Taste of the Irish at our North Attleboro store on March 14 2024
The French Blonde Recipe
The French Blonde Recipe

Ingredients:

½ oz Elderflower Liqueur

1 oz Dry Gin

2 oz Lillet Blanc

2 oz fresh grapefruit juice

Few dashes of citrus bitters

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker

filled with ice. Shake vigorously then

strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with

a lemon twist or grapefruit peel and a

sprig of rosemary or thyme, if desired.

The French Blonde is a favorite of Taylor Swift - Easy to make but complex in flavor, this drink is not overly sweet but packs a citrus punch!

*You can also make this a French...

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Bringing Gin month to a close
Bringing Gin month to a close

Even with an extra day this February, the month managed to slip away from me before I could make this final gin post.  

Today, though, we are talking about a couple of gin outliers.  To start, Genever.  What is Genever, you ask?  Genever is actually Dutch for "juniper" but don't let that fool you into thinking it is merely Dutch gin.  While Genever does use botanicals (including juniper) it is a malted grain-based spirit made in Holland or Belgium that is really closer to a cro...

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February's Spirit of the Month is... GIN!
February's Spirit of the Month is... GIN!

For a spirit with such a distinctive flavor profile, gin is surprisingly versatile.  The light-bodied spirit, which is the base of many classic cocktails, can only be classified as gin if it is predominantly flavored by juniper berries.  You might think this means all gin tastes the same, but because each gin maker uses a different mix of herbs, botanicals, and even citrus, they vary greatly from one to the next.  As we become better acquainted with gin in the weeks ahead, we'll a...

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Today's featured gin cocktail...
Today's featured gin cocktail...

Today’s featured gin cocktail is known as a cousin to the martini and the Manhattan (and perhaps borrows the best parts of each.) Before we get to the cocktail itself, I’d like to give a brief introduction to the necessary ingredients.

While I like to encourage BYOB – be your own bartender – I understand that when a recipe calls for ½ oz of something you’ve never used before, it might not seem worth it to buy an entire bottle. Thankfully, the ingredients in this cocktail have so many uses, they a...

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Entering the Cabinet of Curiosities
Entering the Cabinet of Curiosities

A great example of how flavors of gin can vary exists within Hendrick's and their Cabinet of Curiosities.  While all Hendrick's gins are infused with rose and cucumber, their Master Distiller has created a vast collection of gins using different herbs and botanicals.

Grand Cabaret is a limited release gin from Hendrick's and the newest offering from their Cabinet of Curiosities line.  Available for sampling by request at our North Attleboro tasting center, the aroma of stone fruits - possibly...

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