The liquid gold of Brazil….Cachaça.
If you`re not familiar with cachaça i wrote a post about cachaça and rhum agricole long ago and tried to explain the difference between them since they both are made from sugarcane juice and yet so different.
The cachaça i have here now, João Andante – is a handcrafted artisanal aged cachaça [...]
Last week i wrote about the Cedilla – and excellent acai liqueur from the house of Leblon and now it´s time to present their new aged cachaça as well - Maison Leblon Reserva Especial - a special limited aged cachaça that were recently introduced in Brazil.
Leblon Cachaça recently won the best cachaça and double gold award at the [...]
Here comes Brazil!
I just got my hands on Leblon`s new açai liqueur…
Açai is a new macerated fruit liqueur made by Maison Leblon and is made from Zambazon açai berries from the Amazon region in Brazil. Straight from the rainforest, exotic and purple – yeah…this really speaks to me.
I “sort of” knew [...]
Browsing through Remixed i always stops at the picture of Garrett`s Maitini – it looks so deliscious! i have of course since long been thinking of making it but never got that far until now.
I need to switch out the rum though since i don´t have Bacardi 8. As you can see from [...]
Green chartreuse is really something – its the elixir of pure pleasure! a little of it and its like magic drops transforms an average drink into a potion of dreams..
This magic potion made by the Carthusian Monks since the 1740s and composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbal extracts can really make [...]
A little bit of sour, a little bit of sweet, a little bit of strong and finally some weak..and no, its not a Planter`s Punch i`m making – its a Canal Street Daisy!
It takes its name from the famous Canal street which was made in the colonial era and divided the downriver older [...]
A real Hurricane Cocktail made with natural ingredients and not the chemical mix is a divine thing to the palate as we all know and have also written about. And so one day i got the chance to come up with a twist of this drink which will have to serve as an appetizer before [...]
Repeal Day on dec 5th commemorates the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and gave Americans the constitutional ability to consume alcohol.
If i could i would have attended the Repeal Day Ball in Washington DC held by the DC Craft bartenders Guild – where several of my fellow booze [...]
Its now 2.5 years ago i started this cocktail blog and to celebrate that i`ve hunted down the seven most appreciated drinks made for the blog. Its all original cocktails and twists and also two new drinks that i strongly believe also will last - and eventually make it to the “surviving” bunch.
Remsberg`s Planter`s Punch
The Planter´s Punch is an old rum drink and the origin is unknown to me. The most common recipe is 1/3 Rhum, 1/3 Orange Juice, 1/3 Pineapple Juice and a dash of Grenadine.
The only thing i know is that the recipe has been evolving through the decades and name changed [...]