Tequila Martini

After spending the weekend in Mexico I realized something…although I love tequila (and mezcal) I know very few cocktails which include it, other than the basic margaritas and palomas.  The other cocktails that I do know, like the Rosita, Anjeo Old Fashioned, and Mexican Firing Squad are completely unknown to your average all-inclusive resort bartender. …

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Cocchi Kentuckese

A personal variation of the Cocchi Irlandese, the Cocchi Kentuckese is a nice sour with a bit of a twist on the irish version.  Quite a bit more mild than a traditional sour, and the Cocchi Americano adds a great tasting smooth component.  Almost too drinkable, and could be made with anything from a smooth…

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Italian Margarita

OK, so try this on for size… You have a margarita (and according to Archer) so that means, you have tequila, cointreau, lime juice, ice, and kosher salt.  Take away the kosher salt… and instead of cointreau, you have cocchi americano, aperol and a few dashes of Boker’s bitters.  This keeps the bitter orange flavor…

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Sazerac, the cocktail of New Orleans

Ultimately another variation of the pre-prohibition “Whiskey Cocktail“, the sazerac is a cocktail that originated in New Orleans.  Believed by some to be the oldest cocktail in America, with documented examples of the drink being made prior to the American Civil War. Things were complicated for almost a century with the Sazerac though, with absinthe…

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