Category Archives: lillet blanc

MxMo: The Final Chapter

After a hiatus, we’ve returned for the final Mixology Monday. It is with a touch of sadness and understanding that we send this booze blog tradition into the long dark night. After almost 11 years of loving stewardship from Paul … Continue reading

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Cocktail onions aren’t just for Gibsons…

We’re big fans of Gibsons around here. One wouldn’t expect that just changing the garnish would change the characteristics of a Martini, but it does. The little bit of brine and oniony flavor add a certain something that makes for a … Continue reading

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Amaro: dell’ Erborista

It’s time again to take a closer look at one of the many amaros (amari?) we have in our liquor cabinet.  This week we pulled out Amaro dell’ Erborista by Varnelli. The dell’Erborista is especially interesting. It has a lot of forest-y, earthy notes … Continue reading

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MxMo: The Danelaw & Fucking Tuesday

It’s Mixology Monday time again. This months theme comes from Nick, over at the Booze Baron blog. His theme is all about dry cocktails. Nick gives us some very specific requirements. No more than 20% total sweetened ingredients if you are using … Continue reading

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Local Aquavit

We’re always up for noodling around with under-utilized spirits, and this week we decided to play with aquavit. Aquavit is a delicious Scandinavian liquor that relies on caraway, dill, anise, and other savory herbs and spices for its flavor. It’s kind of … Continue reading

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Carbonation

We love fizzy cocktails, which we typically make with fizzy wine or club soda. As you’d expect though, both of those ingredients change the flavor profile of the drink (we sometimes make whiskey sours without club soda just because of that). So what … Continue reading

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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

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You say toe-mah-toe

This week we decided to experiment with tomato juice. It’s a common ingredient in Bloody Marys, but you rarely see it combined with anything but vodka. So we decided to see what else we could mix it with. We also … Continue reading

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Playing with Margaritas

It was recently brought to our attention that February 22nd is National Margarita day, in the form of a sample bottle of Casa Noble tequila 🙂 (see our samples policy to understand that it made the cut). Now the Margarita … Continue reading

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3 Howls Hopped Whiskey Three Ways

We were recently contacted by the 3 Howls folks about creating three original cocktails with one of their spirits. Given that we are big fans of theirs and already own several of their products, we said sure! We always love a … Continue reading

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