Elation's Nectar de Poire - March 04, 2015

The French have once again proven that just about any drink can be improved with a little bit of cognac. This time it is in the form of Elation's Nectar de Poire, a pear liqueur that is very light and sweet without being sugary. Use it to add a twist to your favorite champagne cocktail.

Note: All drinks marked with an asterix are from external sources. Clicking on the drink name will take you to our references page.



The Bar in New Jersey

Bar in New Jersey


Ingredients:
.25 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
3 oz Slivovitz
1.5 oz Nectar de Poire

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and server in a martini glass.


The Bitter Pear

Bitter Pear


Ingredients:
.25 oz Sugar
4 oz Champagne
.25 oz Angostura Bitters
.5 oz Nectar de Poire
A Few Pear Slices

Instructions:
Pour 1 tablespoon brandy into each of 6 flutes. Put 2 teaspoons bitters in a small bowl. One at a time, add 6 sugar cubes to the bitters, turning to coat; divide among the flutes. Add a few thin pear slices to each glass and top with champagne.


The Ginger Elation

Ginger Elation


Ingredients:
.5 oz Lemon Juice
1.5 oz Nectar de Poire
.75 oz Cognac
.5 oz Lemongrass Ginger Syrup

Instructions:
Mix all ingredients in a shaker and serve in a cocktail glass




The Poire Parfait

Poire Parfait


Ingredients:
.5 oz Lemon Juice
4 oz Champagne
.75 oz Nectar de Poire

Instructions:
Pour lemon juice and nectar de poire into a champagne flute. Pour champagne over the top











Slivovitz - February 02, 2015

Slivovitz is a generic term for a plum brandy popular in Eastern Europe. Our particular selection is Silver Slivovitz from the Czech Republic. It is quite strong and quite sour, so make sure you have something which can cut the harshness. The plum flavor goes well with citrus and other fruits, so we prefer things that are lighter and summery. If you are in the mood for something different, check out Slivovitz and mazel tov!

Note: All drinks marked with an asterix are from external sources. Clicking on the drink name will take you to our references page.



The Bar in New Jersey

Bar in New Jersey


Ingredients:
.25 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
3 oz Slivovitz
1.5 oz Nectar de Poire

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and server in a martini glass.


The Brotherhood

Brotherhood


Ingredients:
.25 oz Cherry Heering
1.5 oz Cara Cara Orange Juice
1.5 oz Slivovitz
1 oz Cognac

Instructions:
Mix all ingredients in a shaker and serve in a martini glass. Optionally garnish with orange peel.


The Jelínek Collins

Jelínek Collins


Ingredients:
.5 oz Lime Juice
6 oz Ginger Ale
.5 oz Simple Syrup

Instructions:
Mix the lime juice, syrup, and slivovitz in an ice-filled glass. Pour ginger ale on top.











Licor de Vainilla Nany's - January 03, 2015

Licor de Vainilla Nany's is a very special vanilla liqueur we encountered in Cozumel. It is made from white agave and Mexican vanilla pods. It is sumptuous and sweet without being sugary or syrupy, and is quite unlike anything we have been able to find in the United States. Our cocktails have been specifically crafted to use subtle flavors so that its beauty is not lost, although you could certainly sip the liqueur itself. Unfortunately, Licor de Vainilla Nany's is not exported outside of Mexico, but if you can ever find a bottle, this is well worth the cost.

Note: All drinks marked with an asterix are from external sources. Clicking on the drink name will take you to our references page.



The Leche del Diablo

Leche del Diablo


Ingredients:
1 oz Whipping Cream
3 oz Milk
.25 oz Licor de Vainilla Nany's
.75 oz Cabo Diablo Coffee Liqueur

Instructions:
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker until frothy. Serve in a cocktail glass. Optionally garnish with chocolate mint leaves and dark chocolate powder.


The New Orleans Snack

New Orleans Snack


Ingredients:
.25 oz Overproof Rum
.25 oz Caramel Syrup
.25 oz Praline Liqueur
.5 oz Praline Liqueur
.5 oz Licor de Vainilla Nany's

Instructions:
Combine the .25oz of praline liqueur with the caramel syrup in a shot glass. Optionally add some sea salt to taste. Layer on the additional praline liqueur, then licor de vainilla, then overproof rum.


