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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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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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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Penguin in Bondage

The name is a bit strange, I know, but I stumbled upon a Penguin in Bondage after impulse buying a fifth of black strap rum… Cruzan Black Strap Rum to be precise.  Black strap rum has a great spiced, molasses flavor that is a familiar ingredient in a lot of dark rum tiki drinks & can…

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Elderfashioned

A bit of a twist on the classic, the elderfashioned gives the drink a bit more of a floral quality.  Due to the sweetness of the elderflower, you unfortunately lose out on the classic ritual of the sugar and Angostura, but in return you get a nice change of the classic.  I have seen ratios…

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