Drinks That Defy Description


Brandy Bubbly

Brandy Bubbly with glass vase and roses

This is a simple and elegant drink.  The candied hibiscus flower adds the perfect touch to this dry cocktail.  We used Kinsmen Rakia* and a very dry prosecco.  The Kinsmen is a bone dry, apricot eau de vie. The nose on the Brandy Bubbly is mildly fruity.  The flavors are…

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Spritz Picante

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A Spritz is one of those perfect summer cocktails.  We wanted to keep the light, clean taste of the classic while adding a little tang.  After trying several liqueurs and even an amaro, we settled on Suze.  The full-bodied citrus and herbs coupled with the long, spicy, bitter finish make…

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Nectar de Café

When I think of a dessert drink, my mind usually lands first on coffee. When I think of dessert, chocolate usually wins, (like everyone else, right?). So, my dessert cocktails frequently incorporate coffee and chocolate.  My list of after dinner drinks includes several sweet cocktails.  I prefer my dessert cocktail…

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