Monte Cassino Cocktail

Reminiscent of the Last Word, another chartreuse forward cocktail, the Monte Cassino has a bit of depth that is discovered as you drink it.  The mix of the two herbal liquors has a very complex flavor profile, that seems to hit you a little differently every sip.  With the sweetness of the benedictine the rye…

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Cocktails in Reykjavik

Naturally you can’t have a cocktail and travel blog without talking about both in the same series of entries. 🙂 Day 2 for us was a bit of venturing around Reykjavik to check out the local happy hour scene.  We hit up 2 of the well-known cocktail bars for happy hour.. because in Iceland, liquor is…

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America-no

Cynar is the flavor of the week… so this time around, I decided to try something a bit out of the ordinary for my digestif.  After discovering that Cynar and gin make a good combination, I figured it would be good to build on this herbal bitter profile with some more abrupt bitter flavors. The first ingredient added…

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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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Champagne Cocktails

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, it was only fitting to pop a bottle of bubbly and have a glass or two.  After doing some searching around online, I discovered a few champagne cocktails and spurred from that, a few modifications! PS. These aren’t your typical ‘let’s just add fruit, fruit juice or sweet stuff to champagne’ kind…

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