5 Green Chartreuse Cocktails for the True Enthusiast

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Green Chartreuse is the kryptonite of many cocktail enthusiasts – it’s certainly mine. If you’re not familiar with Chartreuse, here is the crash course. It’s a French herbal liqueur that’s made by Carthusian monks based on a recipe they purportedly received in 1605. The two types that you’ll see most often are yellow (40% ABV) and green (55% ABV), but there are other iterations that include aged and higher ABV bottlings. Yellow is the more mild version, while green is the bolder. 

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Final Phrasing

Fellow cocktail enthusiasts are likely aware of Mixology Monday – an online cocktail community that Paul Clarke created in April of 2006. Despite having hosted a Q & A session with him in 2016, I wasn’t much a participant in MxMo. And regretfully, not only is Mixology Monday coming to a conclusion with this final installation entitled “Irish Wake“, but I have only been a lurker and never offered a contribution. So with this final installation, I’ve decided to put together a cocktail. Read more

Cherry Bounce – A Simple Colonial-Era Liqueur

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In addition to experiencing the flavor and aroma of a cocktail, appreciation comes from knowledge of its history. However, our tendency is only to study modern history and investigate the birth of the cocktail rather than the historical context of drinking culture which predates it. For Americans this means Read more

Tips and Tricks for Using Cocktail Stencils (Free Template Included)

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A well-executed or creative garnish has the ability to emblazon the memory of a cocktail within the imbiber’s mind. Whether it’s eagles cut from orange peels in Sazeracs or dolphins made from bananas in tiki drinks, they’ll leave a memory of a specific time and place. Read more

World Whisky Day 2016 Featuring Woodford Reserve 1838 White Corn

Today, May 21st, 2016, marks the 5th annual World Whisky Day, and I can’t think of a better time to finally open up this bottle of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 Style White Corn Bourbon. I know reviews of the annual Master’s Collection releases are all across the board. If you’re not familiar with these releases, Woodford’s master distiller, Chris Morris, releases a Read more

The Old Fashioned

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The humble old fashioned. One of the simplest and most classic of cocktails, and also a personal favorite. It would be amiss for me not to share the recipe for making a proper old fashioned. So, in honor of World Cocktail Day* (May 13th), here is the recipe for the timeless old fashioned. Read more

American Whiskey: Restoring The Romance (Plus A Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe)

This is the second part of a two-part post on American whiskey and its current state. For a little more context, jump back to part one, “Is American Whiskey Love Without Romance?”. If you want to jump directly to the spirits tasting and pumpkin bread recipe in this post, have at it. What follows will still make sense.

I believe there are only two ways to drink whiskey. Read more