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If You Like Chicory Iced Coffee, Try St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

It's made with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans roasted by Jewel Box Coffee in Oakland and ground in the distillery's grain mill. Chicory and Madagascar vanilla add a sweet and earthy flavor to the mellow, smooth liqueur, bringing it right in line, flavor-wise, with the Blue Bottle potion. More

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Bitter Drinks

Drinks Michael Dietsch 16 comments

If you are interested in building a taste for the bitter drinks that are showing up in bars these days, my advice is to start slowly. Here are my recommendations, step by step. More

Awesome New Honey Liqueurs From Bärenjäger

Drinks Andrew Strenio 3 comments

Wading through saccharine, artificial-tasting bottles in search of that unicorn—a truly delicious liqueur—is most often unrewarding and gag-inducing. But today, I'm here to tell you that magical creatures do exist, if you only look hard enough. Two of the most exceptional examples I've found are the new honey liqueurs from Bärenjäger. More

Exploring the Many Faces of Chartreuse

Drinks Lizz Schumer 3 comments

We sat down with Tim Master, director of specialty spirits for the U.S. distributor, Frederick Wildman and Sons, to find out what the monks would say about the spirit and more specifically, why so many people are drinking it today. More

A Guide to Defunct Cocktail Ingredients

Drinks Michael Dietsch 14 comments

When you start looking through vintage cocktail books, one thing you'll quickly notice are the names of obscure ingredients. Now, some of these ingredients are still in production—you might have to hunt a while; you might even need to have a friend bring a bottle home from overseas. But others are truly defunct, no longer made. What did they taste like? How were they made? Here's our guide to a few bitters, liqueurs, and cordials that truly have disappeared...and a few that are being revived by upstart brands. More

DIY Root Beer Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 3 comments

The woodsy, complex flavors of root beer are right at home in a liqueur. Use it in cocktails like you would an amaro or in sweet concoctions for a bold and unusual flavor. More

DIY Cranberry Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 11 comments

When life gives you cranberries—which it always does this time of year—make cranberry liqueur. This bright red, tart liqueur can keep you in festive cocktails from Thanksgiving to Christmas and beyond. More

DIY vs. Buy: How to Make Pumpkin Liqueur

Drinks Marcia Simmons Post a comment

There's just something cozy about pumpkin and spice, and once autumn's arrived, I want to cram pumpkin into everything I eat and drink. Getting pumpkin into a cocktail can be a little messy and goopy, so I like to whip up a batch of pumpkin liqueur to ensure that I can conveniently drink pumpkin pie cocktails for months to come. This recipe doesn't take long, so you can even finish it in time for that Halloween party you're having. More

DIY Pumpkin Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 4 comments

Who doesn't want to drink alcoholic pumpkin pie? DIY pumpkin liqueur involves the same ingredients as pumpkin pie—only instead of crust, there's vodka. More

DIY vs. Buy: How to Make Honey Liqueur

Drinks Marcia Simmons 3 comments

Making your own honey liqueur is dead simple. You don't have to do anything but heat the honey with some water and then mix it with vodka. I like to let the liqueur sit overnight to ensure the flavors are totally integrated, but if you're truly impatient you can use it right away. As much as I love Bärenjäger, when I compared it side-by-side I liked the homemade stuff just as much and it was a hell of a lot cheaper. More

DIY Honey Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 4 comments

Sugar gets all the attention when it comes to sweetening cocktails, but a homemade honey liqueur will give an exotic new flavor to your drinks. More

DIY Pastis

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 7 comments

Pastis is an anise-flavored aperitif that's one of life's little luxuries, and you can make a richly flavored homemade version by steeping some spices and bark in a jar for just a few days. More

DIY vs. Buy: How to Make Hazelnut Liqueur

Drinks Marcia Simmons 4 comments

Love of Nutella is one of the things that connects us as a species. And while chocolate is fantastic, it's the humble hazelnut that elevates Nutella from delicious to life-changing. That's why I'm surprised that hazelnut liqueur (also called noisette) flies a bit under the radar compared to its nutty cousin amaretto. More

DIY Strawberry Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 10 comments

A sweet liqueur flavored with strawberries and tarragon. More

The Homemade Pantry's Coffee Liqueur

Caroline Russock 6 comments

Coffee liqueur—a given for Irish Coffees and White Russians, but not too much else—is not the most serious of drinks. But that is precisely why Alana Chernila's recipe for coffee liqueur from The Homemade Pantry is genius. More

The Homemade Pantry's Coffee Liqueur

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

Coffee liqueur—a given for Irish Coffees and White Russians, but not too much else—is not the most serious of drinks. But that is precisely why Alana Chernila's recipe for Coffee Liqueur from The Homemade Pantry is genius. More

DIY vs. Buy: How to Make Raspberry Liqueur

Drinks Marcia Simmons 3 comments

Raspberry liqueur isn't hard to find, but the bottles you can buy are all over the map. Some options are candy sweet, while others are cough syrup-strong. Making your own liqueur gives you control over how sweet and boozy the end result is—you're likely to end up with something that better suits your sugar tolerance. More

DIY Raspberry Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons Post a comment

Raspberry liqueur isn't hard to find, but the bottles you can buy are all over the map. Some options are candy sweet, while others are cough syrup-strong. Making your own liqueur gives you control over how sweet and boozy the end result is—you're likely to end up with something that better suits your sugar tolerance. More

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Pear Liqueur?

Drinks Marcia Simmons 10 comments

I am obsessed with Champagne cocktails. So when I hit upon a DIY ingredient that pairs well with sparkling wine, it's time for me to buy bubbly by the case. One Thanksgiving, I happened upon a delicious fizzy cocktail made with sparkling wine, fresh pear syrup, and gin, which launched a new sub-obsession—finding ways to combine pears and Champagne. More

DIY Pear Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 2 comments

A homemade pear liqueur made with brandy gives you the sweetness of a fruit liqueur and the dryness of brandy in one ingredient. This pear liqueur hits the "Do I DIY?" trifecta: easy, cheap, and better-tasting than the store-bought stuff. More

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