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koval rose hip liqueur

Koval Rose Hip Liqueur Review

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If you happen to live in the Midwest, you’re probably familiar with Koval Distillery, which in 2008 became Chicago’s first booze producer since Prohibition. But even if you’re from the heart of Big Ten country, you’re probably mostly familiar with…

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amaro lucano

Amaro Lucano Review

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The recipe for Amaro Lucano dates back to 1894. Pasquale Vena was working in this family’s cookie bakery in Pisticci, a small town in Lucania, Italy, when he developed this special blend of 30-plus herbs and essential oils. Over the…

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berentzen apple liqueur

Berentzen Apple Liqueur Review

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The House of Berentzen has been around for a cool 256 years, and they’re one of Germany’s oldest spirit companies. Today they produce a range of products, including three liqueurs that are available stateside — Berentzen Apple Liqueur, Pear Liqueur…

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Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal

Chartreuse: A Spirited Gift from France

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You’ve probably come across chartreuse at your favorite cocktail bar. And it’s usually available in two ubiquitous varieties – green and yellow. But there are many variations of this interesting liqueur, which is backed by a rich history. Chartreuse is a very unique spirit hailing from the Chartreuse Mountains region of Grenoble in France… read more →

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Creating Balanced Cocktails

Creating Balanced Cocktails

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SPONSORED POST One of the most common considerations when crafting cocktails is achieving a balance between sweet and sour. There are many ways to sweeten a cocktail — sugar, liqueurs, honey and syrups, to name a few. Plus plenty of…

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The Bartender’s Tool Kit

The Bartender’s Tool Kit

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SPONSORED POST The bartender’s tool kit is essential to making drinks, whether professionally or at home. This ranges from actual tools and glassware to spirits, modifiers and more. Common behind-the-bar tools include shakers, strainers (both hawthorn and julep), fruit/vegetable peelers,…

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Texture in Cocktails

Texture in Cocktails

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SPONSORED POST Last month we looked at versatility in cocktails. Today we’re exploring texture. Along with taste, aroma and visual sensations, texture is a key component to how we perceive and experience cocktails. Regardless of flavor, drinks with too much…

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Kahlua Iced Coffee Review

Kahlua Iced Coffee Review

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Over here at Cocktail Enthusiast headquarters, we’re really gearing up for National Coffee Day. Which is Saturday. Yesterday, we looked at some espresso cocktails, and today we’re diving into a trio of Kahlua Iced Coffees. Which come in cans. Most…

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Exploring Versatility in Cocktails

Exploring Versatility in Cocktails

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SPONSORED POST When stocking a bar (both home and professional) it’s important to be resourceful first. You can leave the never-ending variety of tinctures, shrubs and syrups – and the exorbitant overhead – to craft cocktail bars. Because mixing drinks…

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