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Category Archives: maraschino
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
MxMo: The Golden Calf – 3 ways
It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month we’re hosting and our theme is Standoffish, where one of the ingredients doesn’t want to mingle 🙂 (for more detail, see our announcement post.). We thought we’d tackle the theme by creating a cocktail that … Continue reading
Choosing a Dilution Strategy
As we move towards summer, we decided this week to experiment with dilution strategies. You have a dilution strategy planned, don’t you? If not, read on to see what we found out.
Posted in lime juice, maraschino, simple syrup, white rum Tagged La Belle Dame sans Merci cocktail recipe 2 Comments
Shaken vs. Stirred
This week we decided to look at the difference of shaking vs. stirring a drink. The accepted wisdom is that anything with fruit juice should be shaken and anything clear should be stirred. We’ve always assumed that this is for … Continue reading
Squeeze juicer vs twist juicer
Christa’s twist juicer is rather pathetic. It clogs with pulp in seconds, and strongly makes us suspect nobody tried to juice anything with it before putting it on the market. Hmph :S. Due to that, she sometimes uses her squeeze juicer … Continue reading
MxMo: Amaretto Sour Lemon vs. Lactart
It’s Mixology Monday time again! This month’s theme, Sours, comes from Andrea over at Ginhound. Taking Andrea’s suggestion, we decided to experiment with what souring agent we used. Awhile back, we picked up some Acid Phosphate and some Lactart. After tasting both, we decided … Continue reading
Chartreuse is a French herbal liqueur that comes in both a green and a yellow formulation. You can find both varieties in many cocktails, where they add interest from their herbal flavors as well as sweetness. This week, we check … Continue reading
This week we decided to do a comparison between the two maraschino liqueurs we currently have in the liquor cabinet. Maraschino is a cherry-almond liqueur used in many classic drinks, and we’re both fond of it for it’s complex, somewhat … Continue reading
Sweet vermouth is a staple in the Booze Nerds cabinet, as it is used in a wide variety of drinks. As a result, we have quite a few different brands. This week, we thought we would check out their flavor … Continue reading
Posted in gin, maraschino, scotch, sweet vermouth, Tasting Notes Tagged carpano antica vermouth, dolin rouge, Vermouth, vermouth perucchi, vya sweet vermouth 2 Comments
We like and use lots of amaros here at Booze Nerds. They can add a lot of complexity and flavor to a cocktail as well as some sweetness, so are very useful to have in your bar. There are many … Continue reading