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Featured Post It’s Pimm’s O’Clock!

June 8th, 2008

The English summer means the return of one of my favourite long drinks, the Pimm’s Cup. A firm favourite here, it may just be the perfect drink for a hot afternoon. Pimm’s isn’t the only fruit cup around though, so how does it compare with the competition, and just what fruit and mixers should go in to the perfect Pimm’s cup?

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Martin Miller’s Gin

July 9th, 2008

Martin Miller’s Gin

When try to find spirits to use in their drinks, most people will settle for a brand they like even if it isn’t exactly what they are looking for. Martin Miller isn’t like most people though, and when he found none of the gins he had tried made the grade, he decided to make his own. Is there method to his madness?

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Exciting times

June 30th, 2008

Exciting times

With old ingredients like Crème de Violette becoming available once more, and many classic cocktail books being republished, these are exciting times for classic cocktail enthusiasts. Harry Johnson’s Bartenders’ Manual from 1900 has just been republished, but can we learn much from such an old tome?

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Mixing with orange liqueurs

May 25th, 2008

Mixing with orange liqueurs

With so many different orange liqueurs available, it can be difficult to know which to use when making cocktails. As part of The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, a look at three key cocktails – the Margarita, Pegu Club and Sidecar – and which orange liqueurs work best for each of them.

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Cointreau, Luxardo and Patrón

April 3rd, 2008

Cointreau, Luxardo and Patrón

In the final reviews of The Great Oh Gosh! Orange Liqueur Showdown, we look at three premium triple secs by some of the major liqueur companies – Luxardo, Patrón and Cointreau. Find out how Cointreau, Luxardo Triplum and Patrón Citrónge orange liqueurs shape up, and which is worth stocking on your shelf.

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Combier and Senior orange liqueurs

April 2nd, 2008

Combier and Senior orange liqueurs

A look at Combier Triple Sec, claimed to be the first triple sec ever made, and Senior’s Curaçao of Curaçao, the only orange liqueur still made on the island of Curaçao. 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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De Kuyper and Edmond Briottet

April 1st, 2008

De Kuyper and Edmond Briottet

Looking at both ends of the orange liqueur spectrum, reviews of the cheap and cheerful De Kuyper Triple Sec and the premium Edmond Briottet Curaçao Triple Sec. 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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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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