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BroVo Project Amaro No. 14 Review

BroVo Project Amaro No. 14 Review

Usually when you’re talking amari, you’re talking about recipes handed down over the course of generations by Italians. Seattle-based BroVo’s line of amari is almost the polar opposite. The liqueur-centric distillery had been working on a rhubarb spirit. When they couldn’t quite get it right, they decided to turn it…read more →

3 Fresh Juice Cocktails for Healthier Drinking

3 Fresh Juice Cocktails for Healthier Drinking

Three weeks into the new year, and we’re still in detox mode. But, you know, a reasonable detox that involves plenty of good drinks–just smarter ones. We’re talking healthy cocktails that utilize fresh, vitamin-packed fruits, vegetables and roots like carrots, beets and turmeric. That way we can start our morning…read more →

Absolut Releases New Flavored Vodka, Absolut Lime

Absolut Releases New Flavored Vodka, Absolut Lime

Today Absolut added a new flavor to its portfolio: Absolut Lime. The Pernod Ricard-owned company already sports the number one selling lemon- and orange-flavored vodkas in the U.S., so Absolut Lime feels like a natural extension. Nearly 30 years ago, Absolut introduced Absolut Citron, a key component to the Cosmopolitan…read more →

Highland Park Fire Edition Scotch Whisky Review

Highland Park Fire Edition Scotch Whisky Review

When I was six years old, I checked a book on Norse mythology out of my local library and made my mom read the entire book to me. This episode is burned into my mind because of the trauma it caused: once my mom completed the chapter on Ragnarok, the…read more →

Rutte Gin Review

Rutte Gin Review

I spent my college study abroad period in the Netherlands, and spent one miraculously exam-free day during finals week on the train to The Hague, disembarking to investigate any interesting towns along the way. That’s how I ended up in Dordrecht for perhaps two hours, where I mostly recall admiring…read more →

Hot Cocktails to Keep You Warm This Winter

Hot Cocktails to Keep You Warm This Winter

In much of the country, temperatures hover around freezing and the ground is blanketed in snow. Elsewhere, it’s T-shirt weather. But regardless of your current location, this is winter dammit, and people need hot cocktails to help them persevere until spring. Classics like the hot toddy and mulled cocktails are…read more →

Limeburners Single Malt Port Cask Whisky Review

Limeburners Single Malt Port Cask Whisky Review

Having a friend in Western Australia has its perks. Because even though it’s on the opposite side of the world (from Cocktail Enthusiast HQ), such a locale can bring access to spirits that would otherwise stay off our radar. Spirits like those made by the Great Southern Distillery Co. In…read more →

Coffee Cocktails to Kick-Start 2017

Coffee Cocktails to Kick-Start 2017

If your year’s gotten off to a sluggish start, you might need a pick-me-up in the form of a coffee cocktail. Such drinks combine the best of both worlds, provided you appreciate the worlds of caffeine and liquor. And we’re confident you do. So below, we’ve got three coffee cocktail…read more →

Healthy Cocktails to Start the New Year

Healthy Cocktails to Start the New Year

New Year, new opportunity to do a few things differently this time around. That’s assuming you want to, of course. If you really nailed 2016 or otherwise have things figured out, by all means, keep doing what you’re doing. But if you’d like to make a few positive changes in…read more →

New Year’s Eve Cocktails to Ring in 2017

New Year’s Eve Cocktails to Ring in 2017

Another year has come and gone, and that’s a fine reason to hoist a glass and toast to a happy and prosperous 2017. Conversely, you may just want to hole up underground and drink away your sorrows. Either way, a good cocktail seems in order. So here are two of…read more →

Kohler Original Recipe Dark Chocolate Brandy Review

Kohler Original Recipe Dark Chocolate Brandy Review

It’s not everyday that you receive an email solicitation from a plumbing manufacturer asking you to sample their new chocolate brandy. So when I received that exact offer from Kohler Co., I was way too curious to turn down a chance at Kohler Original Recipe Dark Chocolate Brandy. Now, most…read more →

5 Christmas Cocktails for Your Festive Drinking Needs

5 Christmas Cocktails for Your Festive Drinking Needs

You look like you could use a drink. Maybe it’s the last-minute shopping for gifts, or the influx of relatives who’ve just turned your house into a crowded hotel. Or maybe you just want to hoist something merry beside a roaring fire while toasting to your loved ones. Either way,…read more →

Land of the Rising Suntory

Land of the Rising Suntory

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Japan with my two brothers. We stuck to a fairly conventional route during our two week sojourn: Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka. But there was one detour we couldn’t miss: the Yamazaki Distillery. It was just a 20 minute train ride from Kyoto station, conveniently en…read more →

Dragon Dance Gin Review

Dragon Dance Gin Review

Dragon Dance may sound like a power metal band, but it’s actually a jalapeño-infused gin. And according to its maker, Pennsylvania’s Revivalist Distillery, it’s the very first of its kind. Dragon Dance Gin is clear in appearance, and has a nose ripe with pepper. Those expecting a no-holds-barred blast of…read more →

9 Tips to Building Better Cocktail Menus at Home

9 Tips to Building Better Cocktail Menus at Home

Here we are, in the throes of holiday party season, and it’s your turn to host. Obviously, you’ll stock the bar because that’s what goodhearted people do in such scenarios. You’ll provide some food, a thoughtful playlist. It’ll be great. But what about a cocktail menu? Simply putting some consideration…read more →

Brainville Rye Whiskey Review

Brainville Rye Whiskey Review

Do you realize… that a Flaming Lips rye exists? Sorry. Had to do it. Anyway, it really exists. Brainville Rye is a collaboration between the psychedelic rockers and Illinois-based FEW Spirits, and features fittingly psychedelic bottle art by Justin Helton. At 80 proof it’s slightly more mellow than other ryes…read more →

Ghost Tequila Review

Ghost Tequila Review

I’m old enough to remember a day when if you wanted a hot pepper-infused tequila, you had to infuse the damn tequila with the damn peppers yourself. Oh, the burden. Now, any liquor store worth it’s… well, it’s liquor, likely stocks an array of hot-pepper agave spirits. Until now, they’ve…read more →

Have Bourbon for Breakfast with This Fruity Pebbles Milk Punch

Have Bourbon for Breakfast with This Fruity Pebbles Milk Punch

There’s no time like the holidays for a stout glass of bourbon-spiked milk punch. And Fruity Pebbles, well, they’re good all year round. So let’s join the two together, and see what happens. We’ll give you a hint: it’s a hybrid concoction that’s part cocktail, part breakfast and fully delicious.…read more →

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review

It’s said that sailors first began the practice of mixing bitters with gin to cure seasickness (or, more likely, to get toasted on the job). In today’s world, we have The Bitter Truth. The decade-old German company, known primarily for its bitters, also produces a gin blended with aromatic bitters…read more →

A Tamarind Fizz for Your Holiday Drinking Needs

A Tamarind Fizz for Your Holiday Drinking Needs

You made it through one holiday, but now there are more on the horizon. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s… whatever’s on your docket this year, you’re going to need some appropriately festive cocktails. Like the Tamarind Fizz, which is the handsome number you see here. It comes from NYC’s Fifty, and…read more →