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Aperol St. Germain Sour: A Cocktail Gateway to Flavor

Two very popular liqueurs are Aperol and St. Germain. Popular and so different. St. Germain, made from the flowers of elderberry bushes, is sweet. I always detect grapefruit, but others get peach, pear, flowers of all kinds, and some even report lychee. Aperol is different, offering sour flavors including rhubarb and orange. Aperol was created…

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Brian’s Pear Tequila and St. Germain Experience

This cocktail is the most awesome, most complex drink I have ever experienced. And I did it myself. I’m not a fan of the way many foods and almost all wines are described. It’s like riding in an elevator: first this flavor, than this note, now we’re at the third level, … Now, some foods…

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Brian’s Watermelon Elderflower Martini, The Better Version

This has happened to you before. You are sitting at a little desk. An authority figure leans over and says, “You can do better.” Now comes the flood of emotions: anger, resentment, embarrassment, and, yes, an acknowledgement that I could have done better. I first blogged this beverage a couple of weeks ago and I…

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Brian’s Watermelon Elderflower Matrini

                                                                When I was in Austin last month, I had an awesome cocktail at a perfect restaurant. I asked for the recipe for the…

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