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Quick Pick Washington Apple Cocktail

Quick Pick Washington Apple Cocktail

Back in March I featured the Red Clover and lePEARchaun cocktails here on TWJ. Both were pretty tasty cocktails and my end conclusion was that Berentzen makes some pretty tasty stuff. Their mixers weren’t overly cloying and seemed to be rather high in quality. Basically, what I’m saying is I found myself actually enjoying them… Continue!

Modern Irish Whiskey Cocktail: Lepearchaun

Modern Irish Whiskey Cocktail: Lepearchaun

This is the second cocktail recipe, and liqueur, Berentzen sent me to try and I have to admit, I’m surprised by the quality in these liqueurs. I’m so used to that cloying corn syrup and artificial sweetener flavor from the DeKuyper’s stuff I’ve used in the past that it’s almost refreshing to use something that’s… Continue!

Modern Cocktail: Red Clover

Modern Cocktail: Red Clover

Typically I’m not a huge fan of most cocktail liqueurs. They end up being cloyingly sweet and have funny aftertastes that often ruin the cocktail. That’s why I’m a bit shocked to be posting this cocktail because it’s using a cocktail liqueur and it doesn’t taste like melted candy. The Berentzen Cherry is actually not… Continue!

Prohibition Cocktail: the Modern Cocktail

Prohibition Cocktail: the Modern Cocktail

I really like this cocktail. Every time I make it I imagine myself in some 1920’s speakeasy mixing up an illegal concoction for a thirsty law breaker. Maybe it’s a politician or a policeman on the take. A mobster or an everyday Joe just looking to wash away his day and add a little refinement… Continue!

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail: Rob Roy

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail: Rob Roy

Simple and delicious the Rob Roy came to life at the Waldorf Astoria well before prohibition took hold of America in 1920. This famous cocktail was created in 1894 and named after the famous Scottish hero of the same name and whose life had been turned into an operetta that same year. While it was… Continue!

Prohibition Cocktail: Frisco Sour

Prohibition Cocktail: Frisco Sour

A classic prohibition era cocktail, the Frisco Sour, is a slight modification of a traditional sour with the removal of the sugar and the inclusion of the Benedictine Brandy. The slightly medicinal and silken herbal qualities of the Benedictine somehow seems to brighten up an already bright cocktail. A refreshing new flavor profile emerges when… Continue!

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail: All Right

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail: All Right

I can’t help but think that this should be Matthew McConaughey’s favorite cocktail (alright alright alright). This is such a simple cocktail that any of his characters could have made it no matter how deep into an “altered state” they were. This simple pre-prohibition cocktail is easy on the palate and it’s also quite easy… Continue!

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