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20 November, 2014

Nonfiction Bragging–Bloomberg Businessweek Quote!

Comments : 8 Posted in : Announcements, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : becca
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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a bragging post. This one is courtesy of my being quoted in a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article on the origins and staying power of RumChata.  You may recall that I reviewed RumChata back in 2012, and you can read that review by clicking on the picture. What did I
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29 April, 2014

Vita Frute Cocktails

Posted in : Beverage, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Other Spirits, Product Reviews, Recipes on by : becca
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A few years ago, I reviewed a few drinks made with Veev aḉai liqueur at Ruby Tuesday’s back when the brand first launched. I enjoyed those drinks and how clean the spirit tasted. It imparted a crisp and mild berry flavor to the cocktails that I found quite appealing. Fast forward to this last winter,
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8 May, 2013

Bangkok Fever @ Jujube

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Bangkok Fever @ Jujube Glen Lennox, Chapel Hill My Restaurant Review $10 Once again, Jujube proves to me that their cocktail list is second to none in the Triangle. Bangkok Fever’s ingredient list is Thai-chili-infused reposado tequila, passion fruit juice, and cinnamon salt. And it’s amazing. The essential cinnamon salt livens up every sip, playing
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11 March, 2013

The Boy’s Club at the Borough

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The Boy’s Club The Borough Downtown Raleigh $7.50 This cocktail is a Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish cream, and Frangelico trio shaken up with chocolate and iced Counter Culture coffee. If you’re thinking dessert, you’re thinking correctly, as most coffee cocktails fall under that category. The drink is indisputably gorgeous with that chocolate pattern laced into the
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1 March, 2013

Little Fŭk’ər at the Borough

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Research Triangle, NC, Bars on by : becca
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Little Fŭk’ər The Borough Downtown Raleigh $6.50 I’ve been to the Borough twice now, and I love it as a casual night spot to relax with slightly trussed up comfort food and a good drink list. This is my second time drinking the Little Fŭk’ər as well. It’s made with bourbon, red apple Schnapps, butterscotch
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14 November, 2012

RumChata

Comments : 7 Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Liqueurs, Recipes on by : becca
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RumChata Wisconsin 13.5% ABV RumChata is a liqueur coming from the Agave Loco brand, and you can bet I squealed when I saw it on the shelf. Why? Because I love horchata, and an horchata made for imbibing sounded perfect to me. My expert background in foodie Spanish means I can translate their horchata con
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25 May, 2012

Firefly Mango Palmer (Alivia’s Durham Bistro, Durham)

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Research Triangle, NC, Bars on by : becca
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Firefly Mango Palmer Alivia’s Durham Bistro (Restaurant Review) Brightleaf, Durham   My delight in this drink takes me by surprise. It is made with Firefly sweet tea vodka, sour mix, simple syrup, and Malibu mango rum. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know why the Firefly Mango Palmer was more
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20 April, 2012

Doolin’s Irish Pub

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Durham, NC, Research Triangle, NC, Bars, Restaurants on by : becca
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Doolin’s Irish Pub 3211 Shannon Road South Square, Durham Website Entrees: $8 — $15 Doolin’s Irish Pub is the newest restaurant in the same office building that houses G2B. This building has been notoriously harsh to its restaurants — the location is off the beaten path across the street from the Bank of America on
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13 January, 2012

Espresso Martini at Broad Street

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Espresso Martini Watts Grocery Review/Website Watts Hillandale, Durham $7 The espresso martini is hiding on Watt’s dessert menu. Combine a shot of Joe Van Gogh’s espresso, Stoli Vanil vodka, Chambord liqueur, and a splash of Bailey’s Irish crème liqueur, and you have a unique coffee cocktail that still manages to hit all the elements I
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7 September, 2011

Pernod Anise

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Liqueurs, Uncategorized on by : becca
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Pernod Anise French anise-based liqueur Oh, licorice, how I love you in your many forms! Hang around me for long and you will learn a little secret: Sambuca is my undoing. Absinthe is a close second. However, my opinion of Galliano is much, much lower, so I was unsure whether or not Pernod would match
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