The Violet Blossom

Violet Blossom


Ingredients:
1 oz Crème de Violette
4 oz Champagne
.25 oz Licor de Vainilla Nany's

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and serve.




The White Chocolate Orange

White Chocolate Orange


Ingredients:
2 oz Whipping Cream
.5 oz Bauchant Orange Liqueur
1 oz Vodka
.5 oz Licor de Vainilla Nany's

Instructions:
Combine ingredients in a shaker and serve in a cocktail glass.











Blue 100 - December 03, 2014

In the spirit of the season, our Drink of the Month for December is a peppermint liqueur. As the name suggests, Blue 100 is 100 proof: high enough to burn. This coupled with its brilliant color makes it perfect for layered shots. Use it to spread some holiday cheer, but be careful: this ain't your average schnapps.

Note: All drinks marked with an asterix are from external sources. Clicking on the drink name will take you to our references page.



The 7-Layer Shot

7-Layer Shot


Ingredients:
.25 oz Velvet Falernum
.25 oz Crème de Noyaux
.25 oz Crème de Violette
.25 oz Limoncello
.25 oz Orange Liqueur
.25 oz 100 Proof Peppermint Liqueur
.25 oz Overproof Rum

Instructions:
Put all ingredients except for the overproof and the peppermint into the freezer for an hour. Carefully, with the help of a spoon, layer the ingredients in the following order: Velvet Falernum, Crème de Noyaux, Crème de Violette, Limoncello, Orange Liqueur, 100 Proof Peppermint Liqueur, Overproof Rum.


The Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451


Ingredients:
.75 oz Overproof Rum
.75 oz Black Rum
.75 oz 100 Proof Peppermint Liqueur
.75 oz White Sambuca

Instructions:
Layer the ingredients in a tall shooter in this order: Sambuca, Peppermint 100, Black Rum, Overproof Rum. If the ingredients do not want to layer, chill the alcohol first. Ignite the top layer before serving.


The Minty Dreams

Minty Dreams


Ingredients:
2 oz Whipping Cream
1 oz 100 Proof Peppermint Liqueur
1 oz Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream

Instructions:
Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker until frothy. Serve in a martini glass.




The Thin Blue Line

Thin Blue Line


Ingredients:
.25 oz 100 Proof Peppermint Liqueur
.5 oz Espresso Liqueur
.5 oz Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur

Instructions:
Combine Godiva and espresso liqueur into a shot glass. Float peppermint liqueur on top.











Nardini Amaro Bassano - November 01, 2014

Amaro is a completely new type of liqueur for us. It is traditionally drank straight as a digestif, but we couldn't resist blending the incredibly complex flavors into new cocktail creations. Nardini amaro has notes of licorice, peppermint, chocolate, espresso, and cherry. The body is thick and sugary while the finish is surprisingly bitter. We fully intend to delve more into the subject of amaro in coming articles, but for now, we're certain these intriguing drinks are unlike anything you've had before.

Note: All drinks marked with an asterix are from external sources. Clicking on the drink name will take you to our references page.



The Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day


Ingredients:
1.5 oz Gin
1 oz Bauchant Orange Liqueur
.25 oz Hum Botanical Spirit
.25 oz Campari
1 oz Nardini Amaro Bassano

Instructions:
Mix ingredients in a shaker and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with dried orange slices.


The Borgia

Borgia


Ingredients:
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Nardini Amaro Bassano

Instructions:
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a martini glass.


The Englishman in Jersey

Englishman in Jersey


Ingredients:
2 oz Gin
.75 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Nardini Amaro Bassano

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients in a shaker until very cloudy. Serve in a martini glass.




The Nardini Mint Julep

Nardini Mint Julep*


Ingredients:
3 Sprigs Mint
.5 oz Simple Syrup
2 oz Whisky
.5 oz Nardini Amaro Bassano

Instructions:
Crush the leaves and add to an ice-filled glass. Stir the other ingredients into the glass










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