Tag: liqueur

Vanilla Berry Fizz Drink Recipe

I've been playing around with Tuaca this week. It's a vanilla and citrus-flavored liqueur, originally from Italy, but now produced in the United States. The sweet vanilla flavor dominates, with the brandy and citrus (orange, I believe) taking a backseat. Tuaca enjoyed a burst of popularity a few years back when bartenders started mixing it … Read more

San Francisco World Spirits Competition results

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the oldest and most prestigious spirits judging event in the United States. Some of the spirits world's best judges came together recently to taste 1215 different spirits from around the world. This is the granddaddy of American spirits competitions, and one of the most highly regarded in the … Read more

Winners of the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

A distinguished line-up of experts, including such luminaries such as F. Paul Pacult, David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff and Jim Meehan, came together recently under the auspices of the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in order to judge the finest spirits in the world. A stunning 650 spirits were entered in more than 30 categories. All of the … Read more

Liqueur Review: SNAP

SNAPLiqueurFinal Grade: B+Price: $30 (750ml) SNAP is an organic liqueur* produced by Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (AITA, for short), a Philadelphia-based design company. They previously launched the spirit ROOT, which has caught on with a lot of bartenders around the country. Fresh out of the bottle, SNAP's aroma is warm and sweet … Read more

Liqueur Review: Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur

Trader Vic's Macadamia Nut LiqueurLiqueurFinal Grade: A-Price: $18 (750ml) If you read this blog regularly, you know that I have a bit of a sweet tooth. So when I picked up a bottle of Trader Vic's Macadamia Nut Liqueur, I was looking forward to sampling it right away. Trader Vic, of course, was the nom … Read more

Liqueur Review: Pallini Limoncello

Pallini LimoncelloLiqueurFinal Grade: B+Price: $26 (750ml) Summer may be over, but who says that means you have to stop drinking summery drinks? Certainly not me. It could be the coldest day of winter and I'll still drink a well mixed Daiquiri or Gin and Tonic. I realize this is a contrarian position, but cold drinks … Read more