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Calvados Jack Rose

Calvados Jack Rose

The Jack Rose is a classic cocktail made with applejack or apple brandy, grenadine, and citrus. Like many classic cocktails, the exact ingredients and ratio of those ingredients is debatable, so I’m sharing my preferred recipe, historic specs, and tips to make it your own! …READ MORE

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is a creamy classic dessert cocktail that blends brandy (or cognac) with crème de cacao, cream, and a garnish of freshly grated nutmeg. If you love chocolate or creamy drinks, the Brandy Alexander is for you!  Like most cocktails, it’s origins are …READ MORE

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras! If you’re searching for something classic to mix up today, try one of these delicious New Orleans-born cocktails. Sazerac The enduring mix of rye whiskey, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and an absinthe rinse was created by Peychaud himself at the Sazerac Coffee …READ MORE

Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré is a classic New Orleans cocktail. Pronounced “voo car-ray”, the Cocktail’s name means “old square” and refers to the original name of the French Quarter. A Vieux Carré is a spirit-forward blend of rye whiskey, cognac, Bénédictine, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The …READ MORE

How to Make a Classic Sazerac

How to Make a Classic Sazerac

Similar to an Old Fashioned, the Sazerac is a blend of rye whiskey (or cognac), sugar or simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, and an absinthe rinse. The Sazerac differs from other simple, spirit-forward cocktails both in its preparation and its presentation. Traditionally, the Sazerac is prepared …READ MORE

Chocolate Cherry Cognac Old Fashioned

Chocolate Cherry Cognac Old Fashioned

Do you love Old Fashioneds? Try this Chocolate Cherry Cognac Old Fashioned this Valentine’s Day! This cocktail is for the imbiber with a preference for spirit-forward and smooth, with just a hint of classic Valentine’s Day flavors thanks to chocolate liqueur and cherry bitters. The …READ MORE