We sat down with Tim Master, director of specialty spirits for the U.S. distributor, Frederick Wildman and Sons, to find out what the monks would say about the spirit and more specifically, why so many people are drinking it today.
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Aquavit is not known for playing well with others. The Scandinavian liquor is flavored with caraway, anise, and fennel, among other herbs, and tastes a tad medicinal by itself. So Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common had his work cut out for him when he was asked to create a drink using the spirit, but as always, he rose to the challenge.
There's more to morning sparkling wine than the standard peach or OJ mixer. This eye-opening drink from Nopa in San Francisco features herbal Green Chartreuse and fresh lime juice.
Today's drinks feature the lushly herbal Chartreuse in all its emerald glory. So leave your "Kiss Me I'm Irish" button in your junk drawer where it belongs and celebrate another way.
If your yearly tequila intake is limited to slushy-machine margaritas or shots gulped at loud parties, you haven't even begun to experience what this spirit has to offer. So your loyal Drinks team has decided to dig up a delicious tequila cocktail recipe every Thursday for you to try.