We don't have to travel all the way to Italy to find a great amaro. J. Carver Distillery's Cruella Amaro fits the bill.
This cocktail is simple enough to fix up for a crowd, and the fruity flavor will have guests feeling like they’re officially on island time. Throw in fresh lime wedges for an unexpected flavorful (and colorful) punch.
1 oz. Marie Brizard’s Green
Crème de Menthe
1 oz. Brady’s Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
Valentine’s Day is the day of all days to impress the one you’re with! Serve this perfect cocktail to someone special.
Cinnamon White Russian
4 parts J. Carver Lake House vodka
3 parts coffee liqueur
3 parts cinnamon simple syrup (see recipe below)
2 parts cream
Cola de Mano
10 whole cloves
2 ½ cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup water
8 cups cold milk
2 tbsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 cup white sugar
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup pisco, white rum, brandy or other lightly-flavored liquor
1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 oz. Templeton Rye whiskey
1 oz. Remy Martin VSOP cognac
1 tsp. Lucid absinthe
3 star anise pods
It won’t hurt to add the stinger to any beverage lineup. With a nod to this month’s Tastemaker section feature on brandy, Tana Wold offers a go-to concoction that freshens up brandy with a hit of mint.
1½ oz. El Nivel Reposado tequila
1 oz. Simply Grapefruit fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Agave nectar
After years of traveling for their jobs, Scott Kaldenberg and Brandon Thornton were on the hunt for a new adventure, one near their Eden Prairie homes. “I traveled Monday through Friday for the majority of my career,” explains Kaldenberg, a retired management consultant.