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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Bijou

The Bijou, a cocktail named after the french word for jewel, or rather 3 jewels, is the perfect blend for this aperitif: Green Chartreuse as Emerald Sweet Vermouth as Ruby Gin as Diamond All mixed in equal parts with a dash of orange bitters, this drink is a perfect mix of mellow and vibrant.  It…

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The Brooklyn

One of the many child cocktails of the Martini,  the Brooklyn is the Manhattan’s more “eastern” cousin.  The main changes here are adding maraschino liqueur and swapping the sweet vermouth for dry.  This drink is very similar to the Manhattan in flavor however the maraschino adds a little bit more of a unique flavor while the…

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Tacitus

Inspired by the Pliny’s Tonic, the flagship drink of Anvil, this is one of my first “original cocktails”.  In addition to being a personal creation, it also is able to showcase my homemade tinctures (these are not difficult, give them a try) which makes it a fun experiment for me as well. The ginger and…

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