifferent to use an orange liqueur with a base spirit that’s complementary to the primary liquor … Continue reading

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MxMo: The Macedonian & New Year’s Eve 1977

It’s Mixology Monday time again. We sat out last month’s theme of temperance. As our tagline says, it’s all about our ridiculous love of booze. No booze, no love. 🙂 This month we return with Aw Nuts! courtesy of Elana over at … Continue reading

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Julep Season

Julep “season” is almost upon us, what with the Kentucky Derby around the corner. Though if you’re like us, you don’t stand on ceremony, and a nice julep is welcome any time once the weather gets reasonably warm. Which means above … Continue reading

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My Black and Bitter Heart

We’re not big romantics here at Booze Nerds, but we still like to throw ourselves into the spirit of any holidays that come our way. Never decline a chance to celebrate, right? So we felt it was only right that … Continue reading

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Nogs and Possets

We’re getting towards the mid-winter holidays. If you like richer drinks, especially those with egg in them, now’s the time. Fortunately, there are lots of traditional recipes that can be turned to for inspiration in this area. We decided to … Continue reading

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Salt

This week, we wanted to talk about the effect of salt (one of Christa’s favorite food groups!) on drinks. We first found out about salt in cocktails at an Irish whiskey tasting. The host said that mixing with Irish whiskey … Continue reading

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MxMo: Sunbreak

It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme comes from Frederic over at Cocktail Virgin Slut. The theme this month is Flip Flop. Which according to Frederic: Find a recipe, either new or old, and switch around at least two … Continue reading

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Cognac Cocktails

We’re big fans of cognac. There are lots of lovely bottlings out there, and quite a number of delicious cocktails to use them in. We have a number of really nice cognacs in the cabinet, so we decided to try several of … Continue reading

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