Ecossaise


The Ecossaise has a powerful anise and fennel flavor up front courtesy of the absinthe, then changes gears into an oaky, cereal mash burn from the scotch, and finishes with heavy, velvety spice.

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North Shore


The North Shore similarly relies on the gin to stand up to the heavier flavors playing along.

Asylum


When we’re reviewing new liquors we always like to head over to the distiller’s website to see how they recommend their spirits be served. It would usually serve to reason that they would offer some pretty great drinks, as they are the ones that have the closest hands in the product from start finish. However, […]

Madvillainy


Sometimes when you mix cocktails you want to try something a little… strange… A little… evil perhaps? .5 oz absinthe 1.5 oz single malt scotch Combine in a (unused) beaker. Shoot it. Conquer the universe while cackling maniacally.

French Romance


We’re continuing this week with our series of Valentine’s Day cocktails using Epic Vodka Original and Epic Vodka Cherry. Yesterday we presented the One Shade of Grey – a deeply complex tea martini. Today we’re adding some complexity, with a cocktail that’s a bit of a misnomer. You see, while absinthe is traditionally associated with […]

Black Mass


If dessert isn’t your bag for Halloween, there are plenty of other cocktails out there for you to make. This one packs a punch, and can be brutal the next day if you let them get out of hand. 2 oz bourbon (We used Bowman Brothers Virginia Straight Bourbon) 2 oz Tatratea Original (Black Tea […]

Prestoman


August 26, 2013 (Day 109) – Prestoman Another pre-Prohibition cocktail, the Prestoman utilizes those ever-popular spirits from the era – brandy and absinthe. Also much like the pre-Prohibition era, it’s full of booze. 4 oz brandy 1 oz Italian (sweet) vermouth 1 oz fresh orange juice 1 dash absinthe Combine the ingredients in a cocktail […]

Whiz-Bang


August 25, 2013 (Day 107) – Whiz-Bang The term Whiz-Bang first showed up in the popular vernacular (or, at least as far linguists can tell) around 1915. It’s used to describe a “one that is conspicuous for noise, speed, excellence, or startling effect.” It also re-entered the lexicon around the 1960s when The Music Man […]

Maiden’s Blush


August 19, 2013 (Day 102) Maiden’s Blush (today’s cocktail) is one of those cocktails that you’re not entirely sure how it got its name. Sure, you could claim it’s the bright pink color brought on by the grenadine. However, this name is deceptive. This is not a soft, delicate drink that would bring color to […]

E. Nos


August 15, 2013 (Day 98) – E. Nos This little beauty appeared in the 1930 edition of the Savoy Cocktail Book. 2 oz dry gin (we used The Botanist by Bruicladdich) 1 oz French (dry) vermouth 3 dashes absinthe Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and then shake well. Strain into […]