Nolet Gin Review and the Govind’s Garden Cocktail

The Nolet family has been distilling for over three centuries. The company was founded in 1691 by Jan Lucasse Nolet and has been in business ever since. Currently it is the oldest distillery in Holland and is most known in America for introducing Ketal One to the American market. Nolet’s gin is a modern take

Seven Years Flip

This drink comes to us from the blog boozeinprettycups which is run by 2 Australian bartenders, Bill and Dee. This recipe was a collaboration between the two of them for a competition. It was originally named the Seven Year Stone Fruit Flip but despite being a mouthful was never officially renamed. Instead it just became

Mixology Monday (Mxmo) LXVI: Bein’ Green

Mixology Monday, the online cocktail party, has returned for another installment. This months party is hosted by Wordsmithing Pantagruel and the theme is: (it’s not easy) Bein’ Green. Here is the description: With the warm days of summer now fading off into the distance in our rear view mirrors, let’s pay one last tribute to

Pink Pigeon Rum Review and the Smoked Pigeon

Pink Pigeon is named after an endangered bird native to Mauritius. At one time there were only 10 left in the world. The rum is distilled in the oldest distillery still in operation today in Mauritius.The vanilla is then handpicked before being married to the rum. There is also a mix of nutmeg and other

White Lion VSOA Review and a Brief History of Arrack

Marco Polo commented on the production of arrack in his 13th century travelogue II Milione. It has remained essentially unchanged all these years. He wrote: “Nor have they any wine except such as I shall now describe. You must know that they derive it from a certain kind of tree that they have. When they

Lucid Absinthe Review and the Absinthe Suissesse

Absinthe continues to be a mystifying spirit, partly because of its scandalous history and the controversy surrounding its supposedly hallucinogenic properties. Allegedly it was created as a medicinal elixir in the early 1790’s by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. It gained popularity after it was given to French troops to combat malaria. When they returned they brought