Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré, not only another  name for the French Quarter in New Orleans, it is also one of the best cocktail contributions to come from the city.  Pronounced (Voo-ca-RAY), it is a drink similar to the Sazarac but not quite as herbal.  Also with the absence of absinthe and addition of the vermouth and benedictine…

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Whiskey Smash

Reminiscent of a mint julep, the Whiskey Smash its a slightly tarter cousin.  This recipe typically calls for quite a bit of simple syrup and some water, but I felt like that was too watered down.  Having used Buffalo Trace as the ‘mixer’ bourbon, it’s a shame to lose ALL of the flavor.  So instead,…

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Wooaahh Sherry

Throughout my cocktail adventures thus far, I’ve tried (and very much enjoyed) a variety of cocktails containing sherry.  Sherry gives a very clean, smooth, and almost bland flavor but in a good way.  It makes for a great pallet cleanser aperitif that just seems to make the most intense flavors just dissipate.  So, for this…

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Verde Hada

Verde Hada, literally “Green Fairy” for those who speak Spanish. This is a drink that combines two unlikely ingredients, tequila and absinthe. It is the classic old world meets new world, Europe meets America combination. Although the herbal, strong absinthe seems like that last thing to mesh well with the classic Mexican tequila; when you…

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Anjeo Old Fashioned

To add to the recent old fashioned variation we posted, the elderfashioned, I decided to make another.  The Anjeo Old Fashioned is similar to exactly what it sounds like, an old fashioned using anjeo tequila. The flavor here is very dependent on the tequila that you use, but is much gentler than if you drink…

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