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Braulio Amaro Review

Braulio Amaro Review

Being an admirer of food and drink, there’s a soft spot in my heart for all things amari. So it’s been my pleasure to take a crack at Braulio, an “Amaro Alpino” named for Italy’s majestic Mount Braulio. Created by a pharmacist in 1875, Braulio’s recipe calls for a blend…read more →

This is Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur

This is Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur

Some days are better than other days. And the day you stumble across Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur is the best day of all. This remarkably bizarre product comes from Firebox, that London-based online retailer. And here we’ve got an England-distilled gin liqueur that’s sprinkled with real, edible pieces of silver.…read more →

Taste Testing Sukkah Hill Spirits

Taste Testing Sukkah Hill Spirits

Sukkah Hill Spirits is a small company based in Southern California that’s producing a couple of unique liqueurs. First up is Etrog, which is made from an ancient heirloom citrus fruit (called the Etrog) that only grows in a handful of orchards worldwide. Next up is Besamim, an aromatic spice…read more →

Koval Rose Hip Liqueur Review

Koval Rose Hip Liqueur Review

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 the brand’s single-barrel whiskey expressions and their solid dry gin.…read more →

Amaro Lucano Review

Amaro Lucano Review

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 decades, the family recipe has been passed down from generation…read more →

Amarula Cream Liqueur Review

Amarula Cream Liqueur Review

We’re sitting here with a bottle of Amarula Cream. It’s the second largest selling cream liqueur in the world, behind only Bailey’s, yet it’s not a common sight behind American bars. That might change though, as the brand looks to push stateside awareness of this interesting product, which unlike most…read more →

Berentzen Bushel & Barrel Review

Berentzen Bushel & Barrel Review

Happy Autumnal Equinox. For most of us, the first day of fall ushers in cooler weather, colorful leaves and a fine reason to break out some fall-appropriate spirits. Now, we drink staples like bourbon and scotch year round, because they’re delicious, but we tend to increase our brown spirits uptake…read more →

Review: Son Tinh Vietnamese Liqueurs

Review: Son Tinh Vietnamese Liqueurs

Awhile back, we received an intriguing wooden crate from Vietnam. One that was nailed shut, required a crow bar to open and, much to our delight, contained six liqueurs that were heretofore unknown to us. Turns out, Son Tinh is producing 12 products ranging from clear spirits to herbal and…read more →

Berentzen Apple Liqueur Review

Berentzen Apple Liqueur Review

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 and Wild Cherry Liqueur. And while these don’t seem like…read more →

Jack Daniel’s Introduces Tennessee Fire

Jack Daniel’s Introduces Tennessee Fire

Big news this week, as industry heavyweight Jack Daniel’s announced Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, a blend of Old No. 7 with cinnamon liqueur. This comes on the heels of Jack Daniel’s wildly successful Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, which opened the brand to a slew of new drinkers and made huge…read more →

Chartreuse: A Spirited Gift from France

Chartreuse: A Spirited Gift from France

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 →

PAMA and Rum, a Natural Pairing

PAMA and Rum, a Natural Pairing

SPONSORED POST For the past couple months we’ve been playing with PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur. Tasting it, mixing with it and generally exploring its all-natural pomegranate juice-vodka-tequila profile. At a modest 17% ABV, it’s a solid stand-in for vermouth and grenadine in cocktails. Its structured tannins make it play a bit…read more →

Stocking Your Bar with Versatile Modifiers

Stocking Your Bar with Versatile Modifiers

SPONSORED POST Whether you’re a working bartender or a home enthusiast, stocking your bar with some essential ingredients is key to serving a variety of quality drinks. Obviously you’ve got your base spirits like whiskey, gin, tequila, rum, vodka and brandy. From there, you could stock your bar with fresh…read more →

Kahlua Iced Coffee Review

Kahlua Iced Coffee Review

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 bars, and lots of people, keep a bottle of Kahlua…read more →

Greenhook Ginsmiths Introduces Beach Plum Gin Liqueur

Greenhook Ginsmiths Introduces Beach Plum Gin Liqueur

We first wrote about the Brooklyn-based Greenhook Ginsmiths Distillery back in March. At the time, they had one product in their soon-to-grow portfolio: an American Dry Gin. Lovely stuff, that gin. Well the company’s just introduced a Beach Plum Gin Liqueur, which they’re touting as the world’s first. Steven DeAngelo,…read more →

Maison Lillet Releases Lillet Rose

Maison Lillet Releases Lillet Rose

Maison Lillet, producers of the French aperitifs Lillet Blanc and Lillet Rouge, announced their first new product in 50 years: Lillet Rosé. Lillet Rosé has just launched on the public market, but it was introduced to the industry last year, garnering some serious recognition: it was awarded a Chairman’s Trophy…read more →

Bushmills Irish Honey Review

Bushmills Irish Honey Review

Bushmills Irish Honey is the newest addition to the Bushmills range. It’s a blend of Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey with honey, which follows the template introduced by Wild Turkey American Honey and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. Bushmills is one of the only distilleries in the world that produces its whiskeys…read more →

PAMA Contest Seeks Home Bar Stars

PAMA Contest Seeks Home Bar Stars

PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur has announced the launch of its “Best Home Bar Star Contest.” Beginning today and running through February 29th, the contest encourages home bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts to submit cocktail recipes that are delicious, balanced, elegantly presented and, of course, use PAMA. The winner will receive a trip…read more →

Kahlua Cinnamon Spice Review and Cocktail Recipes

Kahlua Cinnamon Spice Review and Cocktail Recipes

Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice is the latest offering from Kahlúa, adding to the brand’s stable of flavors that also includes French Vanilla, Mocha and Hazelnut, to name a few. Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice is a blend of Arabica coffee and sugar cane spirit that’s infused with flavors of cinnamon, cloves and brown…read more →

Bitter Truth Apricot and Violet Liqueurs

Bitter Truth Apricot and Violet Liqueurs

Germany’s The Bitter Truth makes some of our favorite cocktail bitters – we’re especially fond of their celery bitters and creole bitters – but they also make a range of fine liqueurs, including an apricot and a violet liqueur. Given that the latter two products just showed up on our…read more →