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Gran Gala and Grand Marnier

March 31st, 2008

Gran Gala and Grand Marnier

A review of Grand Marnier, one of the most famous liqueurs in the world, and Gran Gala, an Italian attempt at the brandy-based orange liqueur. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Filfar and Torres orange liqueurs

March 30th, 2008

Filfar and Torres orange liqueurs

Continuing the break from traditional triple sec and Curaçao liqueurs, a look at two more unusual orange liqueurs that defy the traditional characteristics. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Clément and Santa Teresa orange liqueurs

March 29th, 2008

Clément and Santa Teresa orange liqueurs

A brief move away from the traditional triple sec and Curaçao liqueurs for a look at two orange liqueurs which use rum as their base, Clément Créole Shrubb and Santa Teresa Rhum Orange. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Marie Brizard orange liqueurs

March 29th, 2008

Marie Brizard orange liqueurs

Marie Brizard have been producing fruit liqueurs for nearly 250 years in Bordeaux, France. Here we review their triple sec and curaçao products. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Joseph Cartron orange liqueurs

March 29th, 2008

Joseph Cartron orange liqueurs

Joseph Carton and his descendants have been producing liqueurs in Burgundy, France for over 130 years. Here we review their triple sec and curaçao products. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Giffard orange liqueurs

March 28th, 2008

Giffard orange liqueurs

Emile Giffard started distilling sprits in 1885 and his family continue to run the distillery he started. Here we review the Giffard triple sec and curaçao products. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Gabriel Boudier orange liqueurs

March 27th, 2008

Gabriel Boudier orange liqueurs

Gabriel Boudier formed his self-named company in 1874 in Dijon, France, and initially becoming famous for his Crème de Cassis liqueur. Here we review the Boudier triple sec and curaçao products. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Bols orange liqueurs

March 26th, 2008

Bols orange liqueurs

Bols have been producing alcohol since 1575, and now produce a dizzying array of liqueurs and other spirits. Here we review their triple sec and curaçao products. Find out how these and other orange liqueurs compare in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a comparison of 23 different orange liqueurs.

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Notes on the Orange Liqueur Showdown

March 25th, 2008

Notes on the Orange Liqueur Showdown

Reviewing the 23 different orange liqueurs in The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown took a little planning and thought. Find out how I went about comparing so many different spirits in as fair and objective a way as possible.

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A short history of orange liqueurs

March 23rd, 2008

A short history of orange liqueurs

Perhaps due to their very effect, the history of cocktails is a hazy one, but orange liqueurs really do push that from a tipsy forgetfulness to a drunken blackout. Working through the conflicting stories, dubious claims and chronologically impossible histories find out just what the labels triple sec and curaçao really mean.

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MxMO – Limit One

March 17th, 2008

MxMO – Limit One

Mixology Monday this month looks at the incredibly strong drinks that some bars will only serve a guest one of to protect their sobriety. My drink is a delicious Old Fashioned cocktail made with barrel-proof George T. Stagg Bourbon and various bitters including The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter bitters.

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Curaçao? Triple sec? Cointreau?

March 16th, 2008

Curaçao? Triple sec? Cointreau?

With so many orange liqueurs around, and recipes calling variously for Cointreau, curaçao and triple sec, just what do you need on your shelf to make decent mixed drinks? The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown reviews 23 different liqueurs to try and find an answer to this question.

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